8.02.2017

JULY ROUND UP ❤


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?




Travel: Took a day trip to Llandudno, Wales two weeks ago. I suppose I should have blogged it but I really didn't take a lot of pictures and I just wanted to enjoy the day. It's a beautiful seaside town and the perfect place to go on a really sunny day. I had never heard of it before visiting and boy was I glad that I went. I also climbed to the very top of the Great Orme (a huge hill) and I feel very smug about that. It's so steep and I thought I was going to pass out at some point but I made it to the top and it was so worth it. The view was spectacular. 

Watching: I just finished season one of a show on Netflix called Greenleaf. I always get excited when I find a show whose plot I'm instantly in love with and this was one of those shows. It's about a huge church and the family - the Greenleafs - who runs it. It's kind of an eye opener and makes you wonder about some of the things that happen behind closed doors even in churches. I highly recommend this show. It was so good, I watched the first five episodes in one go. And I'm pretty certain you can watch it elsewhere even if you don't have Netflix.

I watched a documentary yesterday called What The Health (on Netflix as well). I've been hearing about it on social media and how it's making people go vegan so I decided to give it a go. It was shocking in some aspects, to say the least. Do you know that processed meats are in the same group as cigarettes and asbestos when it comes to carcinogens?  Or that apparently, milk has cow pus in it. The thought of that makes me want to vomit haha. 

I learned a lot from the documentary and while I don't think I can go completely vegan, (I love dairy and meat a lot) I'm going to try to incorporate more plant based foods into my diet. So more plant based and less animal based basically. If anyone knows a great place to get vegan recipes and all that, please let me know because it seems kind of daunting at the moment. But yeah guys, watch the documentary. It's an eye opener. 

Reading: The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini. Finally picked it up and as expected, I'm loving it so far. Khaled is such a gifted writer, a review will certainly be up when I'm through with the book. 

Listening: to Loose Talk podcast, it's a Nigerian one and they discuss pop culture, politics and many other topics. They're pretty funny too. I should point out that they don't only talk about Nigerian stuff, so even if you're not Nigerian you can still relate to some topics. It's probably my favourite podcast at the moment. 

Learning: to live my life on my own terms (and God's of course). We're all sick of hearing this but it's important to remember that comparison is the thief of joy. When you live your life on your terms, you're more focused on you and how you can become better as a person and I think that's great. :)

Skincare: I've been using African black soap as my cleanser for a couple of weeks and I like it. It's a little drying but I moisturise immediately after so it's all good. I should probably do a skincare post soon, it's been so long since the last one! 

Realising: the importance of going to a church you really enjoy. I love my current church and I'm always so excited to go. That's the way it should be, I believe. 

Reminding: myself to listen more and speak less. I think this is something I tell myself almost every day as I tend to talk a lot when I'm excited. And as we all know, talking a lot usually means you end up saying something you shouldn't or you don't pay attention to whoever it is you're speaking to. Not cool at all.

Missing: my parents and my brother & sister, they live in Nigeria. My dad came to visit at the beginning of the month which was really great though.

Still: learning French and Turkish. It can be really confusing at times but I think it's worth it. Who doesn't want to be multilingual? 

I think that's pretty much it for the month of July, it felt like such a long month and I'm so glad it's over now. Anyways, thanks for reading guys and have a great week. xx
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  1. I love love love this round up! And yes to that documentary! I can recommend couple more for ya. They'll seriously kick you into making conscious decisions for your health and overall well being!
    And that's for the podcast reccomendarion! I will subscribe!

    Your blog is fabulous, girl!

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    1. Aww thanks Asake, your enthusiasm is so heartwarming! Honestly, I'm so glad I watched that documentary. I'm sure you'll love the podcast! Thanks for reading and your sweet words. xx

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  2. Oooh I'm always on the look out for good Netflix recommendations! I will check Greenleaf out xx

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    1. Yay you should, it's such a good show. Thanks for stopping by Dominique <3

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  3. Nice round up! I've never been to Wales, and am glad you enjoyed it. <3

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    1. It was a really great day, was my first time exploring Wales as well. Thanks for reading Anna :)

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  4. The Kite Runner has been on my TBR for quite a while. I really hope I get to read it this year. I saw the movie a while back and it was so emotional. But I know that the book will be even better and heartbreaking.

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    1. There's a movie? I had no idea! It's such a good book and I'm really enjoying it. Thanks for reading Georgiana :)

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  5. I enjoyed reading your post and btw you are so pretty!
    Xo Victoria
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    1. Aww that's so sweet, thanks for the compliment and for reading Vidcaria! xx

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  6. I'm looking forward to watching "What the health"

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    1. I hope you enjoy it and learn something new like I did. Thanks for reading Nancy! xx

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  7. Love all the points, especially the one about going to a church you like. A church you actually enjoy makes you want to go and praise the lord even more, lol!

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    1. Haha, so true. Thanks for reading Nengi! :)

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  8. You know a trip is good when you're so busy enjoying that you forget about blogging! ;) // Yes @ your realisation! We should always do things because we want to, not because we feel obligated to. There are probably some exceptions, but it's a good rule of thumb! -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's

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    1. Haha, I simply forgot all about blogging that day. I agree, it's a great rule of thumb. Thanks Audrey! <3

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  9. Hey Demi, I enjoyed reading this post. Seems like July was filled with adventures. Yes to libing life on your own terms.🙌🙌💕

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    1. Hey Annie! Aww thanks for reading, July certainly had its adventures! xx

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  10. You surely had a busy July month. Love the way you put all these things together, some of which are everyday stuff but logging them here like in a diary it makes you stop and appreciate all the good things in your life at a given moment :) I have not heard about those Netflix series/documentaries, so thanks for sharing! My summer is also being quite rainy and quite a lot of work, but we have a long weekend away coming up and I couldn't be more excited about it
    Much love,

    Saida | She talks Glam

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    1. I never actually thought about it that way, it does help me appreciate things more. Writing it all out. Thanks so much for reading Saida and I hope you enjoy your weekend away :)

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