A Trip To The Lake District

I really enjoy reading travel diaries on other blogs so I'm very excited about writing my first one. I don't even know if I should call it a travel diary as I didn't exactly leave the country or anything but I'm pretty certain travelling doesn't mean going abroad only, you can travel within a country so I'm calling it a travel diary. *smug face*

 I went on this trip with my aunt and my cousins. No one made any plans of going abroad this summer so my aunt decided that we should visit somewhere new in the UK. Everyone always talks about the Lake District and as it's not too far from Manchester, we decided to go there for the day. I'll also be sharing a few tips in case anyone reading this is thinking of visiting the area as well. I was really determined to take some travel blogger-esque pictures if you know what I mean. It's safe to say that didn't exactly go as planned , haha.


My Tried & Trusted Way of Getting Through Bad Days

Hey everyone, how's your weekend going? By the time this post goes up, I'll be on my way to the Lake District for a day trip with my family. I've heard so much about the area and I'm really looking forward to it. Hopefully, I'll blog about the trip too. 

There are a lot of great tips on how to get through bad days, I even have one on the blog which you can check here. These tips are great and they actually work. But you know sometimes in our lives, things happen that even the yummiest ice cream or funniest Netflix show cannot solve. For example, the day after my birthday, the medical school that I really wanted to go to rejected me. That really crushed me and I was sad throughout the following week. I find that when things are really awry and I start to worry (this wasn't even an intentional rhyme, gosh I'm so cool) taking everything to God always makes me feel better. Now I'm not saying you should only involve God when things are really bad, not at all. What I mean is that even in the worst situations God is with you and He can still get you through. When I'm really anxious or sad, I like to read particular verses in the Bible and they never fail to comfort me. So I decided to share them just in case anyone needs any encouragement. 


Four Podcasts You Should Totally Try

I'm typing this post on a Sunday evening as I'm trying to go back to scheduling my blog posts so that I never have to worry if something comes up last minute and I can't blog.I used to do it before and it was quite helpful so fingers crossed, I'll go back to doing that. If you didn't know, new posts go up on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Going to try my very best to be consistent with the schedule this month. I'm also doing a little health challenge and I'll tell you guys about it very soon.

This past school year, I started listening to podcasts and I talk about them quite often on the blog. There are so many to choose from depending on your interests. I like to listen to them while I get ready in the morning, when I'm cooking, cleaning or just doing something at home. I listen to more than four and I've actually got a list of new ones I want to try but at the moment, these are my favourite ones and I think they're totally worth the listen. xx



The Kite Runner: A Book Review

As promised, I'll be reviewing Khaled Hosseini's The Kite Runner today. I borrowed this book from my local library more than a month ago and I put off reading it for weeks. The truth is, I was scared to read it. Last year I read and reviewed A Thousand Splendid Suns (also by Khaled Hosseini), such a remarkable book but very emotional. I wasn't ready for such emotions this time around so I decided to leave it until I was. However, when I started reading it, I discovered it wasn't as hard to read as A Thousand Splendid Suns. It's still pretty uncomfortable though, especially towards the end.




Hey guys, happy new month! 2017 is really flying by, August already? It seriously needs to slow down. How's your summer going? It's been so rainy in Manchester lately, for the most part, I'm not complaining as I love the rain but a few sunny days would be nice. It's summer after all. Anyways, just want to share a quick recap of the month of July. How was your month and what are your plans for August?



Saying No To The Concept of 'Bad' Food

In 2014, my major goal for the year was to be fit. At least that's what I said, I remember even tweeting about it. In hindsight, I think it was more like I wanted to lose weight. I followed all those Twitter fitness accounts to keep me motivated and worked out diligently. Has anyone heard of the seven-minute workout? Well, I did that and a host of many others regularly.

    In high school, we had two breaks, a short one and lunch. During the short break, I would only eat an apple and drink water. For me, it wasn't so bad as I've always been a fan of picking water over sugary drinks and I genuinely liked apples. But after a while, I started getting pretty miserable. Sure, I liked apples but I didn't want to have it every single day during short break. Sometimes I wanted Gala (if you know, you know) and Capri Sonne (orange is my favourite flavour, what's yours?). Fridays were my 'cheat days' and Fridays alone. Whilst I never starved myself, I did deprive myself of some of the things I liked to eat because they were 'bad'. I remember not having any cake and ice cream on my friend Daniella's birthday because it wasn't my cheat day. Even just typing that is making me chuckle, how ridiculous. 



Hey guys, how's your Saturday going? Mine has been pretty quiet so far and I'm loving it. I've been watching a lot of Youtube videos on minimalism lately and while I'm not aspiring to be a minimalist (never say never though), I've become inspired to cut back on the things I own. 

Watching these videos opened my eyes to the fact that I've got a lot of stuff that I never actually use. They just take up space in my room and make me stressed out as I don't like the clutter. So, I've been decluttering lately and it's been really great. There are a few tips and tricks on decluttering that I've acquired over the past couple of weeks so I just thought I would share them with you. 

Six Month Clothing Rule
I sort out my closet regularly as I can't stand for it to not be neat but I rarely ever get rid of stuff unless I really hate the item of clothing. I tend to get attached to my clothes, some of them have sentimental value you know? 
Photo by Priscilla Du Preez on Unsplash



What's Your Favourite Spot?

Hey guys. Before I go into what I want to talk about in today's post, I just want to say thank you to everyone who reads and/or comments on here. I was reading through comments on old posts and I got really overwhelmed with your kindness and support.I appreciate everyone who checks out my little corner on the internet and I do not take any of it for granted! 

As you guys know, I'm a bibliophile. I love to read, I've been in love with books since I was in Grade 3. I still remember the book I read that made me fall in love with books. It was Christina's Kite by Enid Blyton. Whilst I can read a book in just about anywhere, there are some spots I prefer to read in. They just add to the magic if I may say so. I'm going to be sharing some of my favourite reading spots and what my dream one sounds like. I would also like to know where you like to read so please share them with me! 

Under My Dining Table: Sounds a bit crazy, I know haha! In my parents' house in Lagos, there's a really fluffy rug under the dining table so sometimes I like to lie down on it and read. It's a hit with everyone in my house really, my sister likes to lie down there to use her phone!


Photo Diary: 08.07.2017

Hey guys, how's your summer going?  Hope you're all crossing exciting things off your bucket lists? I haven't really been up to much  in the past week. I've basically been chilling with family, working on the blog and working out a bit. I've spent a lot of time alone in the past week and it's been quite nice to just be alone with my thoughts. I feel like it's really important to know how to be by yourself. Sure, people are great but sometimes alone is better haha.

I finally made my Instagram account public!  I don't know why I waited so long to do it but it's public now. So if you don't follow me already, please do! Check it out here or search @Demmiie on the app. 
How cute are her shoes? 
I know I'm always talking about Maram on here but she's honestly the best for taking all these pictures. She takes everyone's pictures and she always does a great job. 

On Saturday, I was home alone and pretty bored so I decided to meet up with Nida (in the picture with me above) and Maram . It was a really sunny day so we just walked around a lot and went to the park.

It doesn't sound like much but it was quite interesting. We walked all the way down Oxford Road which is where the universities (Manchester & Manchester Metropolitan) are located and we just enjoyed the lovely weather and the friendly student vibe. My feet were really sore by the end of the day because we walked so much haha.Anyways, here are a few pictures from our day out. Enjoy! xx



Where Have You Been?

Hello people! Ooh I've missed this blog so much. As I mentioned in my last post, I had to leave for a bit to focus on exams but I'm done now!! *inserts dancing lady emoji*. Honestly in the last two months, my life has been nothing but school, school and more school. Lots of tears too. 

It's safe to say that so far in my life, sixth form has been the most stressful experience. The exams I mean. But now that it's all over, I'm a little sad and weepy. I was the same when I finished high school. It's just so sad that everyone is going to go their separate ways after we've spent two years together.I always have separation anxiety when it comes to my friends.  Ah well, that's life right? 

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