Open-minded

Open-minded Being mixed race, and balancing two almost opposite cultures, has meant that open-mindedness is something I’ve grown up with. I am half Egyptian, a quarter Scottish and a quarter English. I grew up in Cairo, Egypt and moved to England when I was 10. Egypt, like many countries in the Middle East, is relatively…

Liebster Award

So I was nominated by meetmeinnevada for a Liebster Award ! Thank you. I really appreciate it ! The feeling is completely mutual. As soon as I saw this, I took a minute to appreciate the acceptance and involvement I’ve experienced in this new community I decided to join 6 weeks ago. I then googled ‘Liebster Award’ and found…

NEWTS #6: Pulling Off A Successful Surprise Party

So the title is pretty self-explanatory. However, I think I should share the fact that I have attempted a surprise birthday party before. Those of you who are paying close attention to detail though have probably deduced that this first attempt was not successful. I mean, the party happened and all but it was a bit…

“A pl-“

“MONICA: Phoebe? PHOEBE: What? MONICA: Do you have a plan? PHOEBE: I don’t even have a ‘pl’.” – Friends Those words have never rang truer in my life. For those of you who have not seen this episode, or worse, are not Friends fans (smh), in this episode Rachel freaks out over how unaccomplished she is…

NEWTS #5: Canoeing

Yes, canoeing. I told you my challenges would get more interesting. I went all out this week and decided to make the most of my time in Norwich by going canoeing. I went with my cousins, sisters and friends. The six of us got into pairs, hiring out three canoes overall. I was a little nervous getting…

The Perfect Bath

Last night, I had the perfect bath and I am going to share some tips so you can have the perfect bath too ! I know sometimes it’s hard to switch off, but hopefully these tips can help. Pick a good time. I chose just before bed, after a long hard day. It’s a great way…

Faith in Humanity Restored (for today)

It is 8.30pm on a Tuesday and I’m full from the Nandos I ordered in. I was reflecting on my day when I felt inspired to write about it. Something happened today which pleasantly surprised me and I feel grateful. At 8.30 this morning, I was on my way to an interview thing at the…

NEWTS #4: Oil Painting

For my grandma’s 80th birthday, we rented a place in Norfolk for a mini family reunion (that’s why I haven’t blogged in a while). Norfolk is not the most interesting place (apologies to any offended), but it is quite scenic. So on my way to a shopping trip, out of nowhere, I decided my challenge…

Just Keep Swimming

I’ve been thinking a lot about what to write about this week. I’ve already planned out my TSN and am super excited to try it out. I have loads of ideas for one of my extra posts, topics I’m quite passionate about, but the words just weren’t coming out. I have also been super busy the last…

NEWTS #3: Independent at an Independent

Okay, I decided to take it easy this week too with my challenge, but I promise they will get more ‘challenging’ as I go on. Summer makes me lazy okay. This week, I decided to go to the cinema on my own. That’s something I’ve never done, although I have watched movies on my own…

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So here I am, sitting in my living room, after having just got into a mood and feeling embarrassed by my behaviour towards a friend. I am just about to carry on my Netflix Gilmore Girls marathon, when I decide to check my Facebook news feed quickly. I come across a long Humans of New…