Hello, hi, Assalamu alaykum!

Welcome to my blog. I'm Joanna, a Polish Muslim convert living in Manchester, UK.

I came to England in 2007, to study for a degree in English Language Studies. I was meant to go back home after finishing but ended up changing my mind, and my planned 3-year adventure turned into settling down for good. I met my husband, who's Pakistani (you can read our story HERE), a couple of years later converted to Islam (that story HERE), now with the addition of two kids we make this mad little multicultural mix.

I started the blog in 2013 when I was about to have our first child. I used to have some blogs as a teenager, when it was kinda becoming a thing, but even thinking about those makes me cringe now. This one came to life after getting convinced by a friend who also blogged at that time, and discovering that the UK blogging scene was quite a thing. It started off as a kind of diary, with me being a new mum and a new Muslim, wanting to share my experience and what I'd learned, hoping that someone in a similar position might read and relate to. Since then it's been growing and changing just as I did, and I've been lucky to work with some great brands on creating content for them.

After a bit of a break (well, the whole of 2021), I decided to reevaluate my ideas and what I wanted the blog's focus to be, and to revive it in 2022 full of fresh "halal" lifestyle content.

For more everyday content check out my Instagram, and follow my Facebook page to keep up with any blog updates.

For any inquiries or to work together, please contact me via EMAIL