Heard about the winter lights festival from a friend a while ago. Didn't give it much thought, till another friend of mine mentioned she was going to the festival and asked if I wanted to go. That was how I found myself at this year's Canary Wharf Winter Lights Festival and I must say, it was well organised. The map for the art trail was easy to follow and well thought out. There was something for everyone (both children and adults) to enjoy. Hope they keep it going. See below for a few highlights of the festival. Oh...Happy New Year to you all, here's hoping this year is better than the last!
As a Christian, celebrating the birth of Jesus is a privilege I love to share. Hope this video gives you a glimpse of what Christmas really means. This Christmas, I humbly remember the gift God gave us. The unforgettable gift of Jesus and thank God for his priceless gift. Wishing you all, a Merry Cosy Christmas! And saying, "Thanks be to God for his unspeakable gift." (2 Corinthians 9:15)
From ice creams to milk shakes, it was a case of ‘doing anything to keep cool’ today! Having some home made ice creams and milk shakes, made life bearable in the midst of the heat wave we’ve had in the last couple of days. Especially today where the temperature was up to the 40s apparently!
Being able to capture an idea before you lose it, is very important. Made this travel journal/sketchbook for that very reason. It's for a budding young writer. she loves nothing more than to write illustrated stories and I thought, it would be the ideal way, to encourage her to keep on writing. I'm glad she loves her new journal and is looking forward to make it her own. Also made the journal flat and light to carry, so it can fit into her back pack, as well as easy to use on the go.
Creativity comes in different ways and we all have a dose of creativity in us in one form or another. Seeing people use their creativity to bring a little joy to the lives of others, reminds me of what creativity should be about. From the musician playing a rendition on the high street, to the street artist adorning our public spaces with thought provoking artworks, I say thanks for using your gifts to put a spring in our steps!
The work of a conscientious mother is never done. So, to mothers passed, who have raised generations and to mothers present who are raising the future generation, Happy Mothering sunday! Today, I celebrate you, appreciate your hard work and want you to know, that your hard work will never be forgotten. You're a motivator, an organiser, thoughtful hero, an encourager and a resourceful nurturing champion!
As we brace ourselves for the tempestous hurricane Eunice, I urge those on my side of the pond to stay safe, as we patiently wait to get a glimpse of her. It's a pleasant name for a storm don't you think? Since Eunice means good victory, let's hope it's us, not her, that gets the victory by the time she passes!
And what's a great way to weather the storm? Having a warm drink, (not a hot one, since it could go flying out of your hands) if you're out and about. Followed by some mouth-watering, guilty pleasure, comfort food. They're simple creature comforts, but could go a long way to keep you warm and nicely fuelled, in time to combat the oncoming storm.
That said, my perfect remedy to weather the storm, comes down to two simple things. That is, 'Tea and Pie'. Once I'm armed with an aromatic blend of Yerba Mate and organic peppermint tea, coupled with a comforting piece of home made traditional Nigerian pie, the storm can melt away. Because, with this deliciously scrumptious combo tantalising my senses, I'll surely be ready to weather the storm. How about you?
Welcome to my blog, where I share things that inspire me. My faith, nature and the simple or imperfect things in life, are what brings me joy and inspire me to create. I look forward to sharing my inspirations with you. Thanks for stopping by!