Relationships

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, Relationships

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

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, Relationships, Work

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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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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Travel

Amsterdam

Amsterdam is a vibrant and welcoming city with so much more to do than spend time in coffeeshops. I spent a couple of days in Amsterdam with Jemina and we managed to do a lot in a short space of time. Here are a few things we did to make the most of our trip: […]

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Faith

Trust God

God tells 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 was difficult. […]

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