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Wednesday, 31 December 2014

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!!!!




(The only pictures I took on my iPhone! The rest are on my Canon)

So here I am, writing my last post for 2014.

We pretty much did the same thing we did last year, as a family.

We went out for lunch to London Street Brasserie. The service was amazing, as usual. The food was brilliant, but child wise... I wouldn't recommend it. Just because it's such a small space. They literally DON'T let you come in if you've got a pushchair. I know, shocking. The same thing happened to us before, but each time, they always find us a good space. The only downside to this is... If you've got a 15 month old baby who wants to be free, and there's no high chair for him anywhere (as they don't actually have any) then, it sucks big time. I also made the biggest mistake today, by forgetting his pacifier at home. So you can only imagine how stressful this child of ours was. But we soon gave him some food and he wasn't that fussed about life anymore, thank God.

Anyway, I'm not going to bore you with what we did afterwards, so.... Happy New Year to anyone who's reading this. Enjoy your night and be safe.

See you in 2015! :)

Lots of love, hugs and kisses.

xxo

Monday, 29 December 2014

NEW YEAR NEW ME.



Photo cred: pinterest.com

Okay so here we go with all the 'NEW YEAR NEW ME' bullshit. I know some people can get a little sensitive when it comes to this, but I just want to say that I do support your goals, and your vision, but why wait until the new year? Why not start now? 

There's only 3 days left until January the 1st. If you want to make changes, and your WANT is big enough, start now.

If you want to give up fast food and start eating healthy, start now. 

If you want to get a new job, start searching and send out your cv's today. Not tomorrow. Not the day after tomorrow, but now.

If you want to start the gym, go ahead. Start now.

All these excuses you're making in your head as to why you can't start now is only holding you back even more. If you want anything in life bad enough, you'll make everything in your power to get it. Making excuses for yourself is not going to get you any results. Stop waiting for shit to happen, and make it happen. 
 
To be honest with you, I don't really believe in New Years resolution. I don't believe in waiting for a whole year to make changes in my life. Of course I did it when I was younger, but that's because I didn't know any better. Plus everyone else was doing it, duh. 

I love setting goals for myself and I need someone to hold me accountable when I'm not achieving them. Someone that cares. That doesn't mean I broadcast it to everyone, I only tell the mister what my goals are, and he holds me accountable. He's VERY good at that. Of course there's some days were I feel lazy, not motivated at all and in a 'can't be bothered' mood but at the end of the day, he cares about my goals just as much as I do. We all need a wake up call every now and then.

If you're gonna make changes in your life, practice what you preach. Don't broadcast it to the whole world because the truth is-- no one cares. People love to see you fail. 

Whatever your goals are, just remember that you're not going to get results straight away. So don't give up after a few days later! Especially on the days when you don't feel motivated, that's the day you need to get up and get motivated! 

Hope everyone has an amazing 2015 with lots of love and laughter.

Ps. It's really important that you remember 2014 in a positive light, despite of all the negatives that's happened in your life. I promise this post wasn't to offend anyone. That was not my intentions. This is just my opinion.

xx

Monday, 22 December 2014

NAMING YOUR BABY



I remember when I was pregnant, naming my son was thee most hardest thing ever. My family wanted a traditional name, but the Mister and I-- not so much. We wanted something different. Something unique that no one in our family had.

In my opinion, my family were pretty ignored when it came to naming my son because they were pressuring me to follow their ways. I tried explaining to them that both the mister and I are from different cultures. He is British, and I'm East African. Therefore, we wanted both of our cultures to come in our sons name.

The Mister and I had our own lists of names, and at that point, all we cared about was giving our son a GOOD name. That was just our choice. All the pressure I was getting and the situation that I was in, was absolutely horrible and I couldn't wait for it to be over. 

After our son was born, we found the perfect first and middle name for him. I only told a few people his real name and the rest his middle name because I didn't want any drama. 

My family didn't know my sons first name for a good 12 months. They used to call him by his middle name. I only told them my sons real name a little bit after his 1st birthday. I was expecting them to be shocked, but they knew deep down I wouldn't listen to them, LOL! 

What I've learned from that is, as much as I respect my parents, I had to do this a team. Just me and my mister. And so I've told them, don't worry. I've got this.

If you're going through a similar situation.. it's really important that you stand up for yourself and what you believe in. It's okay to say NO. It's okay to NOT follow their ways if you don't want to. This is your own family now. You and your partner make the choice together, without everyone trying to tell you what to do. It is your life, you're carrying that baby, and you'll be pushing that baby out. Yourself. With the support from your partner. So name he/she whatever you want to. Regardless of whether they'll like it or not. 

xxo

Monday, 15 December 2014

20 FACTS ABOUT ME



I know I haven't been bloggin' much, but I'm still here you guys. I thought I'd share 20 facts about myself (besides the obvious) since I literally cannot sleep. 

winter is my favorite season. // I am very indecisive. // I love falling asleep to the sound of rain. // I'm a hopeless romantic. // I hate seeing kids with crusty/ snotty nose. Seriously, like how hard is it to clean your child's face? I'm constantly cleaning my babes.. // Call me crazy but....If I could go back and give birth all over again-- I would. // ^^ It's the best thing I've ever done // I could watch the notebook and ps. i love you over and over again and not get bored. // I am PETRIFIED of creepy crawlers. Just thinking about it, is making my skin crawl. //  Pizza is the way to my heart//  my middle name is my dad's first name. // I love tea. // I have what you call a high metabolism, so putting weight on is nearly impossible even though I can eat like a horse. // I take way too many pictures of everything. // I'm 5'3 // Thursday is my favourite day of the week // I love napping. I don't get the chance to nap anymore though. // I love travelling and exploring new places. // whenever I order dominos or any takeaway for that matter-- I always order the same thing. // after i do the dishes or every time i wash my hands-- i have to quickly moisturise them straight away otherwise the feeling of dry hands really makes me cringe.