Shopping Online with Pick n Pay

I’ve previously tried to shop online at Pick n Pay and for some reason all their delivery slots for that week were booked and unavailable. After that, I haven’t tried it out again. Until this week. It was announced that their new online shopping website...

Secret Shared From A Now Dearly Departed

Five years ago my mum’s second brother departed this world, for the next. A wonderful, generous and kind man who never fully recovered from a stroke he suffered 11 years prior. During the time leading up to his death, his health further deteriorated, which left...

5 Domestic Travel Essentials

The one thing about having family scattered across multiple cities, is that you’re bound to be hopping on a plane, bus or car and heading off to see them every now and again. While it’s exciting, making sure you’ve packed everything you need, and...

Picture-Perfect: Personalised Paintings For Little People

If you’re an aunt, or uncle, to little kids then you’ll know the struggle is real when you want to get them a unique gift that they’ll love (because, chances are, their parents know what they love and got it for them already). So when my nieces and...

A Clean Start With SweepSouth

Since the flight of my last domestic, who was charming and quick, I was left with a sunken feeling at the idea of having to look for someone as good as her. Which, in the end, I didn’t. I seriously considered using an agency, mainly for the convenience (less...

Spray Paint Project 01: Decorative Car Hang

I ordered a car hang that I originally wanted in metal but could only source in wood. The car hang is a laser cut-out of the Arabic word for God: Allah. While it did look pretty good in wood, I’ve always wanted it in metallic/silver. The solution? Getting it...

Unboxing The Hayaa Box

We’ve had the Man Box for men, the Ruby Box for women and a range of other boxes but what we haven’t had thus far is a box aimed specifically at a small yet distinguished demographic: Muslim women. This is where The Hayaa Box comes in. ‘Hayaa’...

For The Love Of Henna

I love henna. One of my favourite memories from my childhood was looking forward to getting my small hands decorated with henna the night before Eid. My eldest sister, who has quite the creative gene, used to decorate my palms with flowers and other patterns. And I,...

95 Birthdays

Four years ago today we celebrated what would be my grandmother’s last birthday – her 95th. Twenty-three days later it was my name she called out when she took her final breath. § There’s a certain kind of determination that the elderly exude. And...

The Value of Empathy

A few months ago I stumbled across a video that, in under 3 minutes, explains what is empathy. The video is narrated by Brené Brown who is a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. Although it is an animated video, it so...

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Iridescent Lane is a lifestyle blog that covers food, local travel, creative writing, parenting, and a few other elements that make up Saajida’s journey living in Cape Town.

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