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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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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Lockdown…..Day One… Getting to grips with Reality

I’m sure everyone was glued to their TV monday evening at 8.30. It felt surreal, felt like we were watching a movie, this doesn’t happen to us, this happens to others…on TV, …. yet there he was – Boris Johnson speaking to us all, about this deadly disease out there in the world, out to consume us all, and we have stay in to prevent catching it and possibly passing it to the more vunerable….. I really can’t wait to wake up and laugh and tell everyone my dream …. Maybe I’ll write a blog on how real it felt?

What does the Lockdown mean? Well all non- essential shops/ places are to shut down completely…..we are only allowed out for trips to and back from work (I am homeworking). Shopping trips only if necessary. Only 2 people allowed out at a time. Social distancing of 1.5/2 metres to be put into place. No visits to families houses, no gatherings anywhere apart from funerals. This is for 3 weeks, and should things get better, we may get a more relaxed approached. However if this is not adhered to- we will be fined. And if people still don’t listen, then the lockdown will be more harsher and go on for longer.

I’m trying to pinch myself to try and wake up for real. Can I see the end of the tunnel? No. I really can’t. I hope that this works, I hope that people listen. I hope this nightmare ends, and I can wake up and complain about going to my normal job daily…. It was so much more easier and simpler.

This also means we have the kids at home, and in isolation for what seems like forever. This is going to be tough on us, and keep in mind this is also going to affect the kids.

My boys are more in the older/adult section, yet I dont want them to become lazy, so I am trying to arrange a routine for them, so that firstly they dont become lazy, secondly they dont get too bored (and potentially run out of house) and also because I dont want the virus/ media affecting there own mental health.

Im generally thinking that this is a chance to get to know them, like, you know really get to know them….. they might actually be good people? you never know? ill give them a chance.

Holidays usually mean getting up late for my boys, especially because im at work, they like to laze in, and get ready half hour before I finish, and pretend they were up all along….. (like I was born yesterday). Lucky for them. I’m home working (although I’m not managing really well in all honesty) .

I’ve not got a timetable up yet, ive been in abit of a daze past few days, cant seem to get things done, but I know what I want in it, it’ll consist of educational aswell as life skills, like cooking, cleaning, fixing, maintaining…. Usually with school and mosque they miss out on that part of life. And not to forget reading and praying aswell….I Just need to get the balance right so that they don’t get overwhelmed by it all.

Schools are sending out emails regurarly, just keep an eye on your mail, as are people on facebook, I have loads of teacher friends on facebook who are providing worksheets and help online, which I think is a very generous thing to do.

There is a lot of educational resources out there. Alot of companies are also giving out free monthly subscription to educational websites, I’ll keep you all updated as I go along.

But first I’ll get back to drawing up a routine.

But its not just the kids that we need to worry about, remember to look after yourself. Kids can easily sense and pick up on things, if you are suffering they will pick it up, especially because they are going to be around us ALL of the time.

Im thinking of drawing up a routine for myself also, I cant get lazy (I have been wearing the same top for 3 days now because im not going out) I want to do things that I normally dont get a chance to do, like the grey areas in the house that we always avoid… (or maybe not. ill see about that one). Try out new recipes, buy a jigsaw puzzle, go back to your love of drawing, or painting, or writing, or reading…..and generally focus on the positives.

Take this as your time to get to know yourself.

This will be a mentally challenging time for us all, with our luxuries and our lifestyle its a daunting experience. Its just been day one, and Im already feeling suffocated, but I try to think of it this way ‘We are not being told to go out to war, we are being told to sit in the comfort of our houses and get to know one another’

I hope that you all are doing well? And I hope that you are all keeping safe x

Stay safe, Stay indoors, wash hands, and look after each other.

Love and regards.

M11bna

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Coronavirus, Schools, Employment, Keyworkers, Elderly and Tougher Measures Update

Should I create a tab of its own? Im not so sure, Im thinking I dont need it as hopefully this bugger will leave us soon, I pray it leaves us.

I have alot of content non-corona related but it just feels wrong to be putting my pre-corona life out here. Its so strange how its just come in and taken over, and aged us all in the process aswell.

Im over my moping and anxiety now- and im writing this head on. We will get through this people, and we will come out of better and bigger then before. Lets focus on the positives

Lets talk about whats happened since the last post- which was just a couple of days ago- but this coronavirus is really hitting us hard, it feels like a months.

Schools:

Schools are now officially closed. (for some…. very few… actually minute amount of people, this is a positive) no, no, really im glad that they closed the schools, as parents now we have to ensure that the little (although one of mine is very large) buggers stay at home. This is going to be a challenge, but I have got a blog coming up on how im going to be managing them. I think all parents need to understand that kids will be home till September!! thats a long time, try and place a routine for them, so that they dont get lazy, also remember this is not something that affects us only, our kids will also have anxiety over this. Make sure they are talking and make sure you address them of the changes. This is tough on them too.

Having said that schools are still open for parents who are keyworkers.

Who are “key workers”?

  • Frontline health workers such as doctors and nurses
  • Some teachers and social workers
  • Workers in key public services including those essential to the justice system, religious staff and public service journalists
  • Local and national government workers deemed crucial to delivering essential public services
  • Workers involved in food production processing, distribution, sale and delivery
  • Public safety workers including police, armed forces personnel, firefighters and prison staff
  • Essential air, water, road and rail transport workers
  • Utilities, communication and financial services staff, including postal workers and waste disposal workers

If you fit into any of the above category, the schools will provide a place for your child if you have no other form of childcare. I do need to emphasise that this does not mean education will continue, it just means that there is childcare available for you.

I found this website to be very helpful in undestanding the schooling structure going forward. Have a look if you want to know more: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-51972793

Social Gathering

Places of social gathering are told to shut!! Finally! that means Afternoon Tea will be at my place, on my own, in isolation….. if I can buy the ingredients that is considering people think that they are going to die of starvation and buying 20 bags of flour! It also means more cooking in the house, so that means more recipes and also potentially more ways to improvise meals with the stocks we have in our house….. and since we all in the house, get the kids to join in, teach them some life skills!

Employment

With this pandemic a lot of businesses were at risk of closures and thus leading too unemployment . Boris has come through and advised that the government will pay 80% of salary to staff for who are kept on by employer. This will eliviate alot of pressure of business owners who were in a position of relieving staff due to the pandemic.

At the moment this is only for 3 months, but it has been confirmed that they will ‘extend’ if necessary.

Could not be more prouder of my Prime Minister at this moment in time. (*sorry Dad think im changing sides now*)

If you want to know how this will be done, heres the webby: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-51982005

Elderly and Vunerable

1.5 million people catergorised in the elderly/vunerable group will be sent out letters/text messages to advise to stay at home for 12 weeks. These people are the people considered ‘At risk’ and therefore should adhere to it

Boris Johnson has also advised that “Medicines will be delivered by community pharmacists, while military personnel are helping to coordinate plans to deliver groceries with local councils and supermarkets”

More on this here: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/global-health/science-and-disease/coronavirus-latest-news-italy-uk-nhs-boris-johnson/

Tougher Measures

It has been indicated that ‘tougher measures’ will need to be put into place, as social distance and isolation practises are not being followed so we are anticipating a ‘Lock down’ and all because of foolish and selfish people out there who seem to think that this is a joke. To all those people I say ‘Thank You’ for making this a joke, its a pity that the Coronavirus doesnt strike you first. The world would be a better place. (#sorrynotsorry)

Seems like Boris will not be paying a visit at 5 today. Will miss his face.

Love and Regards

M11bna

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The Virus that made the World Stand Still

I started off this year with a blog stating that “Be selfish, Be You” and in that blog I stated how 2020 was going to be my year, I was going to make changes, I was going to change the world…… yet the world had different plans.

Today we are at standstill, and all because of a virus?! not just any virus, but a beast of a virus who is threatening humankind, and the worst part is….. nobody knows what to do.

At the begginning of the year we all make so many plans, we sit thinking of what we want to achieve, where we want to travel, what changes we will make to better our lives, we evan contemplated WW3 with the issues between Trump and Iran…… but NEVER did we contemplate this.

Im trying to stay positive, Im trying to keep an open mind, but honestly I feel overwhelmed. Im tired of all the conspiracy theories, I dont care if it was man made, I dont care if china make money from it, or if america make money from it, I dont care if shares are low and we need to buy now to be millionaires later, I dont care if its been introduced to wipe out 1% of the world…… All I care about is thats it here and people are going to die, people possibly around me, people I love, people in my family.

so lets concentrate on that instead.

With Wars in countries, with Brexit, with inflation we have people to blame, we have scapegoats, we have our own theories, our own understandings of the processes involved….. Here mother nature has taken over and God/Allah has shown us his power. We are mere mortal souls, no matter how rich, or how poor, no matter how much money you have, no matter how much power you have, no matter Who you are… we have nowhere to go, we have no where to hide. We are in this together…… and we are terrified.

Can I tell you my biggest fear? My parents. Im sure alot of us feel this way…. its hard knowing that should they be infected, we cannot evan hold their hands at a time like this. We cannot go to see them, they will have to suffer alone. And if worse come to worse (and I really hate thinking of this) that they may go to the grave alone…….That breaks me.

Coming from an indian background/community we are brought up being together at all times, families live together, eat together, laugh together and also cry together. So how will we suffer alone? how will we allow others to suffer alone, how will we get through this?. Our whole ethos will change, our upbringing, our understanding of how to live has all come to a stand still.

And still we are singing ‘Happy Birthday’ whilst washing our hands, (*rolls eye*) I did say that I would only put positive things on the blog, and that is still the case, but I wanted to emphasise that ‘Life seriously is not in our control’, what we think, what we plan can be taken away overnight, as it has right now.

The worst is still to come for us in the UK, with the death toll at 177 today, the schools are now closed, places of social gatherings like bars, clubs, pubs and evan mosques are now closed. Yet our borders are still open, a containment by the people who feel they need it is being performed, yet everyone else walks freely.

This will go down in history as the “Happy Birthday” virus and generations after us will laugh that we thought washing our hands was the answer.

Hope that all of you are keeping well and looking after yourselves.

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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