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Home-made Custard Danishes

Home-made Custard Danishes

I bought a roll of puff pastry with absolutely no clue what I would use it for; all I knew was that my tastebuds longed for something buttery and sweet. My Just Roll pastry dough sat in the fridge for a number of days before I decided to do a little googling to establish what...
My Wedding Day

My Wedding Day

For months I have been counting down the weeks and days till i would finally be a married woman, free to experience the world without bounds with my then fiance (and now, husband). Meticulously reviewing, developing and refining all the major and minor details of my wedding on a weekly basis. The day finally arrived...
Roman Holiday

Roman Holiday

The day following my wedding, I and my husband embarked on our first journey together to the city of Rome. He had warned me of the heat beforehand, but I was not prepared for the physical exhaustion that this would lead to. After more than half an hour out in the heat, i would feel too...
Wedding craft

Wedding craft

I always thought I’d end up being the type to piece together all the components for my own wedding (making the dress, making and decorating the cake, making cards) …oh how wrong i was. There’s too much pressure involved in that all; but i figured there was a way i could still add my personal touch to...
Marriage

Marriage

Marriage. Where do i start? Its something many girls brought up in a culture such as mine like to think of as the defining point of ones adulthood. I’m no stranger to hearing im now becoming a “woman”. But what does that mean? Does it mean the true essence of my nature as a woman...
Makeup Haul

Makeup Haul

I’ve been slowly but surely trying to update my makeup kit. I’ve reached a point in my life where I can’t afford the time to be applying makeup meticulously every morning …well- I can, but that means sacrificing sleep and I’m not ready for that kind of commitment. Let’s face it, I just can’t be...
Dior J'adore Dupe

Dior J’adore Dupe

So, in my quest to find myself a go-to fragrance, I’ve found that most of the ones I seem to really like are well over my budget *sigh*. Yes, despite now working a career and earning my own money for once in my life, I still find myself taken aback when turning the tag to...
Watercolour Illustrations

Watercolour Illustrations

As those that follow me on instagram know, i’ve been taking up the use of watercolours much more seriously as of late (well, i like to think so anyway). After attempting to paint a retro illustration, and being pleasantly satisfied with the outcome (see below), i got a little carried away and proceeded to paint...
Healthy Eats- Weekly Meal Prep

Healthy Eats- Weekly Meal Prep

I wanted a positive start to my first week of work as a professional. As daunting as it all s, the thought of being organised helps relieve my anxiety. I’ve never prepped my meals for the entire week like this before, but was inspired to after seeing multiple ‘fitspiration’ posts on Instagram. I’m no stranger to prepping...
Holland Park

Holland Park

Most Londoners i know always complain about there being no places to go out to. It’s partly true; London can seem bland in comparison to the outdoor activities other countries have to offer. When it comes to choices, the Londoner may feel limited to the typical tourist attractions in Central, the commercial luxuries of Oxford Circus,...
Maamoul معمول

Maamoul معمول

I’ve been a big fan of the guys at Xawaash (Somali youtube channel) for a long while now; only thing is, i never managed to find the time to try out their countlessly mouthwatering recipes. This Eid, i decided to finally do it and boy- was it worth it. For those of you who aren’t...
Fashion Illustrations

Fashion Illustrations

So, it has come to my attention that my Ipad is on the brink of its death- meaning i could potentially lose all its contents when one of these days, it abruptly stops working. I realise that although i’ve posted images of my fashion drawings on instagram, i never have presented them in their true...