Spirit lead me

I’m filled with so much emotion and in deep worship mode as I write this post. This song has been on my heart all morning and my whole being is bursting with tears as I soak myself deeply in the lyrics:

Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders

Let me walk upon the waters

Wherever You would call me

Take me deeper than my feet could ever wander

And my faith will be made stronger

In the presence of my saviour

I will walk upon Your name

Keep my eyes above the waves

My soul will rest in Your embrace

I am Yours and You are mine

“Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders” – how I understand this:

  • Strengthen my faith Lord
  • Lord hold my hands while I run this race
  • Yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death I will fear no evil
  • I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me
  • God is all-powerful – Omnipotent
  • God is everywhere – Omnipresence
  • God is all-knowing – Omniscient

 

Isaiah 40:28-31

Have you not known? Have you not heard?

The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth.

He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable.

He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength.

Even youths shall faint and be weary, young men shall fall exhausted; but they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.

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Banana Series

Eat me, use me and tell others about me….

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Over the years, I have found banana to be a household essential, not only because it is my number 1 five a day but also it comes in handy in my hair care regime. I use banana as a deep conditioner along with other ingredients such as olive oil, honey, egg and sometimes kale (leaves or powder). Prep time is usually less than 10 minutes and I normally condition my hair for an hour and then shampoo/ co wash after rinsing out the banana mixture from hair.

Ingredients:

  • 1 banana
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 egg yolk
  • a handful of kale leaves/ 1 tablespoon kale powder

Blend everything to a rich creamy consistency. Split hair into four parts and apply a generous amount of the mixture from roots to tips of hair. Cover hair with a shower cup (and perhaps put your feet up and enjoy a lovely cup of coffee/ tea within the 1 hour waiting time). Wash hair with water first and then shampoo/ co wash and condition as usual.

The result is amazing!

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xx

Toogb33 (bofrot) – Ghanaian Breakfast

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I haven’t made these bad boys to perfection yet, but this was the closest I got. Found the original recipe on Willie’s Kitchen’s Facebook page and I got the look I was after but the taste was a wee ‘yeasty‘ so might have to reduce the amount of yeast next time (originally 2 and 1/4 tsp). Also, I would suggest adding a tad bit of salt to taste. What I am going to do now is to tweak the recipe in this post. I hope you will find this recipe helpful.

 

 

Ingredients

3 cups flour

1 cup sugar

1 tsp yeast

1 cup milk

1 large egg

1/4 tsp salt

 

Method

  1. Put all dried ingredients (except yeast)  into mixing bowl and mix thoroughly
  2. In a separate cup/bowl warm milk and add yeast  and stir
  3. Add wet ingredients including egg to the dried ingredients and knead into soft dough
  4. Add a little bit of water if dough is too stiff.
  5. Cover dough with cling film and place in an oven tray filled with warm water and place into warm (should be off/ or previously heated) oven until dough rises.
  6. Heat oil in deep pot and then scoop mixture into generous sizes, gently dropping them into hot oil. Start with small medium scoops and adjust if necessary.
  7. Fry until golden brown on all sides turning them frequently

 

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Haussa Koko and Bofrot

Keeping focused

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What lies ahead…?

Almost at the end of my postgraduate studies and I find myself wondering about what the future holds. As layers of my future peel off each day, I feel as though my path is becoming clearer; whether knocking on the doors of employers or focusing on my finals, one thing I know is that: starting from somewhere, certainly, will lead to some place!

The build up of anxiety isn’t quite odd, just staying focused for now and hoping for the best.

Watch this space…

xx

New beginnings start on Clean slates

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what to write? what to write?

 

I have no clue as to what I will be blogging about the most, but my journey begins from here.

I love photography, the great outdoors, traveling, nature, working out, family, God, cooking, Baking cakes and making desserts. Surely, a lot of my future blogs will cover most of these topics, nonetheless, I have no intention to limit myself as I may develop some more interests (of course I will ;-D).

I have been married since January 2013, and I am a mom of one (A 2-year-old – dealing with terrible 2s isn’t a joke!) currently studying Legal Professional Course at the University of Law, Guildford, England (I find it quite daunting at times, if I am to be honest). I live in Aylesbury Buckinghamshire (it’s nice and quiet here, not a fan of the busy city life).

Welcome to my world! I do hope to make lots of fun memories on here xx

 

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