The End of An Era: The Beginning of a New Adventure

Yesterday I stood among other Open University graduates with great pride. I recently wrote in another post that I felt very little about completing my degree. Yesterday I found out that I am in fact very proud of myself and all of my fellow OU students, from those just beginning their studies, those halfway through,…

Who am I and what’s my blog about?

I have been thinking carefully the last few days about this blog. The truth is that I opened an account a few years ago but never actually posted anything. I can’t remember why but that’s irrelevant anyway. Now that I have suddenly (and completely out of the blue) started posting again, I have been wondering…

A sorrow goodbye: see you next time, Nanny

It has been a sad day for us all. We knew the day would come but none of us expected it to come so fast. With our hearts in our hands, we miserably said goodbye to my mother-in-law, my sons’ nanny, as she embarks on her long journey back to Colombia. I am a fortunate…

Growing up fatherless

One of my biggest fears, apart from dying and spiders, is that my children grow up fatherless. Having grown up without a father, I know the pain one feels, and I would hate my children to ever experience the same. My memories are blurred, for I was only a little girl aged maybe 4 or…

Living in a society of technology: why we’re so strict in our home

Let me start off by saying that I’m not against technology and neither is my husband. In fact, my husband is techno-crazy. He’s studying a Computing and IT degree and spends his free time fixing and/or using incredible technology. Also, without the use of Skype, my marriage would have hit rock bottom when we spent…

My kitchen essentials: a vegan on a budget

It’s been 3 months since I decided to go fully vegan. Not long, I guess, but I am absolutely loving everything about it. At first, I was worried that eating a plant-based diet would be costly and would involve too much work in the kitchen. Quite frankly, I don’t have much money and I don’t…

4 months of the new me

Oh my. Four months have passed already. Four long yet so short months – gone. Four months ago to the day we welcomed Tobias into our lives. He was born in the comfort of our own home at 7:48 on 8th May weighing a healthy 3.5kg. It was a marvellous day that marked the beginning…

Emotions taking over

Today, I feel sad. Sad is a short, simple word but it’s meaning is strong. It expresses emotions without the need for more detail. We all know what sad means, and that’s how I feel today. Some would argue that I don’t have a reason to be sad. I have a home, a loving family,…