Hamza turns 5!

Last weekend, we celebrated Hamza’s 5th Birthday in the park with some good friends. I love doing picnic-style birthdays, with minimum fuss and loads of fun! And this is the 3rd year in a row that we have been doing it like this for him. Its always such a happy day πŸ™‚ This year, I…

My Indoor Garden

I was never much into plants. My mom was a huge fan always and growing up I remember she would decorate our home with indoor plants and she would always a huge collection of outdoor ones too. When I got married and starting setting up my own place, I discovered my love for interiors and…

Gold Drops Coffee and Tea

I am always on the lookout for my next cafe destination. I am falling hard for the Melbourne coffee and cafe culture and I mean to take it seriously. Some days I will just pop in at a neighborhood place and will be prepared to be surprised by it. Other days, I will do my…

Melbourne Cafe Culture :: Manchester Press

“The Australian cafe is a thing, and Melbourne has the best in the world.” To say that the coffee culture in Melbourne is huge would be an understatement. Here, coffee simply is the king. And I am on a personal journey to check out as many of these beautiful spots as possible. Melbourne cafes have…

SIX months in Melbourne :: Life Updates

Today marks six months to the day when I arrived in Melbourne late one night after tackling the seemingly heroic feat of such a long flight alone with the boys. So my trail of thoughts went back to all that happened within these last few months and I felt like writing a blog on it….

As I step into the culinary world ..

“Find something you’re passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it” – Julia Child Its been a while since I have logged into this space. Couldn’t find my writing mojo between juggling all the balls. We are deep in the thick of winters here in Melbourne. Sniffly noses, feverish bodies, and cough-y chests haven’t seen the…

Ballarat with Friends !

Hello friends! So the school just started again this week and isn’t that a glorious thing! πŸ˜‰ About time as well, i was running out of energy to plan some activity for the kids everyday.  As we didn’t go away for the winter break, we decided to do a couple of weekend trips during the…

Day trip to Daylesford

Sharing some photos from our daytrip to Daylesford last weekend. On our drive up there, we stopped among thick, sky-high redwood forests for a while and i couldnt imagine the great Australian outdoors to be any better than that. But ofcourse, i am madly mistaken as each new place in this country invokes this feeling of…

Life in a Family Home :: T01

There is nothing quite like waking up to a clean and organized house. When the stove has been wiped off the grease, dishwasher loaded and run, laundry folded n put away, shoes back to their racks according to the need and priority, toys back in the baskets, strewn clothes in hamper or dressers, garbage taken…

Our Eid Photos ..

Eid Mubarak to all those who celebrated earlier this week! Hope your day was filled with celebration and merriment, friends and family, food and laughter. We had a very busy Eid ourselves starting right from the Chaand Raat (the night before the Eid Day) when i got together with a group of girlfriends to apply…

Our Eid Photos ..

Eid Mubarak to all those who celebrated earlier this week! Hope your day was filled with celebration and merriment, friends and family, food and laughter. We had a very busy Eid ourselves starting right from the Chaand Raat (the night before the Eid Day) when i got together with a group of girlfriends to apply…

House Project :: Melbourne Photo Wall

Today I am sharing a house makeover project that I recently did for my place. Nothing too exciting or dramatic. Just a simple gallery wall. But its a project that I really enjoyed doing and am very happy with the final outlook. Since we moved to Riyadh, I have been meaning to make a gallery…