I have a confession to make. Until this year I had never stepped foot in Wales. For a woman who has lived in the UK her entire life and has travelled to a fair few countries in her lifetime, it’s utterly ridiculous to me that I had never been over to Wales before! I’d always… Read More Oh misty eye of the mountain below…
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
I visited New York City at the end of December, which was utterly incredible. I’d been once before several years ago, but I’d not been to Brooklyn before, so I was really excited to spend a day there this time around. I was in New York with two girl friends of mine, both of whom… Read More Restaurant Review: Sage Brooklyn
New York is one of my favourite places on the planet. I was in love well before I’d even stepped foot on the never-sleeping, ever-bustling, bright-light-shining city. From watching the likes of Friends during my childhood and Sex and the City throughout my teens, I had grown up with this notion that the Big… Read More Winter in New York
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!
Howfar everyone? (Pidgin English for hey, how are you doing?) It’s our last real week in Ikorodu! This week was a lot of finishing off bits and pieces, such as reports, visiting Inclusive Neighbourhood Spaces and ticking the last boxes off our lists. We began the week with our last social! Emem and I invited… Read More ICS Week 11: Tying up loose ends
With only 3 weeks until the end of our ICS placement, we really had a lot of work on our hands to complete the cycle the standard we wanted to. The pressure was on particularly because we knew now that we were going to be the last cycle in Ikorodu, so we had to wrap… Read More ICS Week 10: A Trip to Lagos Island
This week was a busy one again! 12th August was International Youth Day, so we had three days of events to celebrate and educate young people in the area on the Sustainable Development Goals. The SDGs are goals created by the United Nations, and are areas that we should be working on globally, with the… Read More ICS Week 9: Let the Goals begin…
The week after Mid Phase Review was a very fun and rewarding one. After a long sleep my week began with the usual weekly things – Monday meetings, Tuesday Adult Literacy…and we discovered a local chop house which quickly became our regular lunch place for beans, rice, stew and plantain. So delicious! On Wednesday TonyJoy… Read More ICS Week 8: Plastic Bottle Houses and Paint Fights!
So I have now passed the half way mark on my volunteering journey and this week was both a brilliant and a tough one… The week started badly after my host home was treated for bed bugs! I was getting dreadful, swollen bites all over my legs and back, and this was due to an… Read More ICS Week 7: That Half Way Feeling…