The hotel we stayed in was not impressive. Dingy rugs, old squeaky furniture, rugged looking sofas from the 70's and a tiny room crammed with too many beds. But our take away from this experience was the welcoming family that hosted us there.
In response to a writing prompt... WATER Running water in my ears, A quiet lane of solitude A ‘mouse’ sweeping under my hand A blank screen in front of me, My imagination in unknown lands Life stretched across me of thirty some years Another life stretched across me of unknown years Still I can’t write … Continue reading Water
Hey all, I have some exciting news. We are planning a trip to Turkey! Yes, if you are thinking we have been there before, you are right. However, 12 hours layover in Istanbul did not do justice to this extremely history-rich country, where a blend of cultures and continents happen like nowhere else. One thing … Continue reading Planning a 10 days trip to Turkey
The tagline to this book's title says 'an intimate history of Pakistan' and to a certain degree the author, Rafia Zakaria accomplishes telling a very insightful story. For a person almost the same age as Rafia, I was able to reflect back to some political incidences in contrast to my own childhood memories of them … Continue reading The Upstairs Wife – A short book review
I am going to be the devil's advocate with this one. Before you read my review, here are some basic details about the series (source: Wikipedia). For the fans of the show, please embrace yourself for some heart break. I finally finished the much-acclaimed Netlfix's newest superheroes flick, the Umbrella Academy. For me, there were hits … Continue reading The Umbrella Academy – was it a comedy of errors?
Yup, I just spent six valuable months of my life saying 'yes' to everything that came my way. Boy, did it break my back.
I have a different narrative to hijab and its rights. We already know that hijab is a symbol of piety, modesty and a Muslim women's relationship with her Creator, and with her inner spirituality. However, it has become just the opposite.
What are book clubs? Why do they exist? Although I was fascinated by books while growing up, I had never joined a book club until more recently in Dec. 2018. We, the Gen Xers and baby boomers claim proudly that we read for pleasure. Sometimes I wonder if it was choice or was it the … Continue reading What are book clubs for?
Hi all. Came across this great article on WordPress. Since the changes to WordPress, we are all struggling with our content and blogs being read. I thought this would be a great way to spread some cheer this holiday season. Happy reading and Happy Holidays! Having trouble getting visitors to your blog? Here are … Continue reading 7 Things You Can Do To Make Your Blog Posts Standout And Get Read — Hugh’s Views & News
A wise way to save money while traveling is when your partner travels for work, you travel with them. Hubby had a team meeting planned for the last week in August and the destination this time was Victoria, B.C. We had been to Victoria in 2010 but we drove all the way from Regina, Saskatchewan … Continue reading Four days, Four lessons trip to Victoria, B.C