I woke up one morning and screamed. Not the scream of ‘OMG! It’s my birthday and I’m elated!’ But the scream of ‘OMG! My 20s are almost over, I’m screwed!’
So you know how in most apocalyptic movies, there are people who are fit for survival and well those who aren’t. In this battle against covid-19, the introverts seem to be the ones with the survival skills of social distancing to avoid the virus. Does this mean only extroverts will be caught by the zombies as in the movies? Well, not really…
Here are some helpful things to do while practicing social distancing or self isolation: Read more
I remember harmattan in the North like a distant memory.
The wind was always cold and crisp.
It could turn bread to stone in a matter of minutes.
The environment was always serene as school kids were on holiday and families had to stay together and relish the joy of the holidays.
Christmas preparations always involved making of ‘chin-chin’ (little fried balls of dough)
It was something that brought my siblings and I together as we’d share the rolling pin (or wine bottle in most cases).
I enjoyed the eating part a little more than the kneading, dough (pun; though)
Christmas hair! That was something I looked forward to
Shiny forehead from the generous use of ‘Soul-Mate’ hair cream,
Well plaited Ghana weaving,
Beautifully decorated with hair ruffles,
And I was set for Christmas!
Decorating the house has always been fun for me,
With little or with much, Christmas at home was always perfect,
Mom’s fried chicken, salad and lots of food to feed the neighborhood..
I was taught early that Christmas is about sharing God’s love and joy with others.
I miss the family road trips,
The movement from the drying shrubs in the Northern parts of Nigeria to the denser forest lands of the South,
The pit stops to eat and refuel.
The sleeping, the snacking, the music and sing-alongs,
And finally, meeting of cousins you hadn’t seen in a year.
Christmas shouldn’t be spent alone,
Just like the good news of Jesus’ coming shouldn’t be kept a secret.
I hope you are surrounded by friends and family who make you feel warm on the cold mornings,
And remind you of the beautiful Savior’s love for us.
Lots of love,
So today I woke up to a notification from WordPress telling me ‘Happy Anniversary’. Turns out it’s been 7 years blogging here! At first I was like ‘whaaattt?!’
I remember how I’d make lofty plans that all hinged on ‘If only I had time for myself’. It’s a lot easier to make these plans when you’re stuck in a routine. But when you get that free time, there’s a huge tendency for you to waste it. If you’re an introvert like me, you may just end up cocooning in your room the whole time without even knowing what the sky looks like.
I mean, Netflix and junk food isn’t so bad, except it becomes your everyday solace. So here are a few things I’d suggest: Read more
So this year I have some exciting features I’d like to add on my blog. First is the birthday messages for any of my readers celebrating. Just send me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or DM on Instagram (@daintymblog or @dainty_m) with your birth date and I’ll be happy to send you customized messages. Read more
I can’t believe it’s already been a year since I promised to write this post after Fanzaku had put it up on her blog. She’s a new and amazing blogger. She won my heart and I’m sure she’d win yours too. 😃
Now this is a different post, it’s real time and it gives you a glimpse into what my daily life kinda looks like. So here we go! 🕺🏼🕺🏼 Read more