Maryam Hassan is a 32 year old Photographer, Montessori Teacher, Wearer of Yellow from London who transplanted herself to Chicago in 2015. She likes punk music, hash browns, animal facts and mangoes.
My idea from marzipan in cookies came from Nigel Slater. I love him, he is my favourite TV cook, and one day I was scrolling through Instagram and he had made some chocolate chip and marzipan cookies. I have no idea what the recipe was, I just couldn’t stop looking at the photo and thinking about how much my cousin Sarah would love them. So in January we went to
For as long as I can remember my mother and I have shared one great tradition, even when we didn’t get along very well this one thing kept us together and it was cooking shows on the BBC and Channel 4. Deliah Smith, Rick Stein, Gary Rhodes, Masterchef, Jamie Oliver, Two Fat Ladies, Ainsley Harriot, Food and Drink.. I can go on and on listing shows. But we would always
We are almost a week into Ramadan and I feel pretty good about things. I’ve not had an iftar alone since it started and this week I don’t think there’s a day I’m free so we have another week full of food and socializing and hugs. I think about home a lot during Ramadan and specifically my sisters in law, my nieces and nephews and my baby cousins. I called
Every year I’ve been in a Children’s House classroom I’ve taught my kids about Ramadan. I’ve had at least one kid from a Muslim family in the class each year, but I think even if we didn’t I would explain to my kids what it’s about. We do so many other celebrations in class from Chanukah to Chinese New Year, so I don’t see why talking about Ramadan can’t be
When I was little I would do half fasts. I would wake up for sahur with my dad and my two older brothers and my mum would make us all fried eggs and paratha. I would also get a cup of super milky tea. It was this exciting thing to eat when it was still super dark outside like we were breaking the rules a little having our breakfast so
There’s nothing quite like moving to a whole new country. It’s definitely a privilege to be able to do so, and one I don’t take lightly in this day and age. Immigration is so demonised and for some places, especially America, a move like that requires money, connections and a lot of paperwork. I’m lucky, everyone I know who has had this opportunity to move to a new country is
GO LISTEN TO SOME MUSIC OKAY? No Men Rad Payoff Evening Standards … and also Let’s Pretend Records is all very good. Show Two yesterday was also very good. All the bands were very good. Evening Standards kept making me think of the UK newspaper the Evening Standard, I kept hearing someone with a very East London accept shouting “EVENIN’ STANDARD SIR?” in my head for some reason. Moving away
LET’S GET DOWN THE REAL PUNK CHUNK BUSINESS TO START WITH. Listen to some music The Murderburgers Get MarriedRational Anthem First of the two shows I went to yesterday because shows are fun and music is good and friends are rad. I like afternoon shows. If there hadn’t been two shows I would have watched very good bands, had some dinner and been home by 8pm. What a wonderful world!
LISTEN TO SOME BANDS INNIT. Two Houses I’m Fine You Vandal Distants I’ve never been to a show at Reeds before. I mean I like to hang out there, I’ve sung karaoke there, I’ve seen comedy there and seen the book club meeting there but I’ve never watched bands play. To be honest with you I didn’t know how it would fit size wise, but it does! There are no
Before I get into some monologue about shows let’s get to the important parts of this post. Chicken Happen have a new album out and it’s very good. Here are some link to that album and then the other bands. Music is good. Go and buy some. CHICKEN HAPPEN DRILLING FOR BLASTING TINKERBELLES The last time I took photos at a show was last year. I maybe shot two shows