Un-neatly Packaged News

Uncomfortable Realisations This post is an odd one for me, battling perceptions of what this blog has been about versus the reality of how it feels for me.  Also bumping up against my own uncomfortable thoughts as to why I haven’t written about a life event. I know, it’s a bit jumbled isn’t it? Perhaps […]

Izzat

In a lot of cultures, izzat (honour) is a massive concept.  Indo-Pak culture normally uses izzat as a useful emotional blackmail tool.  Don’t do this or you ruin our family name etc. It seems that we can’t escape the “honour” line even after marriage.  My friend, newly married, agreed to live in an extended family […]

I’m App it

I was invited by an organisation to speak about my experiences with marriage apps; my perceptions as to why more and more Muslim women are using them as well as my own on again/off again relationship with them.  I thought I would share a few of the discussions points here and invite you to discuss […]

Absorbing Lockdown

Jamie Theakston playing ‘If the World was Ending’ on the way to work couldn’t have felt more apt for me in the second day of ‘lockdown’.  He imparts his own wisdom after the song finishes – ‘If you’re in love and you haven’t told them yet then tell them now – life is too short!’  […]