I did a lot of baking and frying during the Easter holiday. I made meat pies, doughnuts, puff-puff and so on. I just decided to get in touch with my snack and pastry making side. 😁 While mixing, kneading and cutting the dough, my daughter asked "Mummy, what are you doing? I thought you wanted … Continue reading A beautiful mess.
I'm part of the Lean In circle in Zimbabwe and the women have been very supportive. Lean In circles were inspired by the chief operating officer of Facebook, Sheryl Sandberg. Her book Lean In and the Lean In Foundation have played a huge part in making Lean In circles function effectively. Lean In circles are … Continue reading Lean In Circles.
On the 10th of March, we woke up to a very heart-wrenching news. Boeing 737 MAX 8, Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 enroute Jomo Kenyatta International Airport Nairobi, Kenya from Addis Ababa Bole International Airport, Ethiopia crashed six minutes after takeoff, killing all 157 people on board. Form the hawker on the street to the chairman … Continue reading Risk it!
Last term, my six-year-old was involved in a lot of activities at school. One of them involved seed planting. They were placed in groups, asked to plant bean seeds, and watch them germinate. The next day after planting her seed with her teammate, she came home saying "Mummy, the seeds XYZ and I planted did … Continue reading Give it time!
This picture reminds me of something that happened some years back... Some Inspectors from the State Primary Education Board - a woman and two men - visited the nursery and primary school where I was teaching, and also doubling as the assistant head teacher. At the time, the head teacher was ill, so he took … Continue reading A little bit about me.. 😁
Happy New Month! I hear someone ask "what is 'happy' about the new month." 🙄 Everybody seems to be echoing the same ol' phrase in your ears: "The first quarter of 2019 is already over." Of course, you're not dumb! It's not like you're unaware that the first day of the month of April signals … Continue reading It’s April! 🙂😐🙁
I spent most part of my morning with the delectable Pearl Mbazima. The first thing she said to me was "Ezinne, I love the way you write. I feel that I can write, but I was going through the articles on your blog and I was like: Wow! This is what I want!" I smiled. … Continue reading About Today…
When life deals us a big blow, our first port of call is to recoil into our shells, wishing we could re-live the moment in order to set things straight. We naturally begin to think: “Why didn't I say this and that differently?” “Why didn't I go here, instead of there?” “Why did I do … Continue reading Every day is a second chance.
Maryam sighed as she stepped off the prayer mat. Pulling the hijab off her head, she looked at the clock. “I’ve warned Aisha to stop staying out so late. That girl never listens. She likes to have her way. But I will teach her a lesson she will never forget today.” Maryam stomped into the … Continue reading Cold Comfort (a short story)
Homework time is SERIOUS business in my home. That's the way my daddy raised us. Up until today, my dad doesn't joke with homework time. It is the time you either earn his favour or his koboko. 😂😂 Nevertheless, in my home, I try as much as possible to make homework time educating, entertaining and … Continue reading Homework Time.