Who would’ve thought that a six foot mass of green PVC plastic could bring me such joy! So, on Sunday I finally put our Christmas tree up, under the watchful eye of my three-year-old niece who opted to watch Peppa Pig on the laptop instead of jumping at the chance to help me assemble and … More Our 6ft Mass Of Green PVC Plastic Is Up!
This is the tale of Bandi Chhor Divas – the day of liberation, celebrated by Sikhs all over the globe. The year was c.1617 and the sixth Sikh Guru, Guru Hargobind Ji was living in Amritsar. Mughal Emperor Jahangir, based in Agra, ruled over the whole of India and Chandu Shah, a rich banker, had … More The Tale Of Bandi Chhor Divas
Am I the only one who’s been smiling like a Cheshire Cat ever since the clocks went back last weekend…I’ll take that as a yes!😂 Look, Summer’s great and everything, I enjoy topping up my Vitamin D levels as much as the next person, I really do. But ever since the temperature dropped 10 degrees, … More Sayonara Summer!
That faint dimple in your left cheek that only makes an appearance when you’re either bursting with happiness or being cheeky. That floppy, shiny head of hair that always seems to look professionally styled, regardless of how much you jump around. That tiny little button nose that’s turned up ever so slightly at the tip. … More Mi Sobrino
Eating, drinking, being merry: for a lot of us these are the things that epitomize the festive season. It is a truth universally acknowledged that the period starting from late December leading up until the beginning of January is the only time of the year that we’re allowed, and even encouraged, to abandon work and actually … More Spare A Thought
Do you ever feel as though your life is at a standstill, like time is racing ahead and those around you are progressing (or regressing, as the case may be) but for some reason nothing seems to be affecting you; you’re stuck in one place. Stationary. Unable to break free from the state of monotony that’s consumed your … More The ‘Meh’ Phase
Truth be told, the textbook tales of Diwali that we all learnt about in Religious Education classes at school back in the day about Rama and Sita, Lord Mahavir, Emperor Ashoka and Guru Hargobind, don’t really mean all that much to me—sorry mum, I’m just being honest! But before you proceed to fill my comments box with dagger emojis, let me finish. That … More What Diwali/Bandi Chhor Divas Means To Me
So my family all jetted off to India yesterday. They’re away for two weeks to attend a wedding in Punjab, but sadly I couldn’t join them because I’ve reached the limit on my annual-leave allowance at work. Now I say ‘sadly’ but, cards on the table, I wasn’t really that upset about it. From the second that their tickets were booked, I … More Home Alone
Diwali, aka ‘the festival of lights’, is notoriously celebrated by Hindus all over the world. But why exactly do they celebrate it? To put it plainly and simply they mark this special day in honour of Rama and Sita and their long-awaited return to Ayodhya after fourteen years of exile and the defeat of the evil demon king, Ravana. Lamps … More Black Diwali
It can be so miserable at times to live in England: the country in which it rains 99% of the time. Especially now as we’re approaching Autumn and the days are getting noticeably shorter, I find myself wondering every day, did we even have a Summer?! Now if you work in an office like me, you … More Pathetic Fallacy