Islam doesn’t permit drinking alcohol, so those 2-4-1 cocktails quickly become 2-4-YOU, which has its pros and cons.
Don’t get me wrong, every relationship comes with its own healthy dose of arguments and awkwardness.
But there are still certain things that you’d only know if you’re not Muslim, and you’re in a relationship with someone who is...
The down side was that I’d left it quite late to book, and you had to pre-order some of the Halal steak cuts two days in advance.
There were other steak dishes on the menu, and lots of other tempting meaty food.
Added bonus: there was a martini bar downstairs that served the most amazing mocktails that were way more exciting than your average soda lime and mint no-hito combo.
When I first told two of my now not-so-close friends about our relationship, their reactions were not what I hoped for. My friends know that I am far too stubborn to be forced into anything I don’t want to do, no matter how many Krispy Kremes you bring to the table. I’ll be honest, breaking the news of the relationship to family isn’t fun.
A solution or decision that may work for one couple may not be appropriate for another.
Each couple has a different set of circumstances that must be weighed and considered.
We celebrated his birthday last month, and I wanted to take him out to a nice restaurant for dinner. I found out that when you’re celebrating a special occasion, you’re sometimes quite limited with choice, especially if neither of you fancy Arabic food and your boyfriend doesn’t fancy being veggie for the night.
Luckily, after some determined Google-ing, and calling restaurants to confirm their Halal status (definitely worth doing when in doubt), I found a lovely special occasion worthy restaurant in Covent Garden.
(That's our rabbi and priest above--loved them!