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Welcome to Saffron and Cyrus! I’m Aranda, a 40-something new mum, self-care advocate, and PR professional based in the North East of England. My life is a dynamic blend of a full-time job, parenting my energetic seven-year-old, Cyrus, and embracing a bustling social life. Even my Persian husband, H, jokes that I’m burning the candle at both ends!

Amidst the whirlwind, Saffron and Cyrus emerged as my haven for creativity, particularly during those rare moments of me-time. This blog is a canvas where I can paint the vibrant picture of our multicultural family life from The Toon to Tehran. I write about our Persian family adventures, parenting, health, wellbeing, and, crucially, my commitment to staying fit as an older mum.

Navigating the challenges of motherhood and a busy career, I find solace in the gym, dedicating myself to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Saffron and Cyrus is more than a blog; it’s a reflection of my journey, my devotion to self-care, and a celebration of the beautiful chaos that is family life.

Join us for insights, tips, and inspiration – let’s embrace this adventure together!

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Why Saffron and Cyrus?

Saffron and Cyrus is more than just a blog name – it’s a loving nod to my son, Cyrus, and the aromatic Persian spice, saffron, both intricately woven into the fabric of my life. Whether sipping saffron tea or sharing heartfelt stories, these elements define my creative space.

In the Beginning:

Picture this: 2016, maternity leave, and a burning desire to uplift women in their 40s. As a 40-year-old expectant mum, I craved connection, and positivity in the vast expance of cyberspace. Fueled by this need, my blog sprang to life, becoming a place for those seeking shared experiences and a sense of community.

Life’s Balancing Act:

Yes, I have a full-time job, and let’s keep it real – the juggle is both challenging and rewarding. As I navigate work and blogging, I invite you to delve into my blog posts, where I reveal how I combine my Geordie upbringing with Persian culture.

Let’s Talk: Partnerships and Connections!

I’m all about sharing the nitty-gritty of our lives, including the fantastic products that add a sprinkle of joy. Occassionally, I join hands with brands because, hey, who doesn’t love a good collaboration?

Here’s the deal: I’m picky. Like, really picky. I only team up with brands that resonate with me on a personal level. If I’m talking about it, it’s because I genuinely value it. So, expect nothing less than authentic, heart-to-heart recommendations from me.


I own the rights to all of my content. I love it when you share my photos and blog posts – I simply ask to be properly credited.

Got more questions?

No worries, just drop me a line at saffronandcyrus@gmail.com. Seriously, I love getting your emails and chatting with you. Whether it’s a burning question or just a friendly hello. I’m all ears.

And hey, if you’re curious about collaboration possibilities, swing by our cosy corner on the ‘Media Kit’ page. Can’t wait to connect!

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