A Delicious Collaboration (On Under the Indigo Dome)

I have some toothsome news. My fellow blogger, Niusha, and I have decided to collaborate on a little project we came up with while getting excited by the events that will happen in the next three weeks. Nowruz, the Persian New Year, is just around the corner. In exactly one week, we will bid farewell to winter and welcome spring on the Vernal Equinox. This being a rather … Continue reading A Delicious Collaboration (On Under the Indigo Dome)

The Vernal Equinox

Originally posted on Purple Sessions:
I was born on the 26th of December, to a family who does not celebrate Christmas. And although I admire the German Christmas markets and the Glühwein and the smell of cinnamon and baked apple, I cannot connect with this holiday. My years in Bristol and all the childhood memories do not help either. Maybe it’s due to my unparalleled devotion to… Continue reading The Vernal Equinox

“K” is for Karneval… And Köln

Come this April and I have been living in Germany for four years. I would say I have integrated well (though the language is still my White Demon which I need to conquer) and having a half-German boyfriend has fed me details of the culture. Especially if said boyfriend is from Cologne. You see, legend has it that the Germans  from Cologne are the friendliest of them all. And … Continue reading “K” is for Karneval… And Köln

Megapixel24; A Little Photography Project

When I’m not writing- blogging, writing for my team at work, working on my thesis- I travel… And take pictures. Tim had started Megapixel24 in collaboration with brother-in-law, Alex way before I entered his life. One of the first conversations Tim and I had, (even before our first date) was about photography and the tale-as-old-as-time Nikon Vs Canon discussion. (He’s a proud Canon user, I … Continue reading Megapixel24; A Little Photography Project

A Christmas Dip

I spent the Christmas holidays in Köln, home to one of the most beautiful architectural wonders, the Kölner Dom, and my man. I had not celebrated a German Christmas before and although I knew what to expect, I was overwhelmed with surprise after surprise, of the good kind. I am a Christmas baby and the mere thought of spending my birthday in Germany sends chills … Continue reading A Christmas Dip

Winter Wonderland; German Christmas Markets

I wasn’t born in a Christian family, yet Christmas has been special to us for two reasons. We moved to England when I was barely 7 and being lucky enough to have parents that embraced other religions and customs, we decorated Christmas trees, hung stockings and received gifts. This never took away from the excitement and delight of our Persian New Year’s celebration- Nowruz- a … Continue reading Winter Wonderland; German Christmas Markets