The Forty Rules of Love by Elif Shafak

I’ve just completed reading The Forty Rules of Love and cannot get it out of my mind. I was encouraged by a good friend and my sister to read this book (years ago, in fact). As much as I am sorry that it took me this long to read it, I don’t think...

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...

iPhone or Samsung?

~ iPhone or Samsung? iOS or Android is what I discovered. I was always a Nokia Symbian Series 60 fanboy, and so when Nokia started losing their way and making disastrous devices (like the N97 which I sadly bought), I knew it was time to jump ship. I had a brief fling...

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’...

5 Mistakes Home Businesses Make On Instagram

Sometimes I get on Instagram just to check what’s new and available at online stores and home businesses. I can’t help it… I am a recovering online shopaholic after all 😉  Other times I come across some profiles (mainly home businesses) that make one...

Spindel Laundry Dryer: My Win

During winter 2013, when I still had difficulty coming to terms with such cold and rainy weather in Cape Town, I came across a Spindel laundry dryer. My first thought was WOW – finally an answer to my laundry woes. No heat, 3-minute cycles and the clothing comes...

Up Close and Personal With Cheetahs

The cheetah is the world’s fastest land animal, with an acceleration of 0 to 80 km/h in just 3 seconds (this equals the Formula 1 Ferrari, ’99!). With a top speed of 120 km/h, each stride is between 7 to 8 metres. And this weekend I had the chance to get...

Getting Started With iPhone SE

I have small hands. And I don’t like large phones because it’s an effort to hold them. That’s why I was disappointed when the iPhone 6 was released… I figured that there’s no way the iPhones will get smaller than 4″. So when the...

Road Trip To Mozambique

Research suggests that there may be more happiness involved in planning your holiday than actually experiencing it. I’m chuffed to be the exception in this case. While it was exciting to plan my first trip to Mozambique, getting there, soaking up the sun and...

The Opened Door

§ Which door have you opened for me, That I am too blind to see? Your mercy surrounds me, Drowns me, I’m warm and safe, Being so deep down. This is love. Your love, For me....

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