Having this photography exhibition in a public space like the station, is much needed. Something to distract the mind from the chaos and let it wander to the most beautiful of sceneries or places!
This Ginger drink is the perfect way to keep the winter cold at bay. It's like a warm hug in a mug! All you need is:
We all need to have hope (mine is in Christ), that all will be well. This artwork by Mark Titchner is a reminder for us to have hope and not give up in this testing times.
Recently went shopping for a new pair of prescription glasses and dragged my ever-patient sister with me. Being someone who wouldn’t buy new pair of glasses without a trusted eye, my sister was the perfect shop buddy. She wouldn’t hesitate to tell me if the glasses didn't fit, whereas the shop assistant’s advise could be a little tricky to believe in their well lit shop.
Having convinced myself I needed a new pair of glasses, I headed to my local Optician. I told myself, I new exactly what was wrong with my old pair, 'they weren’t the right fit'. So, I needed new ones to replace them. I told the opticians what I wanted and out came the frames. One-by -one I tried them on. With each one I tried, I started to doubt if glasses were made to suit frames like mine. All I had was a low bridge nose, surely there must be a pair of glasses out there that’s got my name written all over it. Plus, how hard could this be?
It took me trying my fair share of ill-fitted glasses, to discover that my current pair of glasses, were actually ideal for my flat bridge nose. Problem solved!
As I left the Optician's, I put on my old pair of glasses, with a new found appreciation for the glasses I’ve had for almost two years. I thought to myself, who knew I could learn a thing or two, just by shopping for a new pair of glasses. Which goes to show, there is truly no need fixing something if it isn’t broken!
Thought I was being brave when my friend refused to go see these reptiles with me, but I insisted on going alone. Looking back and seeing some of them with their mouths wide open, my thoughts are somewhat different. But I’m sure I’d do it again just to be at one with nature, albeit with a little bit of caution!
The word ‘staycation’ is fast becoming the new ‘vacation’. In light of the uncertainties surrounding travelling at present, the reasonable thing for ‘Moir’ to do is explore my surroundings. Which was how I ended up at this surprisingly interesting craft market last week! Had some lively chats with the stall holders and fellow customers alike as I admired the skillful craftsmanship behind the products on display.
Thought I’d share some of the pictures with you and have included some websites for those wanting to know more about the artisans in my post. Just goes to show, you never know what’s lurking round the corner unless you have a nose around!
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Isn’t it ironic that children are encouraged to play for the benefits it brings, whilst adults have to be reminded to play even though they benefit more from it? Finding time to play, whether you’re alone or with people, is as important as breath is to life. It costs nothing to play, but gives huge benefits that money can’t buy. It’s a great stress reliever, a mind stimulator and an energy booster. And most importantly, you don’t need an audience to play! Let’s remember to play every now and then, no matter how silly it looks, because it will be worth it in the end.
I find that street food has a unique delicious taste that’s different from home made food. There’s also an art form to making it. Which is what drew me to learn how to make the popular street snack ‘Puff-Puff’, from a local street food seller in Lagos, Nigeria. It’s a staple snack often eaten at parties and it’s a great comfort food that can be eaten in all seasons.
Puff-Puff for me, is more than just a street food. It’s a food that’s embedded with nostalgic stories of many Lagosians, runnning through generations. Stories of people being offered Puff-Puff at social gatherings as they spend quality time with loved ones. My fond memories of eating this snack comes from the naming ceremonies and weddings I've attended over the years. They were memorable times that I still remember to this day. So, anytime I crave a comfort food to fill me with warmth, I undoubtedly choose Puff-Puff.
Since Puff-Puff comes from Lagos, I thought it could be interesting to give you a brief history of Lagos, the town of this beautiful snack! See below for more details.
A Brief History of Lagos:
Lagos has a rich cultural history. The city has links to Brazil and Cuba dating back to the 1830s when some emancipated Africans moved back to Lagos to settle there. These links are still prevalent there today. The name Lagos, is Portuguese for ‘Lakes’ and was given its name by the Portuguese explorer 'Ruy de Sequeira', who initially named the area around the city, ‘Lago de Curamo’.
One of the main languages spoken in Lagos is Yoruba, a language spoken by the Yoruba people of Nigeria. It is also a language spoken in Brazil today and is taught as part of the academic curriculum.
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