8th August 1994. I remember it like it was yesterday. My aunt had been battling against lung cancer when we got the dreaded call... they were switching off the life support machine. My aunt was the eldest of mum's siblings, and I can say without doubt that I got the most love from her than … Continue reading Gone But Never Forgotten
As a child, the thought of drinking tea or coffee just didn't appeal to me. I used to find them too strong and bitter in taste. Now as an adult, I still feel the same about coffee (dont judge me!) but I don't think I could live without tea. Recently I have been feeling bloated … Continue reading Cuppatea UK 14 Day Teatox: First Impressions
As a child, I used to curl up next to my dad while he was watching television or reading the paper. I used to watch my mum get ready and admire her Elizabeth Arden makeup and her Chanel No.5 perfume. When my parents were eating, if there was something they knew I liked, they would … Continue reading When I Was Just A Little Girl…
"Love isn't always perfect. It isn't a fairytale or a storybook. And it doesn't always come easy. Love is overcoming obstacles, facing challenges, fighting to be together, holding on & never letting go. It is a short word, easy to spell, difficult to define, & impossible to live without. Love is work, but most of … Continue reading Love Isn’t Always Perfect
My dad called this morning, as he routinely does every morning. He mentioned that my youngest brother has been offered a promotion at work. He had been filling in for someone who was away, and now he's been offered the position permanently. I was immediately filled with pride but then sadness overcame me. Mum always … Continue reading Is It Still February?
I'll Never forget... Monday, the 21st of February, 2000. The doctor had said mum could come home for the weekend but it'd probably be the last time that she did. Dad kept repeating those words and crying, as we were following the ambulance back to the hospice. Dad used to break down all the time … Continue reading I’ll Never Forget
I've written a lot about my interests, but I feel like I've left out the most important part of my life... My family! I am blessed to have a wonderful, loving family; my husband, HD, and our two wonderful boys, Tom and Jerry. Tom is six going on to sixteen, he likes to be heard, … Continue reading Tom & Jerry, London Designer Outlet and More
'Tadpole's Promise' is a children's book about love. I first came across this last year, when my five year old brought it home in his school book bag. Where the willow meets the water a tadpole met a caterpillar. They gazed into each other's tiny eyes... ...and fell in love. She was his beautiful rainbow, … Continue reading ‘Tadpole’s Promise’ – A Bittersweet Love Story
When I say I have an interest in Engineering... It's actually a bit more than that. I have a BSc and MSc in Engineering. It was my chosen career path, not by chance, but by choice. I love Engineering. I'm fascinated by how things work. When I was ten or eleven our karaoke machine stopped … Continue reading If Engineers Are Nerds, Then Nerds Must Be Cool!
Hello! Thanks for stopping by my blog 🙂 As you may or may not be able to tell from my blog name, I love all things creative and my name is Latifa... Hence Creatifa! Ta-da! My interests are makeup, cooking, baking, sewing, embroidery, and engineering. I've always wondered how things work and how I can … Continue reading Hello and Welcome!