✌ Alone at Sea ✌

Amongst all the people walking around me

I walk ALONE near the sea

The ocean with its awe filled wonder

As the sand slips beneath my feet

I hear the waves

As I ponder

In this world, are we free

I feel some hope, My family brings

In this world whose with me?

Am I ALONE like I really believe?

Or is that just a part of me?

I could be the perfect actress,

Who doesn’t let anyone see

That I’m the only one standing ALONE,

When I’m ALONE at sea.

 

 

By T.JOHURA (SENIOR)

 

 

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Spring/Summer Photography 2014

It’s that time of the year again, when your bulbs are re growing and your buds are blooming with so much colour all around it’s a shocker I haven’t been snapping pictures like crazy like I did last year. This year the daffodils have already come and gone *sigh* I’ve just been so sick and I’m recovering painfully slow, which has caused me to become overly lazy and miss out on so much excitement in my garden.

This year we haven’t been all that much into gardening, we’ll be going away to Italy and Bangladesh soon, so I thought I’d write this up before we disappear =)

I recently went to one of my uncles houses and was amazed to see so many different plants and shrubs and amazing greenery’s, I just couldn’t help myself, and snapped up a few pics hehe

I must admit though, I took these pics on my phone, but I think it turned out pretty good =D

Close up

Close up – Just look at the amazing intricate details

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Super awesome yellowness, my friend Sheila would be proud of me for putting this one up 😉

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I love the red ones, the colour of poppies but I’m pretty sure they’re not poppies, hmm

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Yellow overload =D Eeek I love these!!!

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such a spectacular shade of pink, it’s the pink version of the white flowers that grow on cherry trees before the buds come out methinks, what does thou think?

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Just thought I’d stick a green one in there, for no apparent reason of course…

Anyhoo enough of my uncles plants, I’ll show you what’s growing on my trees so far (nothing that amazing really – but we’re not too fussed as we will probably not be around to eat it all)

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I think this ones an apple tree, I can’t remember, we’ve moved a few around and brought new ones, it’s difficult to tell them apart at this stage. Well I think most fruit trees look the same, but I might just be the odd dumb one – urm.. sorry about that =/

Oh and excuse the bright orange fences, our fences came down last month with the harsh winds, as did a few of our neighbours, so now were stuck with a few bright orange fences which look hideous *face palm* and apparently no one stocks up on fences in Luton ugh!

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I absolutely love these itty bitty cherry tree, we had one that was planted in our old house, it was humongous and it bore many fruits each year. I have great memories with that tree, so much so, that as a child moving out of my first home I asked my dad if we could take the tree with us – but of course, we couldnt just lift a huge tree of the ground *sob* and there you have it, a forever tree friendship ends in misery ='( nothing will ever replace you Miss.Humongous Cherry tree, I shall forever remember you *sheds tears* ok enough drama, i’ll try to move on *sniff*

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Ok half these plants haven’t bloomed yet, but since I’ll probably be in Italy or Switzerland I thought I’ll upload them anyway!

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I love that the sun was out, this is the first day I went into my garden since FOREVER and I love that my dad let me take the pictures on his phone, because let’s be real, I have the worlds crappiest phone, (note to self – Must invest in a camera!!)

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Amazing

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more pretty flowers – near this plant are lots of blackberries yum, but I guess I forgot to take a pic – oops

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The back end of my garden, excuse the broken greenhouse – caused by the neighbours kids playing football in our garden – hehe

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Hope you enjoyed all my pics, my next picture post should be on fruits if all goes according to plan. However there could be a slight delay what with all the holiday plans and Ramadan round the corner =)

Hope every ones having a happy sunny and joyous day,

TJ 😉

 

Salad Style 5: Fruits

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Fruit snacking has become one of my favourite things to do and why not? It tastes great, easy to make and is GOOD for you =)

Ingredients:
1) Banana (my favourite for fruits salads)
2) Grapes 
3) Plum
4) Pear
5) Oranges

All you have to do is slice the up or cut them into chunks, I like to cut my grapes in half too but you don’t have to if you don’t want to, I obviously have too much time on my hands =D

You can eat it like that if you want to, but I LOVE double cream so I usually put some in a bowl for my dads dairy free diet and the rest of us eat it with cream, yummy!

Mmmm you can never have enough double cream right?

Mmmm you can never have enough double cream right?

TJ

 

❤ Salma Mannan MUA ❤

Hey guys,

Alright people, I’m just going to put it out there, I love this girls work, shes totes awesome. Salma was actually the first person I asked about me writing a blog post on her work, this was July of this year (2013) but I fell ill which meant I didn’t do a lot on my blog, but I didn’t forget lol. When I asked her early November, she agreed straight away and I was soo happy!

Salma Mannan is a professional hair and make up artist who was qualified by the well known Lubna Rafiq, who has the UK’s leading training academy for make up artists =D Wow! That’ll explain her brilliant work eh? =P

I’ll post pictures of the different types of work Salma does, relating to all things BRIDAL, but she does other things too, including prom and party make up.

Okay I will start with my favourite’s, these were taken for the Asian Bride Magazine:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Salma-Mannan-Make-Up-Artist/

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Salma-Mannan-Make-Up-Artist/

Like seriously guys, I cannot fault her work one bit!

Alright I’ll try and put them under small heading so it’s easier on your eyes and I will try to put a mixture of proffessional photo shoots with models as well as un-edited pictures with real bride/clients.

Mendhi Look:

Soft cut crease, looks brilliant yet subtle

Soft cut crease, looks brilliant yet subtle

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Salma-Mannan-Make-Up-Artist/

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Salma-Mannan-Make-Up-Artist/

REAL BRIDE

REAL BRIDE

Walima/Reception look:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Salma-Mannan-Make-Up-Artist/

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Salma-Mannan-Make-Up-Artist/

REAL BRIDE

REAL BRIDE

Traditional Bride:

Ever wanted your dream traditional beauty makeover for your big day? Look no further!

Ever wanted your dream traditional beauty makeover for your big day? Look no further!

Authentic & Traditional

Authentic & Traditional

REAL BRIDE

REAL BRIDE

Don’t forget your bridesmaids:

Awww how cute do the grooms sisters look guys? <3

Awww how cute do the grooms sisters look guys? ❤

After an entire day typing, it’s finally done!!! I can’t wait till Salma reads this post. If you do go over to her page, make sure you mention that we sent you there! 😉

Salma is a great sister and I’m sure you would love her company if you gave her the chance to give you a make over. Salma has had many many clients and so she is very experienced, so what are you waiting for people, go check her out 😉

Love yah guys,

 TJ 

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Garden Full of Goodness [In Pictures]

Hello wonderful people,

We’ve had some great garden wonders this year and since our spring pictures went up a treat I thought I’d post some pictures for everyone to see. I’ll keep it short and simple, enjoy!

-TJ-

Spot the runner beans yum!

Spot the runner beans yum!

 

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RED!

RED!

Cute flowers ready to form a bean bud!

Cute flowers ready to form a bean bud!

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Last but not least

Last but not least

 

Pumpkin Patch - getting watered!

Pumpkin Patch – getting watered!

 

Baby Pumpkin

Baby Pumpkin

More baby pumpkins =)

More baby pumpkins =)

 

New tomatoes growing

New tomatoes growing

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Purple Tomatoes beginning to turn red!

Purple Tomatoes beginning to turn red!

Berries

Berries

Plums!

Plums!

 

Pears

Pears

More plums

More plums

Green Apples

Green Apples

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Red Apples

Red Apples

 

Red apples

Red apples

Red Apples

Red Apples

More Plums

More Plums

 

More berries

More berries

Coriander, well the last that's left of it, sorry guys, these smell too great, mother and I got carried away!

Coriander, well the last that’s left of it, sorry guys, these smell too great, mother and I got carried away!

Baby potatoes, forgot to take the big ones pics, and its raining!!!

Baby potatoes, forgot to take the big ones pics, and its raining!!!

Flowers!

Flowers!

 

More flowers

More flowers

Berry flowers!

Berry flowers!

Last pic, sorry, phones memory is full! More pics soon!

Last pic, sorry, phones memory is full! More pics soon!

 

 

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♥ Beneficial and Beautifying Oils ♥

I thought I would take some time out to share some information on a few types of oils you may want to include in your daily skincare routine.

1) Tea Tree Oil

Useful for dry skin and blemish prone skin, does not dry out your skin but has good anti-bacterial properties. I’ve recently started using a cleanser which contains tea tree oil, not only does it smell like a disinfectant but it actually makes me feel like it has totally cleaned out my skin from any possible impurities. Less bacteria means less spots! If you’re wondering about the name of my cleanser it’s ‘Tea Tree’ Exfoliating face scrub by Beauty Formulas, loving it so far. It comes in a squeezy tube and contains 150ml. Due to the oils anti-bacterial properties it is known to prevent rashes and allergies. Many people use it to clear their acne or dandruff, so quite clearly it has many uses, why not give it a go?

2) Argan Oil (Also known as Moroccan oil)

Argon oil contains vitamins E and other anti oxidants which protects the skin and hair from damage. Due to it’s moisturising properties, using it on your face will leave it feeling soft and hydrated. Whereas using it on your hair will leave it feeling silky and smooth. Argan oil sinks straight into the hair or skin, so you won’t feel sticky afterwards, if you’ve always dreamt of Cheryl Coles glossy locks, I think you should try re-create it using  tiny bit of Argan oil and see the difference.

3) Olive Oil

Olive oil is not only great with your food, but you can also use olive oil on your hair. I use it as a deep conditioning mask, just before I wash my hair, leave your hair dangling with the oil for approximately one hour, then wash your hair out with your usual shampoo and/or conditioner and once you’re out your hair will feel sooo soft and smooth, you’ll probably have trouble keeping your fingers from running through your hair =P
Not only will it feel great but you will notice that it works great at detangling your hair.

4) Amla Oil (Indian Gooseberry)

This smells funny in the hair, but if you feel like you’re losing hair, rub a bit of this in your scalp and your hair will grow back, thick and plenty. It is also known to reduce split ends and has been used in India for many many years as a remedy for keeping your hair beautiful and voluminous. If you don’t use an in-shower conditioner like me, then this works great, I use this if I run out of my leave-in conditioner. Due to it conditioning nature it can also be used to relieve a dry or itchy scalp =)

And there are many more beneficial oils out there, but this is all I will be discussing for now,

Hope you enjoyed this post, If you did don’t forget to LIKE and COMMENT

Power to the Peaceful
TJ

* Spring ♥ Pictures * [Part II]

Afternoon guys, it’s soo hot and sunny outside, absolutely loving the weather. Mums spring cleaning like maaad and I was outside getting a tan taking pictures LOL

I saw the nicest most beautiful-est (is that even a word?) butterfly EVER!

Enjoy

The first thing I noticed today, must have grown overnight =D

The first thing I noticed today, must have grown overnight =D

 

New one emerging

New one emerging

Cute tiny intricate flowers

Cute tiny intricate flowers

My friend

My friend

 

 

Wowness

Wowness

Yummy, spot my friend

Yummy, spot my friend

 

Can you see him?

Can you see him?

 

Alright guys, that’s all for now =D

All pictures were taken by me (TJ) hope you liked them, thought it was a nice way to end my holidays *sniff*

Power to the Peaceful
TJ