If you’ve heard of it and ever wondered what it means, iftar is an Arabic word that translates into ‘break a fast.’ In Ramadan, iftar comes at the moment of dusk, when the sun goes down and Muslims can finally eat after a long day of fasting.
Local blogger Asma from Jet Set Chick shares her iftar tips at intu Trafford Centre...1.
The students were still sleeping, our tour guide suggested.
Seeing so few humans, my daughter asked her to describe them for us. ” To her credit, the young woman leading the tour of a school known for its progressive leanings was honest: “Ideologically, there isn’t any.’’ Later, while visiting one of the dorms, we were shown the community condom cabinet and told that residents often huddle together for warmth, because, as good enviros, they keep the thermostat low in the winter. So when my daughter asked whether it would be rude to leave before lunch, I said, “Race ya to the car!
Having watched her grow up in the tabloids, it’s disconcerting to be face to face with Georgia May Jagger, the model whose lips are almost as famous as her father, Mick’s.
We meet in the South Molton Street store of the German jewellery brand Thomas Sabo, and the PR suggests we do the interview on a crescent-shaped velvet banquette.
The new ‘waxis’ start at the Bridgewater Canal basin at Castlefield, picking up and dropping off at Ryan Giggs and Gary Neville’s Hotel Football at Old Trafford and turning round at intu Trafford Centre at the end of the line.
I don’t know if you’ve ever done an interview on a crescent-shaped velvet banquette, but it’s a bit awkward.
Georgia May, the face of the brand since 2014, places herself in such a position that, even though I am sitting right at the edge, I still feel too close to her. She, of course, is flawless, even at such close quarters. And she is charming, too, even when I ask about The Wedding.
It turns out that she won’t answer questions about the surprising March nuptials of her mother Jerry and one Mr Rupert Murdoch, though when I tell her that her mother has never looked happier, she does say, ‘I know. She’s very happy.’ So there’s an exclusive: ‘Jerry Hall: Very Happy’. I watched an hour-long documentary this week, about cuttlefish.’ That’s fairly dorky, I concede. I’m into, like, weird facts and funny things like that, and I’m not, like, supercool.
I apologise, and explain I’d only been told not to ask questions about her dad, not about her mum. ‘I feel incredibly uncool all the time, because I’m a massive dork.’ All beautiful celebrities claim to be dorks, but I play along. I’m just happy to chat with everyone.’ The previous day, she’d been out on a blood-donor drive in Ashford, Kent, as part of her role as an ambassador for the charity DKMS, which encourages people to give blood so that cancer sufferers can find a matching donor.