November Recap. Hopes for December! (+ 30 Day Gratitude Challenge)

November Recap. Hopes for December! (+ 30 Day Gratitude Challenge)

It's December - and we are about to say goodbye to another year! 

As usual, I looked forward to writing this post. Particularly after reading the October Recap and Hopes for November. So yes, November picked up. I had a good birthday - your messages and thoughts were overwhelming.  Thank you again.

November also had some little pretty memorable moments - like me finally trying broccoli (the skinny kind), receiving flowers and loving the Boomerang app!

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Countdown to Christmas: 24 Do-able Activities for Your Advent Calendar!

Countdown to Christmas: 24 Do-able Activities for Your Advent Calendar!

Whether you technically celebrate this time of the year or not, you have to admit there's something so awesome about this period.

Depending on your age and location, I'll bet your thankful for this season. From the thrill of fireworks to a yearning for white Christmas, singing out loud to your favourite carols, eating way too much food and relishing the taste of mulled wines. Or maybe you'll have some fun with younger kids finding Santa. Even if you will just be curled up in bed thankful for work free days, there's often something for everyone

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Let's Do This! 6 Ways to be More Grateful in Our Everyday Life

Let's Do This! 6 Ways to be More Grateful in Our Everyday Life

If you were to score yourself over 10, how thankful will you say you are on a daily basis? An 8? A 4? Gratitude is one of those virtues we know we should practise often. We know that at every point in time we should be at the very least 99.9 % thankful. But we fall short. Oh sometimes we fall really short! Disappointments happen, and life gets tough. From slim bank accounts to stressful jobs, annoying spouses and everything else in between. 

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East Meets West || How We Met, First Date (+ a 9 Years Later Photo Shoot)

East Meets West || How We Met, First Date  (+ a 9 Years Later Photo Shoot)

It was 20th November 2007. That's the one date we definitely had our first proper meeting. As we  shared mutual friends, we think we may have come across one another a couple of times before that in the common areas between the Law and Social Science departments of the University of  Ibadan where we both studied. But it was definitely nothing concrete and no no more than a 5-10 minute interaction. The 20th of November was not a special day or anything, I only remember the date because it was three days to my birthday

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10 Tips to Improve Your Art of Gifting & How to Always Buy the Perfect Gifts!

10 Tips to Improve Your Art of Gifting & How to Always Buy the Perfect Gifts!

Gifting is an art. And even though many gifts are often not wrapped in fancy paper and ribbons, there's something so heartwarming about buying or receiving the perfect gift for or from a loved one.

But many people are not great with gifting and end up agonising about gift buying. Fear not, we've got you covered with these 10 amazing tips - whether you're bad at it or already pretty good. 

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British v American English: 85 Words That Are Totally Different!

British v American English: 85 Words That Are Totally Different!

I often get mistaken for an American. No jokes! The number of times I've had people ask me "why do you have an American accent" is quite a lot. Especially when I speak on the phone. If only I had a dollar for all the times I heard that, I'll be a millionaire. Okay, not really but I'll probably be a few hundred dollars richer. My husband and I also have this private joke where we say I'm from Massachusetts. 

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5 (+1) Different and Easy Ways to Cook & Enjoy Eggs!

5 (+1) Different and Easy Ways to Cook & Enjoy Eggs!

A couple of months ago, the husband tweeted that he finally got the difference between scrambled eggs and omelette. I jokingly responded to his tweet with some sort of "ah! Finally. You can stop mixing up your orders". He may have taken it slightly too seriously as he responded "oh whatever...". I won't even pretend that I've always known the difference. 

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