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Review | Loaded Burgers

Anyone else feeling worse for wear? It's that cold/flu season again and I've spent almost 2 days indoors feeling under the weather, so today hubby decided to take me out of the house for a late lunch. We ended up at 'Loaded Burgers' in Stoke Newington. I remember around this time last year going to the same place when it was 'Neon Burgers'. I really enjoyed Neon Burgers, so I was really disappointed when they closed down. Neon Burgers has now turned into Loaded burgers, I have heard good things about Loaded Burgers from people who have been to the Ilford branch, so it was time to give this place a go. Luckily it's a Saturday and we found free parking on a side road close by (Parking restrictions in the area are until 6.30pm Monday-Friday and up to 1.30pm on Saturday, free on Sundays). It was difficult to find the opening times for Loaded Burger but from what I remembered Neon Burgers was open from 5pm so we just took the chance and decided to go at

The colour of my skin

This is a topic that I think many girls from a South Asian background can relate to...the complexion of our skin and the obsession with being fair. "O mankind, We have created you from a male and a female and have made you into nations and tribes for you to know one another.  Truly, the noblest of you with God is the most pious. Truly, God is All-Knowing, All-Aware." (Quran, 49:13) In the South Asian (Bangladesh, India & Pakistan) culture, being fair/white is apparently beautiful. Your beauty is rated on a scale of how fair or dark you are. This issue has caused major problems, from breaking up relationships to destroying the self esteem of many young girls with darker complexion. Below I will share with you true and personal stories of myself and people I know, to hopefully give you an insight into how disgusting and destructive this mind set is and why we MUST do something to change this. When I was very young I was quite fair in complexion, as I got older t

Review | 'Oooh my'

Salaam salaam! I haven't posted anything in a really long time and almost felt like giving up blogging altogether. After the wedding life took over and it's really difficult trying to balance everything. Anyway I haven't given up and here is a quick review for two kimono dresses from a company called 'Oooh My', which I came across on instagram. Today I will be sharing my views on the dresses and the company.   I actually don't have pictures of me wearing the dresses so I have shared with you the sample pictures from their website. I bought these two kimono dresses from the website. I actually found a hard time choosing the colours because there are so many to choose from, but I felt these two were something I could wear in this summer transitioning to autumn weather. The website is fairly easy to use and I found the pictures of the items really helpful. It's always a good idea to have a model wear the products so that people can visualise wh