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Over the holiday I got a bit tired of listening to the same subscribed podcast content so I challenged myself to listen to shows I wouldn’t normally do or I had heard but did not want to commit to full subscription just yet. So here are some of those fantastic episodes.
- Young Love – Where should we begin by Esther Perel.
- I felt my back stand up when I first listened to her views on infidelity so I wasn’t open at all but I liked it so much I listened to this other episode on sexlessness.
- Radio Diaries’ Teenage Diariesrevisited. I love that kind of radio soooo much. I was hanging on the edge of my seat listening. Definitely subscribing. As a teen I would have loved to participate in such an activity, to be honest, even now I would.
- Other episode I loved was Thembi’s Diary.
- BBC Woman’s Hour had a phone-in on Monday on #Megxit. Hot mess.
- I love that Motherhood Sessions is back but jeez that first episode? Messy.
- Borders Between Us by The Nod stressed to me how as parents we do the best for our kids and hope.
- I have been listening to this podcast following three pregnant teens (ethics and judgment suspended) and in this episode we meet four generations of teen moms in one family. Give it a listen, it’s nothing like what you expect.
- Still Processingdiscussed Michelle Obama’s book Becoming. JUST GO AND LISTEN. IT’S GOOD.
I know it’s a lot but do yourself a favour and just listen.
I recently pinned this picture below:
- I love the fact that the work area is set up against the window, I love to work facing windows so if my mind wanders I can look at something pretty or unexpected.
- I love the storage on the left and on the top.
- It doesn’t hurt that the Mr and I could work side-by-side.
Enthusiastic recommendations for reads that will provide you with abundant reasons to rejoice, reflect or recharge, as suggested by TED speakers and TED-Ed educators. If you’re searching for some calm The Peace of Wild Things: And Other Poems by Wendell Berry This little book of poetry is my current morning dose of calm, and I use…
In case you are looking for some great reading recommendations and some great TED talks to listen to.
Fill your life with women that empower you, that help you believe in your magic and aid them to believe in their own exceptional power and their incredible magic too. Women that believe in each other can survive anything. Women who believe in each other create armies that will win kingdoms and wars. Nikita Gill
- Is the choice to just lean out or in?
- The world of women at work is still so complicated.
- So before you quit that job …
- Take an inventory of your soft skills.
- Because white women have to be innocent.
- Racial harmony in the Church
- I recently read Beneath the Lions Gaze and loved it but it made me think of Ethiopia’s history and how they got to where they currently are as a nation.
- This post beautifully characterised a difficult individual (Grace Mugabe).
- Beautiful book covers.
- I love the idea of the Not Yorker.
- But you gotta love Nigeria(ns)
- Kids do know an awful lot, no?
- I collect receipts like all the time.
- … as do our grandparents.
- Uber’s performance on the African continent.
- Nairobi at dusk.
- Tiny hacks that elevate your room just so.
- Great book recommendations available here, here and here.
- ” … Yet there is no word for “single mothers” in Dari and Pashto, the languages spoken in Afghanistan. “Single moms are described only by the status of their husbands … so they’re either widowed or divorced. But their motherhood is not recognized.”
- Some of us recognise this kind of man.
- What a timely reminder that often our ministry will be unrecognised.
- Toast for dinner is always welcome.
- Brown notebook and a pen
- Black kindle / novel
- Contacts lenses
- Lip something or other
- A pair of sunglasses
- Ear phones and obviously phone
- Pink Wallet
- White power bank
- Spectacles Case
- Green scarf
So, what’s in your handbag????
I love to cook, however,I find that there are certain things that I just never cook or make from scratch. Or if I do, then I just never stray past the initial recipe.
So what are some things that I would love to cook that I don’t currently?
- Roast a whole chicken.
- Make eggs Benedict including the sauce – I can poach an egg but a hollandaise and any other sauce? Nah. So this would be a cool start.
- Diversify the types of salad dressing I currently make for salads like this
- Oxtail stew.
- Make home made pasta and then cook it.
Are there things in the kitchen that you often shy away from attempting?
- Yeah, I’d watch this show.
- Yaaaasssss!!! for Serena Williams.
- The danger of importing an idea without considering how it would apply to a local context. Here and Here.
- “Traveling through the neighborhoods of Cape Town is like peeling back the layers of an onion.”
- Racial underpinnings in conservation in Kenya.
- I enjoyed this piece on textural discrimination among black (hair) naturals.
- Race/ Diversity and the Church.
- Sometimes we limit God in our small thinking of Him and our calling.
- Petinah Gappah writes very well.
- Follow Jonathan Ball Publishers this month and get a free book in their give away.
- 5 Things to do when you have 10 minutes. Love this!!
- What a practical and wonderful gift to share with your parents.
- An example of a great teacher.
- Finally bit the bullet and got a pressure cooker.
- Practising a plant based diet this month (Aside: It is fine but I miss ice cream and yoghurt).
- Yummy noodle sweet potato pasta.
- Herbed zucchini wraps.
- More on cooking with zucchini.
- I love this one-sheet chicken recipe.
- Some sweets to make in advance.
- 10 cake recipes for tea time.
- Non-dairy ice cream.
Delicious quinoa recipe, yum!!
- The terrible plight of women MPs in Kenya during the campaign period.
- .. and my earlier post on this situation here.
- Interested in the decolonisation of education taking place at the African Leadership University in Mauritius? Please also look at the comments, very insightful.
- Africa cannot continue to globalise like this.
- Great investigative work on this piece relating how refugees have become a commodity in and of themselves.
- Loved this article about divorce statistics in Kenya.
- So Nigeria has 371 tribes? Wowza
- Second book in my to-read list on contemporary Uganda and what it means to b e Ugandan. The first is the memoir Flame and Song.
- Matrescence: The process of becoming a mother.
- Photos are worth a thousand words. More photography.
- Guys, our childhood songs HAD a problem. Stay Woke!
- I have been struggling with negative thoughts recently.
- Some relationship advice for you. And you.
- Oh being asked this question in the fast few months after being married. EEEK!!
- YES to the mental load that women work with. If anyone asked me for marital advice: I would say ask him, make him a real partner even with the housework.
- Orange peel tea sangria.
- Thai tea ice cream.
- Cooking with chicken breasts.
- More grilled chicken recipes.
I discovered Lauren Daigle this week and she has quickly become a firm favourite. I am amazed at how she sounds like Adele but different. Here are some favourites to enjoy:
Possibly in a bid to cheer myself up after the last post, I found the following images of black women and it made me insanely happy so enjoy!!
Black is beautiful
Black is strong
Black is me and I love it!!
This beautiful bedroom. I pinned it because I love the seat at the foot of the bed and the simple lines and colours.
This young girls locs
I love the openness of this bathroom. Definitely appropriate for a master bedroom
This clever use of space.
Anything pretty caught your eye recently?
I went by this past weekend and it was truly the best use of my time. I enjoyed it and would happily recommend it to anyone. Below, some of the bits that best stood out for me.
- If you are not a Longreads fan already, here is a list of their best articles of 2016.
- I am all about female friendships and stuff. I also love the authors idea of an article’s club.
- My friends and I have these kinds of conversations all the time. Why can’t I ever record them???
- Things people say after a miscarriage.
- Black Power!
- Kindness is the glue that holds couples together.
- What to choose when considering a Bible Study to join. We all need tips on how to improve our prayer life. Yep. At least me!!
- I guess con artistes are always looking to make a quick one so academia is also fair game.
- Short-run solutions to youth unemployment in South Africa. Can young offenders reform successfully?
- I love the aesthetics of this home!! This housing option seems quaint, but not for me.
- Helping kids to make New Year resolutions. Some help for adults too. More help from podcasts.
- Cool places to chill in Johannesburg. And in Uganda.
- On identity and what makes us, us.
- I watched the movie Birth of a Nation and liked it.
- Recipes: Cooking with soy sauce. Fragrant Chickpea Basmati Rice with Fresh Coriander.
- Being professional means working with whatever tools you have access to.
- Working out as a believer.
- Our response to a couple that only wants one kid!
- Advice to young jobseekers on how to present your CV.
- The church in Ethiopia.
- 13 Rules for female friendship.
- Bullet journals seem so FUN.
- Travelling while Muslim.
- The cost of being a woman and doing fieldwork