Casual Moroccan Love

Running late. I have been invited to my new friend’s house for the home cooked rice after a prayer. I can still make it if I can remember which way to go. Streets look less busy. Everyone is coming back from Friday prayer here in Fez. I cannot remember which way to go. Some of…

£4000 for Golden Yarn

How do I know he’s the one? The golden yarn for my dress was shipped all the way from Pakistan. He said I would not need to work unless really bored. I hope my mother in law loves me and doesn’t criticise my cooking. What about my aunties, friends and sisters? My old father would probably…

Crazy Cat Lady

‘Quick! Where is my phone? You’ve got cats!’ ‘Don’t worry, they are not going anywhere them cats.’ ‘How do you know?’ ‘They come here often.’ ‘I bet you feed them.’ ‘Maybe. Let me see if there’s some fish left from that pasta.’ ‘You are crazy!’ ‘Do you want to let them in? What’s the time?…

We Need Each Other

‘Why would you get a projector if you are sleeping on the floor? You eat rice three times a day.’ Little did I understand what was important during my first volunteering days in Cambodia. A week passed by and I found myself sleeping on the bamboo mat, eating rice three times a day and indulging…

Speak Up When Hurt. Save a Life

I am sitting and crying my heart out. ‘Nice dress. Are you wearing knickers?’ he asks. ‘Excuse me?’ I freeze and look around. All these certificates framing his accomplishments. Am I just being dramatic and making it all up to spice up my life. Then he looks through my file, says I need help and…

You Are Mad Not to Believe in Magic

Once upon a time there lived Claus. Claus was loving, kind and jolly. He gave the best hugs in the world. His mulled wine was to die for. He loved to keep himself busy. Christmas mornings Clause spent making future plans. He did not do that to distract himself or fight the loneliness. He did it…

#LoveStory About the Frog III

Daring blue-aura Lucy made Beautiful home for her cat and a plant. She spent days reading About Ancient Rome, Started a blog about Home décor. Lucy met a purple aura frog Who was mad about juicing. Every Thursday night they spent on a mat Mastering hot yoga and staying in plank. Lucy was looking for a…

#LoveStory About the Frog II

Albert and Lucy bought a cat and a plant, A sofa and a lamp to decorate their wonderland. They spent their Saturdays eating high class flies On Sundays they listened To old school jazz. All the frogs around were envious of them. Everyone thought their auras blended so well. Lucy and Albert croaked in tune…

#LoveStory About the Frog IV

Rumour has it Albert has joined the gym, Started puddle dating, got himself a dog, A polka dot sofa and a flat screen TV To enjoy Netflix with his green And yellow aura friends. The truth was Albert thought about Lucy a lot. No matter how many times he tried to Snap Out Of It…

#LoveStory About the Frog

It was one of those nights Where stars could not be intimidated by the clouds, The moon’s smile covered the roof with frost Making the ocean Glitter like a fool. The frogs had a party with everyone invited. The guests gathered with auras of all colours. Red and yellow, white and daring blue, Purple and…