CULTURE: How to grow sabzeh with toddlers for Persian New Year

Growing sabzeh is just one of the fun tasks that children can get involved in during the run-up to Persian New Year (Nowruz). The sabzeh is one of the seven S’s of the Haft Seen spread which we have referred to in a previous post here.…

A MUM’S LIFE: 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 the post this week which ties my past and present together nicely. Poetry books were what I loved most growing up…

Terms of endearment living in a multicultural world

Children all over the world are learning more than one language and we’ve used two languages with little C from the start.

Children all over the world are learning more than one language and we’ve used two languages with little C from the start.

HEALTHY LIVING: Fast for food banks challenge

As some of you may know, it’s now the month of Ramadan and therefore it’s time for a food bank challenge.

As some of you may know, it’s now the month of Ramadan and therefore it's time for a food bank challenge.

Cyrus gets his first tooth … so why are we now 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 far. His first word ‘baba’ (daddy in farsi), first steps as he edged his way along our sofa, first grasp of…

A MUM’S LIFE: 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 happiness. Thank you One Dear World! Facebook: www.facebook.com/onedearworld / Twitter & Instagram: @onedearworld / Website: www.onedearworld.com

A MUM’S LIFE: 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 delights in opening drawers and throwing CDs all over the floor and trying to stuff them into the DVD player. While…