Faith, Travel

Go for it!

‘Be bold and courageous. When you look back on your life, you’ll regret the things you didn’t do more than the ones you did’. H. Jackson Brown Jr. Stepping out into the unknown and doing something new can be daunting. Whether it’s moving to a new place, starting a business or applying for a job, […]

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Faith

Do not worry about tomorrow

I don’t know about you, but I often find that life can be unpredictable. I can see this in my own life and even more in the lives of others. Sometimes things just don’t work out the way we expect or hope and this can be a daunting prospect. Worry about the future I sometimes […]

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Work & Study

Black Literature Book reviews

This summer I have been making a conscious effort to read more Black history books and books by Black authors. Here is a selection of a few I’ve read recently, along with my honest reviews. An American Marriage- Tayari Jones This fictional story is set in Atlanta and Louisiana and follows the life of African-American […]

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Faith, Friends & Family

God, I feel tired: A Prayer

I experience a range of emotions when I think about racism and injustice in the world–from anger to sadness to frustration and fear – but I do try to remain hopeful.  As the Black theologian and pioneer of Christianity, Augustine of Hippo said, ‘Hope has two beautiful daughters; their names are anger and courage. Anger […]

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Work & Study

Time in Lockdown

“Now is the time to be productive, better yourself and put your time to good use! ” – this message seems to be one of the most prevalent throughout lockdown period. I have personally found this focus on self-improvement pressurising and burdensome. It has been more helpful for me to spend time doing what I […]

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Faith

The Unpredictability of Life

The recent pandemic has got me thinking about how unpredictable life is. This is not something that anybody prepared or planned for. All over the world, people made plans which had to be cancelled- from holidays to weddings and birthday celebrations. Families have quickly been torn apart. Loved ones have been rushed into intensive care […]

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Faith, Friends & Family, Work & Study

Can Faith and Striving go together?

A friend and I were talking recently about the pressure society places on us to be ‘accomplished’ and have boxes ticked off like getting a ‘good’ job, buying a house and getting married, by a certain age. We agreed that this pressure is unhelpful and we agreed that working towards our own goals at our […]

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Travel

Why Warsaw?

This Christmas, Keri and I took a break to Poland’s capital, Warsaw. We agreed that it was a charming city and the Christmas festivities heightened this charm even more! Krakow is perhaps better known as the city to visit in Poland however, we would definitely recommend a trip to Warsaw for the following reasons: 1. […]

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Travel

Au Pair in France

Ever wanted to stay in a foreign country for a long period of time, learn a new culture or a new language? If so, working as an au pair may be a good option for you. I had the opportunity to spend 5 weeks this summer working as an au pair in France. Here is a bit […]

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Faith

Trust God

As Christians, God instructs us to trust him. He tells us not to worry or to fear but to remember that He is in control. However, most of us would probably agree that this is a lot easier said than done. I was in a situation recently when I felt extremely overwhelmed and trusting God […]

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Travel

What not to do in Rome!

Travelling guides usually focus on what you should do when you visit a new place. However, I recently travelled to Rome with my Mum and sister and  although we had a great time, there were a few blunders we made that we could have avoided. If you are looking to visit Rome, don’t make the […]

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