Quotes from the week

It does not do to dwell on dreams Harry, and forget to live. Prof D, H.P& The Philosopher’s Stone.  B Plans are for losers. Mean girl from The Magicians A mistake should be your teacher, not your attacker. A mistake is a lesson, not a loss. It is a temporary, necessary detour, not a dead…

Back to life! Back to Reality! Honey Carrot Macadamia cupcakes.

Back to life! Back to Reality!  It does feel like Christmas and New Year celebrations are truly over. No more decorations. No more days off nor long weekends nor Mondays off in lieu of a holiday. Hardly any Christmas paraphernalia sales and if there are they are 90% off. A quick look in the “bargain” bin…

7 days make 1 weak

I’ve had another amazing week of meeting up with loved ones.  Emotionally draining! Sometimes I can’t keep up with myself. From meeting Posh Brit and Brit Sister in the city for our last lunch together before Brit Sister goes off on her tree change to having dinner with the Marvellous family to celebrating a god-daughter’s…

Summer in Melbourne. Summer in Australia.

Summer down under.  It’s all sunshine and fun. Shorts and thongs (jandals/flip flops/plastic causal footwear). Days at the beach frolicking in the waves. Beach towels. Backyard cricket. Cricket at the G (the Melbourne Cricket Ground). Tennis at the Australian Open (what is with the new logo?). Music in the parks. People sleeping overnight on the…

Favourite food

Nigerian:- Akara Moin-Moin cooked in leaves. Not sure which leaves are used but they are thick like banana leaves.  Suya and it goes without saying that there should also be raw red onions and tomatoes. Takeaway container – newspaper of course!  Egusi soup with pounded yam  Boli and epa  Okro soup with eba Puff Puff …

Around the world in a few days

I’ve had the best time this past week. Spent a whole day with Brit Sister on Tuesday. Whole day with Big Sister on Thursday. Friday sleep over and Saturday with RoseHeart. All very different women. Women who I consider to be part of my Melbourne family.  Even though each friendship has been close to or…

Summer Afternoon

Summer Afternoon – the two most beautiful words in the English Language according to Henry James. Urrrghhhhh! It’s hot. To be very clear, I am complaining. U know it’s hot when the spiders pack their bags and galang! U know it’s hot when you put the clean knife in the teaspoon section and the teaspoon…

Take a breath

Three special quotes as you go about your business this new year. Still a new year. Still fresh! Still exciting!  “Ah nuh every shut eye ah sleep”. Closed eyes do not necessarily mean a person is sleeping. Things don’t always look obvious. Do not make assumptions.  “Fine out weh wata walk go ah pumpkin belly”. When…

Nigerian delicacies

Hallo! Week 3 of the new year. Hope all is well with you and yours.  Christmas Day, which seems such a looooong time ago, (which it was, because it was last year. kaboom!), I mentioned that my YOLO sisters were in Imo State and had sent pictures of their meals. They continued the onslaught when…

Fresh Gregorian New Year

It’s still a New Year. We are only two weeks in to it. For some people the New Year starts on 5th February, 2018. For others, it started 20th Sept 2017.  You can start afresh whenever you like. Just as Sunday is the beginning of the week for some people and Monday for others, your…