A Little Life Update and a pouring of thoughts…..

Hi Guys, I thought i’d do a little catch up on here. I haven’t done much of this type of blog for a long time. After Covid hit- I tried to hide all emotions because everything seemed mundane to the bigger badder Pandemic waiting outside our front door.

This is not to say I struggled, because I really don’t think I did. Yes their were days I struggled, but overall, the Lock down was a blessing to my life.

Is it ok for me to say I have anxiety, anxiety of going back to the ‘old’ normal…… Read more on www.acupofme.blog

Productive Week. How to Set Yourself Up. My Tips…

In all fairness I don’t think I am the best person for this…. I really am not.

I live off adrenaline, panic, overwork myself, get anxiety, forget everything and then get Ill after a productive day of running around, crying in between errands, and….. getting everything done.

My superpower is I get things done at the expense of my own health and body.

With age and hormones the anxiety and the crying are more trife then ever. I can no longer be that person- I need a clear brain, I need extra time, I need organisation and I need planning……. And more than ever, I need to organise a way to set myself up for a productive week…… Click here for more…

https://acupofme.blog/productive-week-how-to-set-yourself-up-my-tips/

June in a Nutshell

I nearly forgot, seriously I nearly forgot I do this every month! Gosh I really am getting old… (Let’s not talk numbers here) ……. not thinking about it, seriously im not…… So let’s get on with it…..

What did June bring us? In no particular order….

Gigi Hadid & Zayn Are Expecting

Gigi Hadid Flaunts Her Growing Baby Bump for the First Time ...


Are they a couple? Are they not? Oh… They back together…. Oh nope. They not, oh she had moved on…. Nope she’s back with him…. Let’s stop right there!! *Bombshell* she’s pregnant and Zayn is the Dad…. Oh at least now we know exactly where they stand…. Or do we?

Regardless I’m sure they will make proud parents, and create the most beautiful baby ever.

Sushant Singh Rajput


I’m so confused with this, and really upset. This is a famous, successful, incredibly gorgeous young man in his early 30’s- Who gave up his life?! I don’t get it. I really don’t. Sushant Singh was found dead in his apartment in Mumbai, He died of asphyxia due to hanging. It really goes to show- ‘something’s really are not greener on the other side.’

I’ve spoken about men and suicide before here, and this incident really shows how suicide is a serious issue in Men. This man had everything in front of him, his whole life mapped out and yet, he chose to end his life.

“Gone too soon to the dangers of the mind.”

Mental illness is real. Especially in Men. If you or anyone you know is suffering… Click on this link for useful advice. Please be vary and alert of those around you.

Covid-19

I’m bored already…….. We will give this one a miss…… all media outlets already give us too much information…..

Stay safe, stay indoors unless necessary to go out, wash those hands. That’s all I’m speaking on this. Over and out

BLM


It’s still proudly going on. The movement is now a revolution, and a great one at that! But having said that…. Justice still has not been served, there is still so much more to do…

The Black Lives Matter movement explained | World Economic Forum

Shukri Abdi

Shukri came to the UK as a 12 year old Somalian girl, fleeing a war-torn country. Having been placed in a school- she was victimised to bullying. These incidents were raised by her mother to the teachers and head teacher of the school- yet they were ignored.

Shukri’s body was found in River Irwell. Police ruled last year that there were no suspicious circumstances surrounding her death, and that she may have drowned, however an inquest heard in February tells of how a friend “joked” with Shukri to “get in the water or I’ll kill you.”

Shukri’s mother also stated that there was no way that Shukri would have gone into the water herself as she could not swim.

The Black Lives Matter movement are using this as a focal point after the police were accused of treating the case less seriously because she was black. Which I think we can all agree with….

One demonstrator demanded authorities "give Shukri Abdi the same attention as Maddie McCann"

Lets get Shukri and her Family the Justice they deserve. Get signing here.

Breonna Taylor
Breonna Taylor a key worker in the pandemic and a model citizen was shot in her home whilst she was sleeping. The police officers responsible for her death have yet to face accountability.

Breonna Taylor police shooting: What we know about the Kentucky ...

Breonna Taylor’s home address had been used by an already arrested drug suspect to pick up packages- this was why the police went to her house. A False Address. On arrival they executed a no-knock search warrant and on leaving we have the Body of a Beautiful young Black Women who was sleeping.

Justice is still being demanded for this beautiful lost soul, whilst the three policemen who have done this are still walking free.

Would this have been a white women, they would never shoot her. Breonna’s mistake she is Black. #sayhername

Justice for Breonna- here is the link.

For more on the Black Lives Matter Movement. Click on this Link

Kanye West for President

I don’t know how I feel about this, I really don’t. I don’t have a problem with Kanye….. Just that he said “Slavery is a choice” ….and actually maybe I do have a problem. Maybe that is the Problem, and its a huge problem, and we can’t even blame white privilege for that. But I guess by saying that- he’s gained all the Trump supporters that’s for sure. Hmmmm….. this is a hard one.

Kanye West Officially Files to Run for President

But if he really is running for president – now’s the best time. He will always be compared to Trump- so no matter what he says or does he’ll always look ….. Well….better….. slightly better anyway…

Did the Simpson predict this? I am not evan sure of anything at the moment. Having said that I think Kim will do a great job as a First Lady. Atleast the women has a voice, and doesn’t hide behind her husband. This should be a good series to watch when it unfolds….I wonder if it will be on Netflix or will Hayu be keeping the contract? Hehe.

Its early days and I dont want to say too much. I remember laughing when Trump got elected, it was the joke of the Year……. and then we ended up with Boris. We got what we deserved. Ill keep quiet before karma comes to bite us again.

What are your thoughts on the Kanye for President?

And thats all folks, thats a round up of June, in the middle of July. My apologies. Ill get onto the July one quicker (hopefully, if I dont forget again)

Love and regards

M11bna

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April…. In a Nutshell

Wow…. It just gets weirder (is that an actual word). Every month seems to be more entertaing then the last, and we are not evan mentioning the Kardashians in the story- thats another form of entertainment in itself.

So what did April Bring us? Apart from the crazy increase in deaths from the Covid. Is it still going on? Yes it is. Is it a dream? No!…. Please God wake us up if it is, it’s been going on for too long.

Death Toll for the UK is sitting at just above 28000 at the moment, in a month the increase is quite scary…. But I’m not going down that route again…. Let’s leave it as that …

1. Boris has Corona….

It struck our own Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Just when I started liking the dude. I was shocked. I think that shocked everyone…… The virus is real and it is after us all. At one point we thought we had lost him as he was put into intensive care….. but he pulled through, and we can all breathe again. For real.

Then Prince Charles got infected, another shock to the system. He managed to get through it too. Phew. Can’t have our future King go before he Even gets a chance to be ‘King’ … But will he be king? Hmmmmmm…. Anyway back to this- we seriously don’t need more bad news this month. The lockdown and the evil virus lurking in every corner waiting to grab is enough for us at the moment….

This month we also had a surge of celebrities who were all getting the virus. Tom Hanks and his wife, Idris Elba among them…. they made it seem so easy…At one point I thought it might be ‘fashun’ and was wondering if I should loiter out and just get it…. so I could fit it….. Luckily that thought only lasted a few seconds…

2. Trump and Dettol

Can we get through one month….. Just one? Only one- where we don’t mention this guy’s name? Please. Just the one? He needs a show of his own, he goes through more emotional swings than the Kardashians put together “Keeping up with Donald Trump” ….. It does have a certain ring to it…

So what’s the eejit done now? Only just gone and told everyone that Dettol is the answer to the Covid….

Sheeeesh (kebabs) (* rolled my eyes the longest I ever had- 6 times minimum*)

I mean the average person knows not to take anything this guy says seriously, but he has people who worship him…. Who probably are risking their lives trying this out…. … I just can’t….. Have to move on… Can’t waste more time on this guy. “Their are people dying Trump! “

3. China

So they decided that they had got rid of the virus, and then they decided that they hadn’t, and then they decided that they had, and once again realised that they hadn’t….. Considering the virus started from China the death toll sits at just under 5000…. Urm not calling them liars, not at all, I mean…. Why would I do that? … Urm unless off course I think that they are lying? …. Liars!!

4. It’s a Boy

Some good news for the end of the month. Boris Johnson had a Baby Boy, and he has the same blonde unruly hair just like his pops. ( I’m not being mean. I promise- but hopefully rest of him will go after momma- she’s a beaut.)

And I think that’s all for April. Don’t really want to get too into details about the virus, we have enough of that kind of mail being thrown about everywhere.

Waiting on Boris for this month to see what’s happening with the restrictions…. But for the time being people- stay safe, stay indoors, make Dalgona and bake a cake…. It’s not all bad…

Love and regards

M11bna

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March in a Nutshell

And…. March came along, which means, its Birthday Month!!! which means…… absolutely nothing bacause Coronavirus is taking the limelight away from me.

Im just looking back at my in a nutshell blogs, I feel like I have lost all of my swag, and my general sarcasm, I needed to go back to them to get myself back into the mojo……. by wow……my God 2020 has really killed us before our own death.

At the end of Feb I really thought that I wouldnt have much to write about in march, but damn I sure did start blogging in the right year!

The beginning of last month (being Feb) Italy death tolls for the Coronavirus sat at 52, just within these 4 weeks Italy is at 13,155 (as of Today) and UK now sits at 2352 …… just within a month I mean how naiive was I? Uk is now officially on Lockdown too

The reality is , there is so much to write about and so little aswell…. I dont want to start with all corona stats again, we have all heard too much of it, its just circulating and circulating, and in all honestly im getting overwhelmed by it all…… and just STOP.

So I have decided to look at it this way:

Its here, and its here to stay. Protect yourself, protect your loved ones and focus on the good stuff, like spending time on the phone to mum ( I dont usually get the the time to do this), catch up on all the movies you wanted to see, read all the books you wanted to read, talk to those people that live in the same house as you (you know the hubby and kids. Those people), Banter, eat good food, clear out that damn wardrobe and get rid of those shoes!! and just generally catch up.

SO instead of giving you bad news heres some good stats for you:

We have become obsessive over looking at the stats for how many people have died, so heres a new stat for you: worldwide we have had 202941 people recovered.

202941

People Recovered

Now thats something to focus on!

A big Thankyou to the NHS, and the Doctors and Nurses worldwide. We could never Ever repay you. You are our superheroes.

Not forgetting, our dustbin collectors, the people still working in superstores, the key workers- teachers, chemists, social workers, You guys are keeping the world spinning and deserve so much more than we can ever give you.

And a big Thankyou to the people staying at home and keeping everyone safe, you may think you are doing nothing, but really you are saving lives by staying indoors.

Im going to leave it as that today. Im hoping April brings us back our silly stories to moan about, and I am really missing the sarky me. Moody me is not a nice person to be around.

Love and Regards

M11bna

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February in a Nutshell

“January in a Nutshell’ proved to be popular, so I had to do the same again… Thanks to you guys who told me I was hilarious… Ok ok, that’s a lie, not hilarious, just funny…. But google theasaurus states that funny and hilarious are the same, so don’t come at me. Have a word with Google…… And I’ll be just here being hilarious!

One thing I love about February, Pay Day comes so damn quick! Hi five to short months- we only get the one, so hi five to February and now it’s gone, 11 more dreaded long months to go through…until its November and then we complain how fast the years gone…..

So heres what gone on in Febuary, seriously considering its the shortest month of the year, A hell of a lot has happened

1. Storm Ciara and Dennis and Jorge

Weve been hit by 3 storms this month alone! and it doesnt seem to be settling down. The Area I live in hasn’t been affected much (although my fence did break) but other areas are going through the worse of it. Ciara came and went, Dennis decided to come in batches and Jorge is not giving up. The Worst affected area being in West Wales….. Storms are coming and going yet Boris (Johnson that is, although he is considered to be a storm aswell) is yet to be seen.

2. Coronavirus

Is it a moral panic? Is it real? Is it true? Is it lies? Is it man made? What is happening people? A Lot and nothing at the same time.

The number of coronavirus deaths has now reached 3,080, with the death toll in Iran at 66 (the highest outside China). In Italy, 52 people have died, while three have died in France.

What do I make of it, well theres more chance of me dying in a car accident then the Coronavirus, and that’s not going to stop me driving…

Here’s a few facts for you

And here’s a quick prevention guideline

Generally, stay clean, stay domesticated (which you should be doing regardless of Coronavirus) and dont book a flight to China, and I think you will be ok.

Brexit

Boris Johnson has stepped up his game, and got to work more faster than any Politician I know. All for the wrong reasons though, things have tightened up on the immigration front, heres a few changes https://metro.co.uk/2020/02/29/post-brexit-immigration-rules-12324404/.

Plus we going back to blue passports! This is the official stamp. We are out of the EU.

Caroline Flack

…. Gave up her life at age of 40. Such a devastating story and loss of a beautiful person. I don’t know her. I don’t watch Love Island. It doesn’t interest me at all, but I sure do know people who watch it, and its being suggested that the Media drove her to this. Especially The Sun newspaper…….

….. I just cant fathom it, How can someone be so low that they think committing suicide is the option out?

Prayers with her family and friends at this precious time, Also prayers to all the other suicide victims and families. If you do know anyone going through hard time, Please keep an eye on them. A Little Love goes a Long way.

Royal Tea and Jam

Its not the begginning of the new month if I dont talk about my favourite family in the whole wide world.

And guess What! Prince Charles, Camilla, Prince William and Kate came to Leicester!! and I missed them! I so badly wanted a selfie with Charles. That would’ve been awesome! My life wouldve been made, I missed out……Although I do think the Queen would have been ‘Off with my head’. But hey…. I wouldve met her too….

Harry and Meghan have been summoned! They are back to finish off their duties and then its officially a ‘bye -bye’ to them. Although Harry has started his goodbye’s earlier- in Edinburgh he asked to be called as ‘Harry’ and not Prince Harry…. The beginning of the end. ~

Also it has now been clarified that they no longer can use ‘The Royal Sussex’ Brand. The Queen keeps on suprising me. Legend. Absolute Legend!

I must say im looking forward to seeing them, I do think they are a dynamic force, and they do bring alot of drama with them. But honestly would love to see William, Kate, Harry and Meghan together one last time.

Manchester City Football Club

I dont know if this is news or not, but the Boi told me this is big! so im adding it on. Manchester city has been banned from the Champions League for 2 seasons, and also charged with a £25million fine due to breaking financial fair play rules.

What does that mean? I dont have a clue….. Not really too fussed either, but if you want to know more, heres the webby https://www.theguardian.com/football/2020/feb/14/manchester-city-banned-from-champions-league-two-seasons-ffp-uefa

India

War on the streets of Delhi mainly targeted at the Muslim Communities. Im not going to say anything more. This is really affected me. Really really affected me, and I would rather not say anything when emotions run too deep.

Here is a link to find out whats happening https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-51612461?intlink_from_url=https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/topics/cqzp3xdyxq4t/new-delhi&link_location=live-reporting-story

Before I end, can I say how deeply ashamed I am of all the celebrities in India, This was their time to shine and make a difference. They are the worst of human beings. They belong on the bottom of the pile. Absolutely disgusted.(told you I’m affected)

Friends Reunion!

Could I be more happier?! Its official, its happening and I am ecstatic!

Cant wait for this !

Love and Regards

M11bna

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January….. in a Nutshell

Finally January ended, Do you guys also think that January is the longest month of the year? It just doesnt end….

My year goes abit like this January, January, January, January, February, March, Aprilember, Novemeber, December… and then its all over, and then the dreaded month of January hits us again.

Well back to the blog, before I get carried away, heres whats been happening….in a nutshell.

1. Royal Tea with Jam

My obsession with the Royals. The Queen kicked Harrys ass, and threw him off the Royal Title (You go Girlfriend….eh Your Royal Highness). She did well. Im happy with the outcome. Harry and Meghan are now in Canada trying to live a bittersweet life, whilst suing every media outlet that comes in their way (got to earn a living somehow). A job would be a fine idea Harry? No? What ones of them I hear you say? ….Joking. I love them. And I really cant wait to see them in their new ‘Celebrity lifestyle’ because theirs not too many of them around is their?

2. Australian Fires

Parts of Australia are still burning, and it doesn’t seem to be getting better. The Death Toll sitting at 33, with more than 2000 homes lost and thousands of wildlife. My thoughts and prayers always with you all.

3. Brexit

Is it happening? Yes it is ! Yes it already happened….Yesterday….Brexit is done….. Whats happened? Brexit! Brexit! ….. OK!. So…Urm whats happened? here is a breakdown of a few changes so far,

Nothing. Its going to take a couple of months for all negotiations to be put in place.

4. Kobe Bryant

NBA Superstar Kobe Bryant dies in a helicopter accident at the age of 41 along with his daughter. Tragic news that has affected a lot of people around the world from celebrities to supporters. May your soul rest in Peace and May God make it easy on those left behind

Whilst we are at it, Can we also pray for the people in Palestine, losing their lives daily in an unjust system, the Rohingya’s in Burma, The Uyghur Muslims, The Syrians, Afghanistan, Australia, Somalia…. and so many more.

Every Life Matters!

5. President Trump

Can we get through a day without mentioning this eejits name? Nope. We are stuck for life. The Assasinantion of Qasem Soleimani being the very first thing he ‘assigned’ in the new year, and now he has a new ‘Peace Deal’ which he calls the ‘Deal of the Century’ for the Palestinians living in PALESTINE- which strips them of their rights, their land, their country and even their existence. How is this a Deal? Mr President? Take a note from Harry and Meghan and LEAVE!! Preferably to another Planet!

Here are the details https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-51299145

6. CoronaVirus

Called the Wuhan Corona Virus- because it has originated in the city of Wuhan in China. Although not the first of the Corona Viruses (2002 in China, and 2013 in Saudi Arabia). The difference this time is that this virus is not only passed from animal to human- but it can also be passed from human to human, therefore it’s harder to contain.

Symptoms start off as flu like symptoms and later into severe pneumonia type symptoms.

Treatment- there is none, because we are still in the stages or trying to find out where it’s coming from! Indication is saying ‘bats’ as Chinese eat bats, but yet not fully confirmed.

Severity– UK have now upped the condition from low to moderate indicating that we may have issues. 2 cases have been found in the Uk and they are in isolation at the moment. However we have also had a plane full of passengers come from Wuhan, and All passengers regardless of condition will be held in quarantine for 14 days. So procedures are in place.

Deaths: so far 250 deaths have been confirmed, and 12,000 infected people. though there is suggestions that rates may be higher.

Lived updates can be found on: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/01/world/asia/coronavirus-china.html

7. Katie Hopkins

And now I will end with something abit more light hearted. Watch Katie Hopkins pick up her award for ‘CUNT’ of the year. This women flew all the way to Prague to accept this very ‘Prestigious’ and ‘One of a kind’ award.

Youtuber Josh Pieters probably pulled the best Prank of the year and we are just finished January guys! This is huge.

Since Harrys no longer Prince can I suggest for Josh to take the position? I think I will be starting a petition soon. Watch this space

Watch (and laugh at )Katies Humiliating Awards ceremony here:https://www.dailydot.com/irl/youtube-katie-hopkins-award-prank/

So thats January…. in a nutshell. If anyone asks you ‘Whats new?’ dont say ‘Nothing’ -you have 7 things to talk about. Thank me later.

Now back to my Dubai blog

Hope you guys enjoyed the read

Love and Regards

M11bna

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Megxit

So how did 2020 start?

Well we have had to finally accept that Boris Johnson is our Prime minister. (That’s karma for laughing at America when Trump was elected. Karma has a way of kicking you in the balls).

Boris Johnson

Now we will be heading straight into Brexit (although I voted Remain, the way the whole process has gone on, and for so long, its been draining. So its just nice to know that something is happening! Finally, we know where we stand. Kind of. ) and now we will see how much of an impact it’ll have on us.

Also we are coming to terms that our beloved NHS may be sold off in the near future, its all very daunting and scary.

Worldwide 2020 has brought us the Tragic news in Australia with the fires. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this hard time.

The mass ethnic cleansing of the Uyghur muslims in China are finally getting some air time, although mostly on social media, the International stations are still widley ignoring them, as are the national. But its nice to see Celebrities voicing their concerns and raising awareness. (Although they are getting heavily critisised for it! Freedom of speech only applies for some causes!)

Then the dreaded President Trump whilst playing golf decided on the assasination of the Iranian General Qassem Suleimani and now their are talks of possible WW3. (Seriously the amount of netflix series I watch I can so picture this in my head!! talking of netflix and presidents… you guys watched Scandal? Fitz for President next please!… Oh Fitz!)

Back to the UK, Prince Phillip health is in the air, constantly in and out of hospital. Tensions rising,

And whilst we all come to terms with all of this…….. “Megxit”

And we are only on the 2nd week of January.

Right I havent really got political up to date with my posts, because sometimes im afraid to voice my opinion, because politics is very broad and very vast and everyone has an opinion of their own and I dont want to be judged for it. I think as a blogger, you have to be very careful what you say, it can be misinterpreted all too easily.

So I have decided to pick on the things which I believe to be light hearted politics… (I think(biting nails))

So lets get back to ‘Megxit’

I had decided 2020 was MY Year!! I’m ready to make it MY Decade of Decades….. but I guess so many other people have decided the same. All this news, just two weeks in……Its going to be a great year!

But seriously?? I’m not going to say could it get worse? Seriously not going to say it…. But could it?

This whole ‘Megxit’ situation has got me really reeled up. I’m a big fan of Harry and Meghan. Huge fan. I’m a big fan of everything Royal. I love the Royal family. I love William and Kate. I love the Queen. I love Britain. I believe they are mine. They belong to us. They belong to me. And because I watch The Crown on netflix (promise you netflix are not paying me for this post, though it would be nice!) I feel like I know them, they are my family, they are my friends. I laugh when they laugh, I cry for them, I Hurt for them. I Follow them on Social media, in the papers, in everything. I STALK the Royal Family. (There I said it, im obsessed- abit like Joe on YOU (netflix again))

So Im going through an emotional rollercoaster at the moment. Initially the post they sent out stating they are ‘stepping down’ gave me Joy. Who wants to be in an institute like that, its so difficult, ( Ive seen how much the Queen went through on the Crown. Its so tough!) Good on them for wanting out…….But now Im not so sure….

Meghan has been bullied by the media, theres no doubt about that, but then so has every member of the Royal family at one point. They are in the public eye, they will be scrutinised, its been that way for years. In exactly the same way Meghan was scrutinised as an actress. Its a celebrity culture. Its a tabloid culture. Its a press culture. She married a Prince! What was she expecting?

Shes not the first to be bullied, Sarah Ferguson (Prince Andrews ex-wife) because of her weight was named ‘Duchess of Pork’. Kate Middleton was accused of doing nothing more that just having babies on top of babies, and also accused of lavishly spending tax payers money when she first came into the royal family on outfits. And how about Camilla- still to this day she is bullied.

Im not saying its right to be bullied. NOT AT ALL. I just dont think that by running away it will stop the bullying, if anything they probably have made it worse for themselves. They will be more in the press then ever before. (This time without the aide and security of the Royal Family so anything can and will be published) especially if Meghan goes back to her career ( You would think that she’d be use to it by now? though I would love for her to be back on suits! (Netflix again!))

Now something else that troubled me, the fact that they made this statement without the Royal family knowing. (urm…. guys…. what were you thinking!!!???) they already have the media after them, and they throw themselves to the sharks! (Was this like a dumb and dumber moment!). Im not a royal but that hurt me!! Harry (no longer Prince!) knows exactly how the system works, why the hell??? …..Im in disbelief! Is this his first “Im going to be independent” move? because he already failed. Big time.

And now they want to be ‘Financially Independent’ whilst keeping the Royal Sussex name, but stepping down……thats abit like Kylie Jenner stating that she is ‘SELF MADE’. Ugh. to Celebrity Culture.

Wow. reading that back. I can feel my tone change. Im really hurt!

In all honesty if they wanted to be free, they deserve to be, but not the way they did it. The Queen is 93 years old! (same as my granni) Prince Phillip health is all over the place, and they throw this on her! Its such a disrespect on the family and the Monarchy. I am so so so dissapointed. Especially after the amount the Royal Family did to invite Meghan into the family. The grand wedding, Prince Charles stepping in to walk her in, the Queens gift of the ‘Sussex’ title. They went above and beyond -evan though every step of the way they were being traumatised by the media, yet we never heard a complaint off them, not about Meghan or about the media. They took it in their grace and continued, knowing its a phase they will need to overcome. If only Meghan and Harry did the same.

The other thing that troubles me is- they want to be out of the ‘limelight’ as per se. They dont like the media attention, yet Meghan has signed a million pound contract with Disney for a voiceover? Urm …..hyprocricy at its best.

It seems to me that only if the attention is on Meghan, then the attention is valid .

Phew, I got passionate there. Didnt realise I was that protective of the Royal family either.

Well to end I Cant wait for The Crown season 7- I wonder if Meghan will play herself (hehe)

Let me know how you all feel about this, would love to hear your thoughts

Love and Regards

M11bna

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Primarks new Modest Range

Instagram is full of influencers showcasing Primarks new modest range of clothing.

And all I can say is “About Bloody Time!” … Finally after centuries a gap in the market had been discovered.

What is Modest Clothing?

Modest clothing can actually be described in various different ways, and everyone has their own interpretation of what modest is. Being a Muslim modest clothing is actually a part of my lifestyle. Generally it means covering up your body so that your assets aren’t revealed… For me it’s about covering parts of the body, and overall skin- apart from hands and feet and my face. I’m not too fussed about how tight an item is (although I love oversized items more) however for others how closely it fits also comes into modesty, and modest clothing. Personally for me I like to get an average ratio of halal (lawful) and haraam (unlawful) into an outfit. (And now the haram police will come after me in full force).

It’s damn difficult for us modest dressers, for example when I see a dress I like, it’s often sleeveless- or backless or has a thigh high slit, or a slit at the back…and then I have to figure out what to wear underneath or on top. And it can be draining especially in the summer months- when Even the material can be sheer. (That’s a whole another story)

Then skirts- can be too short, or the midi range- which requires leggings or tights … And all over again it looks boring and frumpy and too many layers that don’t compliment each other.

Or tops usually sleeveless- deep necks, backless…. You getting the drift right?

That’s not to say every item of clothing is like that- it’s just the obvious modest clothes are just plain ugly, big, boring and not to forget limited.

So having Primark bring up a range of modest clothing has appealed to a wide audience. However Primark are not the first in introducing the modest range, it has been explored by other retailers before,

Primarks Modest range

DKNY launched the Ramadhan collection back in 2014- which was aimed at the modest Muslim dresser and the content was good. I liked the clothes they offered, but in all honesty am I really going to be able to afford a whole wardrobe full of DKNY? And then there was a issue of where the stores that offered the clothing were.

DKNY modest range sold in MiddleEast

Mango also started offering modest clothing back in 2014 only available in the middle East. Although some of the pieces could be bought here- alot of the modest range was only available abroad. I remember when I went Dubai in 2015 and I shopped like crazy in that store. Since then Mango stores worldwide have modest clothing available. Most of my wardrobe comes from Mango and Zara as both offer stylish chic pieces, and I’m not stuck looking frumpy or outdated (I hope not)

After this trend a few other designers followed suit, like Tommy Hilfiger, Dolce and Gabbana, Max Mara…

And now it seems like being modest is actually a trend. With more models turning up on the runways wearing the headscarf aswell as modest clothing, it’s definitely looking that way.

Halima Aden for MaxMara
Halima Aden for Sports Illustrated- in a Burkini.

Victoria Beckham started her clothes line just over a decade ago. Her selection was definately different to what was being sold out there, oversized yet modest clothing in the most glorious way. The way she dresses herself is very modest on most occasions. Modest and damn stylish! I loved her collection the best from all the designers, but I could never justify the amount she charges. Just the t-shirt start at £90 (damn you VB- we could’ve been friends!)

Victoria Beckham Style.

I’m looking forward to see the range in Primark, and I’m hoping that the variation will increase, and Evan more so I’m hoping that other highstreet retailers also see the gap so that I don’t have the worry of ending up at a wedding wearing the same outfit from Zara as my friends mum. (Omg does that happen!)

Hope you enjoyed my read- let me know what you think of the Primark modest range?.

Love and Regards

M11bna

Root Canal or Extraction? Please Advise?

It’s been just over 3 weeks now and I’m still suffering. Tooth pain is by far the worst pain ever.

Before I jetted off to India with an infected tooth, I had decided on a Root Canal treatment. As soon as I got back I went in for the procedure.

Having already told you of the many ‘special requirements ‘ that have to be put into place before I go in for my appointment, the dentist had arranged for a slot of 90 minutes for me.

I had been advised that Root canal is the best option for me, and whilst in India I realised it definately is. My two chewing teeth on the bottom left are already gone, and this tooth is a chewing tooth on the bottom right. And whilst eating I struggled a lot because on the left I have no teeth and on the right it was infected so I couldn’t put food their. And my front teeth were being used for chewing which is a long and draining process.

Whilst going through the procedure- everything was great- it was all going perfectly well. The dentist was impressed with me. 2 out of the 3 nerves were already out. I had mentally told myself to think of events in my life that have caused me pain, and this really helped- so I started thinking of pregnancy, labour, people who have hurt me, etc. And it really helped with the process and also sped up time.

Then the x-ray part came. I hate this. But I told myself to think it away. It was a challenge let me tell you this.

After trying for the 6th time,(this is why the extra time is needed) I finally got it in place, and was doing my breathing exercises whilst thinking in my head how I was going to throttle this particuler person I’m not fond of. (I promise you it’s not my dentist. I love her for real,… And It works. Trust me!) And guess what…

Just my luck…. The x-ray machine was not working. She tried 3 times, whilst I kept picturing these murderous events in my head trying not to think of the film wedged in my mouth….. It was not working today!! As soon as she told me this- my gagging started straight away. Bless my dentist as she struggled to get the thing out of my mouth whilst I was retching.

Once It was out, she filled my tooth back in and I was ready to go. I was booked in for another hour appointment the following week.

That was today.

I was feeling positive today, I knew the procedure, just one more nerve and then it’s all done. Right? …

Wrong. After the xray- which I was so much more better at this time (only 2 attempts!) She had trouble in locating the nerve. Although the x-ray is showing a nerve- there is usually a tiny space in between. This space was not showing on the x-ray.

This appointment although booked for an hour took an hour and a half in her trying to get to the nerve.

She had the x-ray checked with another dentist- and Evan tried drilling a bit more to see if she could get to it. But she didn’t feel comfortable in drilling further.

Once again she filled it all back up and sat me up.

Now I’ve got to decide. I either get the root canal done by a specialist- which means the same process again, but the specialist will know how to remove the nerve. However there is no guarantee that there will be no pain or infection after. She will pass on all my details and get the specialist prepared for my case. This could cost upto £600, but it will save a tooth

Or

I get it removed entirely. And that also by a specialist whom she will refer me too. Cost will be £70, but I will be left with no tooth- therefore need to consider a bridge if possible or an implant (prices of these not discussed yet)

I was quite confused as to why she would send me to specialist as she had done the last one- so I asked her. Her response was that the trauma that I went through on the last tooth- was not only mine. She went through alot of anxiety and trauma herself, as she didn’t know whether I would collapse, or throw up or Evan worse. And she wouldn’t want me to go through that again, or herself and would rather I get it done by a specialist who may have already dealt with ‘cases’ like myself.

That was a fair comment and I respected her for that.

But now? What do I do?

Root canal is what I definitely wanted doing initially, as I don’t want that gap, but I seriously can’t handle it if I have to then remove it afterwards anyway.

What do I do?

Keep me in your prayers people

Love and regards

M11bna

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