What are the seven items you need for Sofreh Haft Sin?

I really struggled to get the items I needed for my Sofreh Haft Sin during the pandemic last year. In fact, I even had to make sanitiser one of my Sins (seven Ss). While at the time, I was sure I wasn’t alone, celebrating Nowruz without…

What is Chaharshanbe Suri?

Over the past few weeks, our little family has started to prepare for our second Persian New Year (Nowruz) in lockdown. But last night, it was time to celebrate Chaharshanbe Suri. Nowruz means ‘new day’ in Persian and it’s an ancient festival which marks the rebirth…

My Top 5: Tips for a good night’s sleep

With World Sleep Day on Friday (19th March), I’d like to share my experience of difficulty sleeping due to perimenopause and give you some of my own tips for a good night’s sleep. We all know that sleep is fundamental to our health and wellness, there’s no…

What parents have learned as kids head back to school

As Cyrus heads back to school tomorrow (Monday 8th March), it got us thinking about what we have learned as parents during the last 12 months. New research from early years expert, Busy Bees has revealed the importance of family is one of the most valuable…

Why we need to cut through the noise on Mother’s day

You’ll know if you follow my blog, that I lost my mum a few years ago. So, celebrating Mother’s Day is always hard for me. It’s a bit of a double-edged sword when it comes to cards and gifts. Mothering Sunday While I’m trying to makes…

How to add budget touch-ups to the home for spring

No sooner have we wished for it than it has appeared on our radar. And in our household, spring can’t come soon enough. Home-schooling and working from home for months on end has really taken its toll on our abode. As Persians, spring cleaning or ‘shaking…

How to clean your home when lockdown takes its toll

As individuals, our lifestyles differ wildly, and this affects how our homes stay clean. But there’s no doubt about it, lockdown 3 has really taken its toll on our little work from home family and I have found cleaning a chore. In fact, just thinking about…