All is well that ends well – The jinxed start to sailing trip

Mussanah Race Week Oman. I have so much to say. This week went faster than any week I have had in a long time. We had a troubled start to our journey. Our first time experience carrying sailing equipment coupled with a late evening flight time when office hours end and roads are jammed with…

What is so special about Sydney Opera House?

I finally got down to finishing my last post on my Sydney Trip. This post took me quite sometime to pin down. Why did the sight of Opera House bring me so much pleasure? I have often asked myself. I have spent many mornings, afternoons and evenings looking at this building. In this post I…

Random thoughts

Looking out to the sea, looking out to endless possibilities of who I could be. Looking and wondering if there is an obstacle in sight. The calm sea and its gentle waves. The warm breeze and my random thoughts. Life is full of endless possibilities all it takes is a heart. A heart to look…

Kabuli Pilaou

Kabuli Pilau is the perfect dish with just the right flavours and textures. The sweet and savoury combined with the aromatic spices it is a celebration of flavours in one’s mouth. The sweet raisins and soft tender carrots deeply compliment the rich, moreish mutton chunks and the rice. This is a union made in heaven!…

Yahya’s struggles to settle down

Throwback to when we got to Karachi and my Son Yahya started school. A beautiful Karachi morning with a rain shower. From the overcast sky tiny droplets of water fell, though not fast enough to soak me but slowly clouding my glasses. My vision was now marred with these minuscule drops. I resisted the strong…

Hummus with Fried Lamb/Beef

This is recipe is definitely one of the most sensational things that you can put in your mouth. I am willing to make this bet with you 😉 The Hummus is the base is as smooth as you get in a restaurant and flavours on it are intense for sure. Hummus topped with fried lamb…

Travel Diary Bahrain Day 2 – The Practice Race day

Bahrain is cold. The kids had slept well in night. Yousuf’s allergy was activated with the dust in the room. The club premises were nice but the fine sea sand was everywhere. I had to give all the kids anti allergy in night and they slept soundly. As the practice race was scheduled for the…

Travel Diary Bahrain Day 1: The trip to Bahrain

There has been nervous excitement for last 4 days in the house. We were going to participate in 24 Al Bareh International Sailing Regatta in Bahrain as part of the Pakistan Youth Sailing Team. The visas came in last minute and we almost decided not to go. But I am glad that we did come….

International Sailing Regatta at Bahrain

My team of half asleep but nervously excited sailors. Yousuf and Raed (my brother’s) have been horribly worried “We are not ready for this they told me” “We will be last” Me: “All I need is that you finish the race and not get disqualified.” “It doesn’t matter if you win or not, what matters…

As a Mother I need help

Any change is tough. We humans are quite rattled when our status quo is affected. As I get use to life in Karachi, with children, adapting to this change was proving to be challenging. My priority is my children. As a consequence I suffered. There is never enough time for me to do stuff for…

Travel Diaries- Sydney Day 6

I’m an early riser have always been. When I was a student I would finish most of studies in morning. With kids I have found that getting up early allows me to get organised before all the commotion of I cannot find my uniform, my shoes, my school books or my favourite one I haven’t…

5 minute Golden Milk recipe

In my earlier post I had shared how I discovered golden milk. Let me take the liberty to say if you haven’t tried golden milk yet, you are seriously missing out! It’s a creamy, hot milk drink that’s filled to the brim with nutrients. A delicious beverage with many health benefits. Dreams do come true….