• Books

    16 Thoughts Whilst Reading A Princess in Theory

    I wanted to write more about the books I’ve been reading aside from just writing an indepth book review. I’ve done them in the past, but I don’t think I’m very good at them – I just say I like it or I don’t. I’m a simpleton 😂 I’m always very vocal when I’m reading a book or watching a TV show (except when I’m in public and I have difficulty restraining myself because I just want to shout), so I decided to compile a list of thoughts I had whilst reading this book. Gotta put those thoughts somewhere! Somebody tweeted about A Princess in Theory by Alyssa Cole and after reading…

  • Lifestyle

    My Self-care Rituals

    Self-care is truly the most important thing that you could do for yourself. Aside from treating your body like a temple by feeding it healthy foods and drinking plenty of water, it is also important to take care of yourself mentally. I’m guilty of not doing much self-care in the past but I have recently picked up a few rituals for myself and thought I’d share it with you guys. Sunday is usually the day I take a few hours to myself to ~realign my chakras~. JK, I sound like such an asshole. 😆 Face Mask My cousin recently visited over the Christmas/New Year period and brought with her a shit…

  • North America,  Travel

    A Familiar City Called New York

    Storytime: Against my better judgement I got into an Uber with a crazy lady. I’ll explain – Mutay and I had just braved a 12hr+ coach journey from Toronto to New York and I wasn’t really feeling to search for the subway to trek all the way to Brooklyn. So, I ordered an Uber. The Uber came pretty quick – he parked, came to help us load our suitcases in the trunk and at this point, I could see he was talking, but I thought he was on the phone or something. Lo and behold when we open the car door, who is sitting there? The previous passenger he had picked…

  • Life

    2018 Goals

    My last post of 2017 mainly focused on what had happened in the year and ended with a couple of questions about what I’ll be doing in terms of self-improvement/self-love/self-care. I really enjoyed answering those questions and it felt good to write everything down. I feel like with writing those answers and publishing them on my blog for everyone to see, I must now be held accountable.  This post will focus on my actual goals for 2018. I FaceTimed my cousin last night, and she really inspired me with her own goals for the year. She said that she feels like this year is going to be her year and…

  • Life,  Life Lately

    Life Lately 3

    I didn’t have any preplanned posts lined up, but as I’ve made the effort to post every Sunday since the beginning of this year I felt it necessary to blog today! Here’s a rundown of everything that has happened so far, this year: January I took my mother for afternoon tea at the British Museum. Thanks to a Groupon voucher, we had a wonderful time and the deal even included Prosecco. My mother doesn’t really drink so I got to have hers as well, ha. I finally took the plunge and started to promote my blog posts on Instagram. I know some have been doing this for ages, so this is obviously…

  • Lifestyle

    Overcoming Fears

    As a writer the one thing that I am most afraid of is plagiarism. Not that I will actively seek to do so, because that is totally wrong, but that I will unknowingly plagiarise someone’s work because it’s influenced me in such a way. In saying that, the amount of works out there that are similar is astonishing. Where is the line drawn, though? For example, I read a book called Feed by M. T. Anderson. Feed is set in a world where about 73% of Americans are directly connected to a huge computer network via a device implanted in their brain called a ‘feed’. The feed allows them access…

  • Books,  In The Spotlight

    In The Spotlight: John Darryl Winston

    It has taken me slightly longer than usual to put this post up, as I have been extremely busy (dealing with rubbish companies and work related stuff), but here is my review of John Darryl Winston’s ‘IA: Initiate‘. I approached John on Twitter back in July when I read the synopsis for his book ‘IA: Initiate‘. It immediately had me hooked and with a male black protagonist, it was definitely different to previous books I had read in the supernatural/thriller genre. IA: Initiate is a supernatural thriller set in the mean streets of America. A seemingly random act of gang violence sends “Naz” Andersen on a quest to find answers surrounding…