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Life, Lemons and Smurfs

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Have you ever heard the saying - when life gives you lemons (sour) make lemonade (sweet). I would add make lemon Smurfs. I was prepping to make puff-puff ( a Nigerian pastry) last week, like most people due to lockdown in UK I have been baking  loads. I made an error by placing the dough which contained yeast in the fridge instead of in a warm place. An hour passed and then i remembered, by this time the dough was quite cold. I tried to fry the pastry but it was looking so weird , like a retired doughnut. I panicked because there was nothing else I could think of to do with the pastry and the last thing I wanted to do was to bin it. I was hoping and praying when an idea came to me - heat it up in the microwave. I did that until the dough was warm and I was happy to fry it. It turns out to be one of my best batch of puff -puff I have made so far.  Life is filled with the ups , downs, waiting and mids. How do you react to the downs in life, we might not be able to control the

RAISING RESPONSIBLE CHILDREN

For any couple to succeed in raising children that will be assets rather than liabilities to the society, they must be psychologically and physically prepared because the task is onerous. I however find this manual by Angel Benson Nwobum a very good aid to proper parenting. 1. Give your children age-appropriate domestic tasks, even if you have a thousand and one domestic servants at home. It is sheer ignorance to think that doing everything for your children is a mark of honour or a way of bequeathing royalty on them.  2. Teach them to be useful and make their impact felt positively wherever they are found – in the school, place of worship, in another person’s home, etc. 3. Encourage your children to always leave a good impression wherever they go to; teach them to be courteous, respectful, friendly, cheerful and helpful. 4. Teach them good toilet manners – they must know how to keep the toilet neat for the next user, let them know that it is unacceptable to leave the bathroom floor an

Wallpaper TV for Free

Television has become an important part of everyday. We put it on everyday. If you are part of the people that control the time your television is on - kudos you have achieved a great task. I was so hyped about the wall paper TV but the price tag quickly quenched my desire. Where there is a will, there is a way. Drum roll as I introduce to you the diy wallpaper art TV. It does not require any parts or anything just a TV with a YouTube link. I love paintings and art and found this great feature on youtube where for 4 hours you can display art from Van Gogh,  Remberant and so many great artist .  As Thomas Merton said " Art enables us to loose ourselves and find ourselves at the same time ". The next time you get bored, or just want to read a book but still look at your TV, after all most of us has become glued to this black screen go ahead and play wallpaper art on youtube.  Bring the art gallery to your home  4 hours Wallpaper Art .  

Doctor's Gossip

While standing at the roadside chatting, a group of doctors  saw a man limping  on the left leg while walking towards them . One of them said,  "That's typically left knee Arthritis ." The 2nd doctor said, "No, he could be having plantar fascitis." The 3rd exclaimed, "Ah, that's just an ankle sprain! " The 4th answered, "You can't see that he cannot lift his left  knee? That's probably lower motor neuron lesion." The fifth said, "To me ,he seems to have Hemiplegia scissors gait ". Just before the 6th could give his impression, the man reached the group and asked, "Does anyone know a shoe mender nearby who can repair my slippers?" The doctors all fell silent.... In the same way, people will express different often baseless opinions about you, your situation and sometimes, your personality. Ignore them.  Be yourself.  Stay confident and go and find that shoe mender! Stay blessed, stay safe and enjoy your day🙏🏾

Roll and Control It

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This is not about the song by J Status ft Rihanna.....roll, control it girl, roll it girl, hahaha but it was a fun song.  I like to be in control sometimes. Like most mum we try to control our schedules, time, space and lot of other tasks. The fact is, we can't control everything that happens to us. We can't control the color of our skin, winning team in a football match , place of birth, parents and so many aspects of our lives.  O ne thing we can control is 'How we respond to what happens to us', a nd this is what counts! We need to stop worrying about things we can't control and start focusing our energy and time on the things we can.  What can we control? We can control our attitudes, choices, and our responses to whatever happens in a crazy and out of control world that we live in.  What can we not control We have no control over the comment made by Eve on your social media page. We have no control over the color of our skin or texture of our natural hair. We h

Welcome to 2021

Happy New year , welcome to 2021, so glad 2020 is over and done.  We proclaim a wonderful and peaceful life, health and world  this year and beyond.  Remember to take it one day at a time this year. If anything at all, 2020 reminded us all about what matters most in life is Faith, Family and great relationships. Remember it could be worse, the older folks lived in a time of world wars and survived. Choose to see beauty everyday in this year.  All the best and i pray you stay connected to God. He is the world's only hope of healing.  Enjoy your weekend. 

2020 year in review (let it go)

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In my own opinion, the best book in the world (The Bible)  has the best insight about Worry.  Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you (1 Peter 5:7). As the year 2020 ends , we reflect on all that has happened from january until now.  We all started the new year hopeful and full of lots of dreams. This year started out with lots of wild fire happening in Australia. I remember people were scared cause all the ice was melting and this raised a lot of concerns in regard to global warming and the every changing climate. Then it happened that Corona virus spread in China - it went from being an epidemic to a pandemic. This affected the health care sector, market crashed and the lockdown of countries began. The most affected markets during the lockdown was hotels and resorts, cruises and casinos, airlines, entertainment and live events, and booking. Then we had the lockdown life - everyone panicked about the limited supply of tissue paper, PPE and food. But the earth was happy b