Travel

Conquering my 5 Solo Travel fears

Last Autumn I went on my first solo trips. I travelled to Vienna, Budapest, Munich and Bad Bayersoiern over the course of a few months.  My experience was extremely positive on the whole but there are, of course, lots of valid concerns when it comes to solo travel. I definitely had mine before I left […]

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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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Friends & Family

Getting Honest about Racism

Racism. How to articulate feelings over such an issue? How not to cause offence? How not to be misconstrued?  These are all thoughts that have crossed my mind when approaching this topic and oftentimes, they mean I hold back when engaging. I am sure many can relate.  It’s especially difficult when here in the UK, […]

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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

Travelling Solo in Seville

What do you think about solo travel? I used to think it was something I would never do. It seemed scary and lonely and it didn’t really appeal to me at all. However as I travelled more with friends and family over the years, I felt more confident about going solo. In fact, as daunting […]

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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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