Why my love of poetry and Persia goes hand in hand

I’ve always been a big fan of creative writing and poetry and that’s why I was delighted to receive a gift from Bloodaxe Books in…

Terms of endearment living in a multicultural world

Since he was born 11-month-old Cyrus has been called everything from a little hazelnut to a rocket mouse by the in-laws overseas. Now although these…

Little C gets his first tooth – so why are we making soup?

As I complete the ‘About Me’ form for Cyrus’s nursery, it’s clear that his first year of life has been full of memorable experiences so…

How dolls are helping make the world a smaller place

I’ve mentioned before about One Dear World’s campaign to promote multiculturalism and diversity. I’ve since watched the video (above) and it made me cry with…

Our big fat Persian wedding

Lumley Castle in County Durham is a fairytale wedding venue. With Cyrus non-stop into everything, he is certainly ruling our house at the moment. He…

Blending culture and values

As you know if you’re up to speed with this blog, my husband comes from Persia and I am English. I was born and raised…

Our first Seezdah Beedar together

With natural woodland, flowers and areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty all on our doorstep, it’s great to live in the North East of England when…