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...

Generalisations

I’m going to start off with a small disclaimer here: My blog post is not directed at anybody or meant to cause any harm. The below incidents are based only on my personal experience. Being a slender female from Durban, living in Cape Town, who happens to be...

Print Book or eBook?

Opening a book is like opening a box of exciting thoughts and creative imagination just waiting to be devoured… Many avid readers will tell you so. As for me, I couldn’t agree more. The pure joy of owning a freshly-bought and clean book with crisp pages...

MacBook Air

I made a promise to myself at age 19 – I am going to own a MacBook Air. My sister got herself one at the time and I fell in love with it – granted, I fell for its aesthetics more than its capability, but I simply HAD to have one. One day. Five years later,...

The Impulsive Online Shopper

I have a habit of stalking the goods I buy online. Yes, I suppose one can argue that I have a lot of time on my hands, but to be honest, I just want to make sure I don’t experience any cognitive dissonance (and here I thought I’d never use Marketing text book terms in...

Funky Flash Drives

I’m currently going through a ‘cute and funky flash drive craze’ with the hope of owning every cute flash drive out there… more or less 😛 There’s a shop at Canal Walk that I simply love for their cool gadgets and cute flash drives –...

Scene and Herd

In a mere few hours from now, my journey back to a coastal city I still call home, will rekindle my friendship with the animal kingdom. Soft creamy wool, vacant blue eyes, innocent stares… and muddy hooves. Sheep: a rounded bundle-of-a-reminder of our natural...

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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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