What is the true cost of beauty? Time or money?


We all want to be beautiful and desired. When we walk down the street, we secretly want people to admire the way we look. How often do you look in the mirror, smile at your reflection, and think yes, ‘I am hot stuff’? Enter any supermarket, department store and chemist and you will see thousands…

Vienna and Bratislava – Posh city vs. sleep pretty capital


The second adventure of our Euro trip involved us travelling to the beautiful Austrian capital, Vienna. I visited this pretty city six years ago in the height of summer and fell in love with it. As an older and wiser self, would I still love the city? Arriving in the city was a doddle and…

Planes, trains and automobiles…. Mini Europe trip….first stop Budapest….


I love adventures, experiencing different cultures, trying different things and going off the beaten track while I travel. I have never been on a mini Europe trip so I spent hours planning routes and looking up destinations. Finally, after hours of endless searching on Google we settled on Budapest, Vienna, Bratislava, Berlin and Nice. Nice…

Fine dining in a glitzy French place in Soho called Balthazar


I’m a sassy woman who is on the quest for some good food in quirky and cool surroundings. I don’t mind paying extra for the ambience, but feel just at home in a street café eating chips and mushy peas. Being Muslim means I have to think twice about where I go to eat as…

Call to prayer – jumma


I sit and stare at the people around me, People rush past, not caring for anyone else, Like headless chickens they force their way out of the crowd, I spot tall, short, fat, skinny, black, white and Arab people all around me, Each dressed in their own way, I can hear the sound of French,…

Eat, Pray, Fast…


I yearn for the month of Ramadan,  A month destined to bring spiritual fulfilment and make me closer to Allah, Each year I pray that I become a better person and secure a place in heaven, My journey to heaven and getting closer to Allah is not easy, I find that each new day brings…