Currently Loving #3

Hey people, happy new month!  January felt like forever but February felt really fast, can anyone else relate. I'm not doing a February Summary this month because I don't really have a lot of highlights to share. If you're wondering how I spent Valentine's Day (which you probably aren't), I did spend it reading some good old historical romance and I loved it! The book's called The Secret by Julie Garwood and I thoroughly enjoyed it. It's been a while since I read any romance novels so it felt really good and reminded me of why I love them so much! What's your favourite book genre?

It's been a while since I've done a 'currently loving' sort of post so I thought it would be fun to share some of the things that I've been enjoying lately.

The Grapevine
There's a YouTube channel called The Grapevine that I've been watching for a while now and I just have to talk about it!  They have panel-like discussions on various subjects that primarily affect or have to do with black people in particular. They've had episodes on gentrification, the divide between Africans, African-Americans and Caribbeans,white-washing, man-bashing, etc. Their newest episodes are on the slavery crisis in Libya and also on President Trump's comments on 'shit-hole' countries. The episodes are very enlightening and I always learn a lot. I recommend it even if you're not black,  knowledge is never wasted.

Henry London Watch*
I love watches, I actually feel like they're underrated as accessories. I've been meaning to get myself a nice watch which is why I was so delighted when Henry London reached out to me for a collaboration. I've seen and admired their watches on social media so it feels great to be working with them.



Daughters Who Walk This Path: A Book Review

We do not abandon the business of living life just because of what people will say about us.
This quote from Yejide Kilanko's book; Daughters Who Walk This Path resonated with me so much that I had to write it down. Daughters Who Walk This Path has been on my to-read list since 2015. I was at a friend's house and her dad had a copy of the book. I randomly flipped through it and it looked really good so I added it to my ever-growing list of books to read. I finally ordered it on Amazon (a used copy) and here's my review.

Name of Book: Daughters Who Walk This Path
Author: Yejide Kilanko

Year of Publication: 2012
Daughters Who Walk This Path Book Review
Spirited and intelligent, Morayo grows up surrounded by school friends and family in busy, modern-day Ibadan, Nigeria. An adoring little sister, their traditional parents, and a host of aunties and cousins make Morayo's home their own. So there's nothing unusual about her charming but troubled cousin Bros T moving in with the family.


What To Do When You're Out of Post Ideas

Lack of content is something that I've struggled with at times and I'm certain that I'm not the only one. Sometimes, the ideas just keep flowing and everything is great. For example, August 2017 was a great blogging month for me, the post ideas just kept coming and I was never worried about not having anything to post. But, that hasn't always been the case. There have been times when I have zero post ideas and it can be so frustrating. My post ideas usually just pop into my head so I hate when nothing is popping lol. It's something I still battle with from time to time and this is how I cope with it.

 These pictures have nada to do with this post but I'm still going to add them because they were taken in the summer and I'm really missing the summer right now.



A January Summary

I picked that post title just because it rhymes, you like? Happy new month guys! After 500 years, January's finally over. I hope it was a good month for you? If yes, that's great! And if no, don't worry. There are better days ahead for us.

Here are some highlights from my January: 

National Museum of African American History and Culture
My cousins and I took a little road trip to Washington DC just so we could visit this museum. I was so excited as it's a place that I've always wanted to visit. DC itself is such a nice place, I liked the buildings and the smell of politics in the air lol. 

The museum itself was fantastic and we were very sad when we had to leave . The museum has an area where you're taken through the history of African Americans all the way from the 1600s when Africans were forcefully put on ships  till date. There are pictures, videos and artifacts e.g a piece of wood from a Portuguese slave ship that sank.
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My Veganuary Experience So Far

Hey beautiful people! I mentioned a couple of weeks ago that I was toying with the idea of veganism and I finally gave it a shot. So, here's my veganuary (didn't even know that was a thing) experience so far.




Blogger Spotlight: The Ufuoma

I've realized that I just cannot keep up with blogging twice a week right now so I've decided to post only once a week from now on. A new post will be up every Saturday until further notice.

So far, there have been three instalments of the Blogger Spotlight on here and all the guests have been fashion and lifestyle bloggers. I decided to switch things up a bit this time around and bring in a travel blogger! 
I discovered Ufuoma's blog through Kachee (another fantastic blogger that you should check out). Her blog is a mix of her travel adventures, beautiful pictures, travel advice and lifestyle bits & bobs. I really fell in love with her blog after reading her Cuba travel diary. Her writing is fun and engaging and her pictures are to die for, literally. I reached out to Ufuoma and asked if she would like to feature in the series and she agreed. Here are her answers to my questions, I hope you enjoy. And as always, if you don't check out her blog after reading this, I am so judging you. 


Why You Should Consider Learning A New Language

If you read this blog constantly, then you know that I've been learning French with Duolingo consistently for about a year and a half now. I always enjoyed French, right from primary school.This was partly due to my mom as she likes French too and even took classes for a while. I discovered Duolingo (honestly, they should come and sponsor me because I talk about them a lot on here) when I was in Year 11 or SS 2 as we call it in Nigeria and I was hooked. I was learning Italian and French but I wasn't consistent or anything. It was just for fun.

My plan was to take French as a fourth A-Level subject but that didn't happen. In hindsight, I'm so glad it didn't. I still wanted to learn French properly so sometime in 2016 I went back to Duolingo and started afresh. And I'm still at it up till now, slowly but steadily.

I know we all have different interests and that some people would rather watch paint dry than attempt to learn a new language but I've come up with a list of reasons why you should consider it. And please bear in mind that learning doesn't always have to be 100% fluency.


Hey 2018, What's Good?

Happy new year guys!

The new year is finally here and I actually really love that the first day of the year was a Monday. There's a lot of motivation and excitement in the air right now and it's oh so infectious. Everyone's super driven and ambitious and I love it.



Three Life Lessons I Learned in 2017

EDIT: I've decided to make this my last post of the year. I hope you're all having a wonderful holiday season and I'll see you guys in 2018. Which at the time of typing this, is in two days lol. Thank you so much for all the support on the blog this year, it is highly appreciated. Lots of love! 

It's that time of the year where bloggers churn out seasonal and end-of-year content so I understand if you're rolling your eyes at my very typical post title.Nevertheless, you should read it. You just might take something out of it 😊

2017 was definitely not my best year. Like I just want it to go away you know? And yes, the start of a new year isn't going to make all my problems vanish magically but there's just something about a fresh start that's so appealing.

The year didn't go like I wanted it to or like I planned but that's okay. That's life for you, right? 2017 was a year of learning, unlearning and growing for me. And for that, I'm really grateful. I have way more than three lessons but this post is going to be long as hell if I do that lol. So let's dive into it, shall we?


Four (More) Podcasts To Listen To

I discovered just how awesome podcasts are this year alongside a lot of other people. They make doing things like your commute to school or work, house chores, etc so much more enjoyable. And there's pretty much a podcast for everyone out there. I tend to listen to a mixed list of them; some just for entertainment, some for news, some for knowledge and some for a mix of all three.

I already have a post on four podcasts you should give a shot, now here are four more! 
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