I just spent a relaxing week in the South of France with some of my oldest friends in the world. We always get together every Christmas and during the summer, as many of them are teachers and get the holidays off work. During a particularly tipsy Christmas Eve get together, we decided to go on… Read More French bread and old friends // Nice, France
Going out for breakfast is one of my favourite things to do. I feel like it’s more of an American pastime which has made its way over to the UK, because in recent years everyone seems to do this but I never remember people doing it years ago (apart from a hungover fry up at… Read More Breakfast Club
This year I decided to give up eating meat and fish. As someone who used to always order all of the ribs when eating out and cooked salmon for dinner 2 or 3 times a week, most people who know me are eager to know how I’m finding vegetarian life! I must say that I’ve… Read More What I eat in a day // Vegetarian
Some of the friends I made through volunteering on the International Citizen Service programme last year, came to Brighton for the weekend for a little reunion. We spent a sunny Saturday walking around Brighton, catching up on each other’s lives, eating ice creams and acting like children in the sand. Several of them had never… Read More A sunny day in Brighton
As someone who enjoys leading a full and busy life, it has taken a long while to learn how to enjoy what the Italians call ‘dolce far niente’, or, ‘the sweetness of doing nothing’. (Anyone who’s seen Eat Pray Love will know what I’m talking about here!) Italy is one of my favourite places on… Read More Dolce Far Niente
Think of the word blossom. What comes to mind? Spring, I bet. The new season is almost upon us, after all (plus it doesn’t help that the header picture for this post is a bunch of tulips!) However, here I write about an important lesson I have recently learned, which is about blossoming as a… Read More Blossoming
One of my best friends is about to have her first baby and I couldn’t be more excited! She broke the good news to me as soon as I was back from Nigeria as she wanted to tell me in person, and a couple of weeks later, whilst perusing Pinterest, I suddenly decided to message… Read More How to throw an awesome baby shower
There are approximately 3 million people in the UK suffering from some kind of anxiety disorder. Whether it be Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Panic Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder or one of the other types of anxiety. The likelihood is that someone you know suffers with one of these disorders – or even you may indeed suffer from… Read More Anxiety
Here we are, at the beginning of another year! So 2016 was…interesting to say the least. I know for so many people, 2016 was a terrible year. Certainly it was a year full of surprises for most of us. With big changes in the political world, too many terrible attacks on beautiful countries and several… Read More Happy New Year 2017!
Last week of ICS! Nothing could have prepared me for how emotional leaving Ikorodu and leaving Nigeria would be. I knew it would be sad but as the last day drew nearer I began to get excited about going home and seeing my family and friends, so I didn’t think about how sad I’d be… Read More ICS Week 12: So many tears!