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:
Relationships are not easy. Conflicts are a side effect of all relationships and sometimes it’s all about the perspective we select.
Blessed Weekend and Enjoy!
It is currently 17 degrees in Cape Town, with 100 percent chance of showers from now until the wee hours of tomorrow morning. So the weather is a bit dreary but, I have been listening to some lovely tunes this morning.
Enjoy and thank me later!!
It’s a really tough call for me because I totally love Mary J Blige but I also love the second version!!
At my first job, we had a dedicated “DJ” that would send us Friday Tunes to
stop us hanging ourselves get us all into the weekend always with the title “Friday Tunes” and this post is definitely meant to be a shout-out to those good old days.
Enjoy and have a super duper weekend!
To all the women out there. Collectively, we are all SHE.
Laura Mvula is another new discovery and I am delighting in all her stuff.
A friend recommended NPR’s Tiny Desk and this week I gave it a go and discovered the most delightful band, The Suffers. I love the soulfulness of the lead singers voice, their lyrics are so dreamy and I just know that the lead singer and I would get on famously.
Below are some videos that have been entertaining me.
I have enjoyed posting so much this year and pushing myself to write more, write in different formats or on different topics than the typical ones I would. Thanks for the reads, sharing and comments!
Enjoy and looking forward to 2016!!
A close friend of mine and I often talk about how women always put others first in their lives and they then become a last priority. Also, how women’s self identity often lies with others: I am a mother, a wife, a daughter and never a broader sense of what they really are like. This was made only too real for me in recent weeks when a friend of mine was rushed to hospital seemingly suffering from stress-related issues that then became physical. This scared me and drove home the idea of self-love.
I will start by being honest to say that I don’t always put myself and that when I don’t it does make me feel not so great. This is what I rather try and do instead:
A couple of other interesting readings with a more conclusive list of things to start doing today to do better for yourself:
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade. This inheritance is kept in heaven for you, who through faith are shielded by God’s power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time. (1 Peter 1: 3- 5)
I love this verse because it helps me to contextualise the present and remember that it is only temporal and that the imperishable is where we need to focus our energy and efforts. This body is fading away and this body will perish but our glorious riches have been purchased by the Blood of Christ and we can be sure that it will neither fade nor spoil.
I also LOVE THIRD DAY and it has been satisfying to hear this song and realise that it was drawn heavily from the Scriptures.
… from the Motherland, no less
As a follow up to this interview with my 9-year old nephew, enjoy!
What’s the best thing about your life right now?
Having family because what would you do without family? (totally unprompted; also he now has two direct cousins – my sister has a nephew and a niece)
What don’t you like about your life right now?
Getting too many responsibilities
What are you most looking forward to learning in the upcoming year?
How to be an awesome soccer player (He is currently the captain of the B-Soccer team)
Describe yourself in three words
Kind, loving, naughty, funny, short-tempered
In ten years I will be …
21 years old. At University, studying to be a pilot, doing FUN stuff
Most important friendship trait? They must be awesome and loyal.
Swimming, Soccer, playing PSP, Amazing race, Ice cream, Reading (but not his favourite)
Favourite Food Spaghetti and meat balls/ mince meat
Favourite Colour Green, Blue
Favourite Book Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Favourite PSP Game Naruto Ultimate Ninjas and Heroes II: The Phantom Fortress
Favourite Movie Star Wars I
Favourite Artist Chris Brown
Favourite Footballer Pique– Barcelona
Why is the sky blue?
It is a reflection of the sea (apparently this question gauges maturity)
What do you know how to do that you can teach to others?
Being a good centre defender and how to kick the ball far.
If you could be a sound, what would it be?
Music – rap.
What is the funniest thing that has happened to you in the past week.
Walking by the pool with my eyes closed and falling into the pool with a shirt and my swimming trunks. (Horrified mother walked past and warned him against this behaviour)
If you could choose a new name for yourself, what would it be, and why?
Max. It sounds cool.
How would you change the world if you could?
Every child would be born with a Play Station
What a week to be a Black woman!!
I wanna be at this jam. I separately love each of these women then together and to imagine that Ava (only one name required) directed this clip for Apple Music!! I wanna be at this jam so bad!
Edited to add: Better video here
Not sure of the lyrics but its quite catchy