A Flower by any other name…

The difference one letter makes: “What’s in a name? A rose by any other name would smell as sweet” – William Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet ~1597 “What’s in a pronunciation? A name by any other pronunciation would sound as sweet” – The Curator Lady ~ 2015 My daughter’s name is Maruwa Inês. Pretty simple right? Her first name means flowers in the Shona language, which is very phonetic, so there’s…
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When life gives you peanuts

When we were in Zimbabwe earlier this year, food was the first and only thing on my mind upon arrival. Don’t get me wrong, we have food at home in the UAE but it’s a little different. The taste is different and full disclosure here, I kinda never learned how to cook our traditional meals so I have to wait a full year at a time before I get to…
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Little Miss Muffin

There are some memories from my childhood that make me warm and fuzzy till this day and 2 of them involve quality time with my mom and aunties. I remember how they always came to our house to bake cakes and cookies and our entire house would be filled with the warmth of love and laughter. The other memory is of us all sitting in my mother’s workshop way past…
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