1. I attended my closest cousin’s graduation in Manchester which was a fantastic experience. I got to be involved in the drama of the day and cheer embarrassingly loud when she got her three seconds of glory strutting across the stage. But it was the simple things I loved the most, like helping her to decide which shoes to wear and reminding her to smile big!
Proud bunch of people right there!
The mandatory hat toss!
2. My cousin’s obsession with Loom Bands.
Isn’t it magnificent?
3. Chilling at home
I am armed with a MOP and I’m not afraid to use it!
Me and my mummy! Don’t we look alike?!
My dad ‘training’ me. Do you know how big and how heavy that wrench was?! Friggin’ HUGE!
4. When I was four years old I met a girl called Dilpreet and she became my very first friend. Fast forward 19 years and here I am attending her wedding. She looked absolutely stunning and the whole thing was so well planned; I couldn’t be happier for the couple.
Check out that ring!
Me and Dilpreet at her Mehndi event
Haha inadvertently ended up matching the bride!
5. Last but not least- Eid! A time to celebrate the the end of Ramadan and the tough cycle of sleep deprivation, hunger and annoying heat!
Me and my bro
Chilling at the family barbecue
(Some) of my cousins (and me) being silly
Over and Out!
There was a storm. Mother nature was really bloody angry. The trees on my road have been destroyed,
I don’t even…
The neighbours weren’t pleased.
I saw people trying to limbo underneath this.
Not the most wordy post- apologies!
Over and Out!
Sometime during my internship, Shakira and I bumped into a random person outside the station selling a makeover day and I don’t know if it was the weather or I had a long day at work but we ended up buying it. We booked it for two months time and didn’t really think about it until a few days ago when we had to start preparing.
This morning when I woke up, my first thought was WHY AM I DOING THIS? I don’t know the first thing about hair and beauty. My beauty essentials are moisturising cream and eye pencil. I still haven’t figured out how to utilise liquid eyeliner. I rarely paint my nails because they’re usually half bitten. Basically I’m a disgrace to the beauty community.
However I thought: fuck it. It’ll be an experience, good or bad, at least it’ll be interesting.
As part of the day, they gave us a manicure (lol), an aromatherapy hand massage, styled our hair and gave us a full blown makeover. After that there was the photoshoot… which was the part that I was worried about. My mental commentary was something along the lines of:
How do I stand? What do I do with my hands? How do I smile? Should I pout? Can I even pout? *commence awkward fish faces in the mirror* argh Argh ARGH.
However I need not have worried. The photographer clearly knew what he was doing. He told us exactly where to sit, where to look, where to put our hands. All of this he did very quickly so I just felt like I was following instructions. Head here. Face up. Chin down. I can do this.
It turned out to be a really fun day. Definitely worth the experience.
So yeah. This is my face.
I hope this doesn’t turn into my Rishta (pre-wedding) photo. Because they will be hella disappointed when they see me in reality.
Over and Out!
You can rely on British weather to be unreliable- you know sunny and warm one moment and hailstones and clouds the next. Recently however, we’ve had a good spell and honestly nothing lifts your mood like blue skies and a bit of sunshine. Soon I shall be free to make the most of this weather. Soon!
Blossom against blue skies