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If you know....then you know!
#BedroomWall #RetroRave #GrowingUpInLondon 🙂🙃

Can't believe the weather today compared to a few days ago!!! The heat is a distant memory ☔☔☔ can't wait until it's sunny again so we can go and explore a new playground somewhere #parliamentfields #hampsteadheath #londonsplaygrounds #funinthesun #summerholidays #londonslittleexplorers

I’ve got to that point in the holidays where I’m a bit ‘up to here’ with the kids.
I am feeling a bit grateful that my husband will look after them tonight while I have a restorative cocktail with some girlfriends.
I’m also lucky we have the spare money to enjoy some days out with a nice lunch where we just chill out and enjoy the fabulous city we live in. We’re also the lucky ones who can choose to live here.
I’m glad my over 40, middle class voice has a platform here, but there’s room for everyone and seeing how people think they can talk about @cashcarraway online and think it’s acceptable, is beyond me. Certainly no #solidaritea here or indeed, compassion. Keep shouting, cash, more people are listening each day.
And on another note, who knew there was a sunken garden at Kensington Palace? Such a pretty area, and lovely to stumble upon - always a bit of London to discover! .
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#ukexplore #countrykidsfun #londonkids #growingupinlondon #londonchildhood #igerslondon #siblings #prettycitylondon #familytravel #kensingtonpalace

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Trying to overcome my shyness..... .
here I perform a poem about love at the @theyoniversecollective Poetry nights for south Asian womxn in the main hall to a packed audience at the @richmixlondon . I loved it ❤️️❤️️
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#growingupinlondon #muslimexperience #secondgeneration #newham #islamchannel #interview #speakingup #tvinterview #cityexperiences #cityreflections #overcomingshyness #stillshy #alwaysshy #poetry #openmic #southasianexperience #womxn #graphicnovel #artpractice #personalpractice #findingapublicvoice

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Trying to overcome my shyness..... .
here @samina_kiyani and Islam Channel do an interview of me and my art practice....
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....so yes I grew up in a conservative Muslim family and culture where women are subservient and not heard.... a woman's voice is her aora I was told, you speak in hushed tones, dulcet notes.... you never shout and you certainly don't argue back...... soon enough my shyness became me.... that's how, even now I see myself.... and I ask... is this really me? Am I really shy? Or is this just years and years of a dominant persistent and overpowering force making me this way.... if I were to caste this force aside what would be left in its wake? I, a quivering voice..... a froggy in my throat..... I step out of my shyness.... and into me...... a shyness with something to say.... #growingupinlondon #muslimexperience #secondgeneration #newham #islamchannel #interview #speakingup #tvinterview #cityexperiences #cityreflections #overcomingshyness #stillshy #alwaysshy #poetry #openmic #southasianexperience #womxn #graphicnovel #artpractice #personalpractice #findingapublicvoice

We’re back in London for a few days and decided to do a bit of house hunting.
Sadly, this one wasn’t up for sale, but the kind owners allow part of it to be open to the public.
It’s not quite as grand as the owner’s other properties up the road on The Mall and in Windsor, but @kensingtonroyal certainly has its own charm, set in the gorgeous Kensington gardens (handy for playgrounds and duck feeding - I can see why Wills and Kate like it) and steeped in wonderful royal history, especially the rooms dedicated to Queen Victoria and the room she was born in!
Even the tween mustered some interest in the Diana fashion exhibition, and we all marvelled at the the jewels gifted to Queen Victoria from her beloved Albert.
A snack and drink in the cafe followed by a look at the sunken garden, this palace is definitely worth a trip.
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Most of our childhood is stored not in photos, but in certain biscuits, lights of day, smells, textures of carpet // Alain de Botton #humanlove
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Capturing each and every detail... 📷 sessions at a location that you love, or in your own home. Pls DM me... ❤️ #familyphotographylondon @v_i_c_k_i

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