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The Great Chase — Angel

The Great Chase — Angel

It’s been a while since I did a restaurant review but I felt The Great Chase was really worthy of a write-up. Not because it’s amazing but because it’s so different! The Great Chase is a charming, cosy restaurant in Islington High street. What makes […]

Karachi Shopping Hot Spots

Karachi Shopping Hot Spots

I’ve just had the most wonderful time in Karachi, Pakistan! I was there for a close family wedding and between all the wedding related stuff, all I did was shop and eat. Now Karachi is really one of the most amazing cities in this world. […]

The Best of Naples

The Best of Naples

A few months ago my family and I took a late summer holiday to the Italian city of Naples. City breaks can be tricky with young kids which is why we’ve tried to avoid them in the past! (Except for when we went to Paris) […]

Kidtropolis 2017

Kidtropolis 2017

This October half-term I got the opportunity to visit Kidtropolis with my crew ( an 11, 9 and 5-year-old) and then write about it. If you haven’t been you’ll be wondering what an earth is Kidtropolis? Don’t worry I didn’t know anything about it either! Here’s the breakdown:

Top 5 family friendly things to do in Bali

Top 5 family friendly things to do in Bali

Despite the never-ending flight time Bali is somewhere that is definitely worth visiting at least once in your life. Being part of the largest Muslim populated country in the world — Indonesia, Muslim travellers are welcomed in Bali. We stayed at the very beautiful Fairmont […]

Top 5 Apps for Muslims

Top 5 Apps for Muslims

There seems to be an app for everything these days! Let’s face it, Muslims can have some complex needs, when it comes to praying, eating and our general daily activities. Which apps are the most useful though? I’ve narrowed it down to the five apps which I think are most-worthy of your smart phone memory space.

clueQuest Escape Room — King’s Cross, London

clueQuest Escape Room — King’s Cross, London

Voted the top escape room in London on TripAvisor, clueQuest is a super smart escape room which will challenge even the smartest of brains. If you haven’t been to an escape room before you can read about my first escape room experience here. My two friends and […]

Jungly Jadoogar 2

Jungly Jadoogar 2

The Wagging Tongues production team were back at the Muslim Lifestyle Show 2017 with the second part to Jungly Jadoogar. Read all about Part 1 here. The play is about an eccentric villain – the Jungly Jaadogar (meaning crazed/wild magician) trying to cause destruction to a royal […]

Muslim Lifestyle Show 2017 — Olympia, London

Muslim Lifestyle Show 2017 — Olympia, London

On Easter weekend MLS 2017 took place at Olympia in Kensington. It was another well organised event with thousands attending. I went on Easter Sunday and it was really packed. We rushed in as we had tickets to see Jungly Jaadogar 2 at 12pm. There was […]

Top Tips for Indoor Skydiving

Top Tips for Indoor Skydiving

As a birthday present for my husband I decided to take the whole family (five of us) for indoor skydiving at iFly. Not knowing what to expect we arrived in Basingstoke a bit late and almost missed our ‘flight’. Tip 1: You should get there […]

My First Escape Room Experience — HintHunt London

My First Escape Room Experience — HintHunt London

A few friends had been mentioning escape rooms to me recently but I just thought ‘Pahhh sounds weird’. However after doing a bit of research I realised this could be quite a fun activity! So I booked a game at HintHunt for myself and two of my […]

HaloodieFoodie’s Fire & Smoke Supper Club — Bake St. London

HaloodieFoodie’s Fire & Smoke Supper Club — Bake St. London

In January I attended my first ever supper club! Someone asked me the other day, “What is a supper club?” I replied, “It’s a dinner party where you don’t necessarily know the host or anybody there, serves really good exclusive food and you pay for the privilege.” […]

Breakfast at The Ivy Cafe — Wimbledon

Breakfast at The Ivy Cafe — Wimbledon

Going for breakfast is becoming one of my favourite things to do much to the detriment of my waistline. However if you’re going out for breakfast you may as well make it special. Sistered with The Ivy, the Ivy Cafe Wimbledon describes itself as a modern […]

Book Review: Teetotal Tipples by Helen McGinn

Book Review: Teetotal Tipples by Helen McGinn

As a teetotaller you have to be much more creative what with your limited ingredients. When I saw a book with non-alcoholic drink recipes, I knew I have to give it a try.

Blow — London

Blow — London

One day my husband surprised me with an appointment at Blow. I had no idea and it was a lovely surprise (fellas take note!). Blow Ltd is a blow dry bar with two branches in London. It’s not a hair salon or a beauty salon but […]

Coffee Island —  Perfectly Engineered Coffee

Coffee Island — Perfectly Engineered Coffee

This week I went to learn all about coffee brewing at Coffee Island. Coffee Island is a Greek coffee chain which has its only London branch in Upper Saint Martin’s Lane, just behind Leicester Square station. Coffee Island is not like any other coffee shop I’ve […]

The Fairmont Hotel — Sanur, Bali

The Fairmont Hotel — Sanur, Bali

At the end of last year, I went to Bali with my family for one week. I wrote a full review of The Fairmont for travel site Mums Do Travel, so do check it out if you’re thinking of visiting. Here are some photos from […]

SAID Dal 1923 — Soho, London

SAID Dal 1923 — Soho, London

Who doesn’t love the idea of indulging in a hot drink by a real log fire? No-one is the answer. Head over to SAID for an enriching experience surrounded by chocolate lovers and cosy interiors. The Italian chocolatier has opened its first branch outside of Rome right in […]

German Doner Kebab — Croydon

German Doner Kebab — Croydon

German I hear you say? When did Germans start making doners? What kind of blasphemy is this? Well, the ‘traditional’ Turkish doner kebab was introduced to Germany many  years ago by the German Turk community. One of the doner joints was called German Doner Kebab […]

Halalnivore Gourmet Meat

Halalnivore Gourmet Meat

A few months ago I met the Halalnivore team at the London Halal Food Festival. The buzz around their stall and enthusiasm stood out from other businesses and as promised Halalnivore sent me a starter box for reviewing.   What is Halalnivore? Halalnivore are a gourmet halal meat specialist who […]