Listen Out for the Silence

Lockdown.  Perhaps not the most auspicious start to the new year.  Or so we might think. As I write, the majority of the population in the UK is living a life with strict limitations on movement in public.  Shops, schools, universities and countless offices are lamenting the loss of their normal inhabitants.  Instead, people haveContinue reading “Listen Out for the Silence”

A Eulogy for 2020

By now, we all know it is simply impossible to talk about 2020 without mentioning ‘COVID-19’ or ‘coronavirus’.  These two words have become synonyms for this year.  It has been a time of unprecedented grief, anxiety and loneliness for many people worldwide: the loss of loved ones, loss of jobs, loss of homes…   Need IContinue reading “A Eulogy for 2020”

Time Flies When You’re Being Mum

The last four years have seemed like ten.  Not because they have dragged, no.  In fact, quite the opposite, Alhamdulillah.  Together with my children, I have witnessed many milestones in their lives.    I could list those achievements here but I prefer to keep them to myself.  Suffice to say, they have evolved into youngContinue reading “Time Flies When You’re Being Mum”

Meliorism – noun. A belief that the world tends to improve and that humans can aid its betterment

How fortuitous that I should stumble across this new word! Since I started my blog, I have had feedback from those women I know, and those I don’t, telling me how my story resonates with their own either wholly or tangentially. What they also say is they have found comfort from knowing they are notContinue reading “Meliorism – noun. A belief that the world tends to improve and that humans can aid its betterment”