The Relationship Ceiling
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The Relationship Ceiling

I’ve had two significant relationships in my life. One would be a marriage that ended badly, where everything on paper should have meant that we were well matched, and the other… well let’s say on paper our dating profiles would have yelled ‘you have 0% chance of this working.’ It is the latter that keeps … Continue reading

The Singing Saints
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The Singing Saints

We were leaving behind the excited chaos of family life in Lahore and on our way to my mother’s village. Stories of Galawaal had been weaved into our young lives, and we knew that my grandfather had owned much land there. My mother would talk of drivers holding up hordes of passengers as her family … Continue reading

The Journey-Awakening the Sleeper within!
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The Journey-Awakening the Sleeper within!

My search for meaning in life after 54 years on this planet, 25 years of marriage, 2 children, 5 grandchildren, divorce and finally coming to a standstill and realising I had lost everything but a few trinkets and the clothes on my back. Looking back through the ups and downs in life trying to come … Continue reading

Amy Winehouse: A Family Portrait
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Amy Winehouse: A Family Portrait

I have always wondered if Amy Winehouse’s tragic end to her life was inevitable. I remember watching a documentary on her that implied she needed tragedy to  produce music  as a way to voice her pain, and therefore her pain made her successful.  I remember seeing the photo of her with her bloodied ballet shoes … Continue reading

And the Pretend Award goes to…
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And the Pretend Award goes to…

Yesterday, I was fortunate enough to attend the Asian Women of Achievement  awards held at the Hilton, Park Lane. It was one of those glitzy affairs where the rich and famous intermingled. Of course, also present were the inspirational women who had been nominated  too. Their stories were amazing and all had beaten the odds to make … Continue reading

Friday Magic in your imagination…
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Friday Magic in your imagination…

I came across this picture in a newspaper article titled ‘The Art of Distraction’  ( an essay by Hanif Kureishi) and immediately fell in love with the image. My youngest has been getting into trouble by his teacher for not being able to produce the kind of work she believes is ‘good enough’. He has in … Continue reading

A Bitter Orange Cup of Tea, please!
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A Bitter Orange Cup of Tea, please!

  My good friend, Harriet brought me a bag of bitter orange tea the other day as I had told her I wasn’t sleeping well. She had spoken to her aunt from Costa Rica, an expert all known herbs and asked her which herb would help most with nightmares; her aunt had recommended Bitter Orange Tea. … Continue reading