Tag - highlights

1
August in review: I can’t keep calm
2
July in review: 25 years later
3
December in review: Year’s end
4
April in review
5
February in review
6
January in review

July in review: 25 years later

  Quite a lot happened this month: My new series – Adventures in school run- took off to hilarious and relatable feedback. I’m definitely on the right track. The children began their long holidays and jarred my schedule just ever so slightly. The weather alternated between good, windy, wet, cold, annoying… And I read three books – The Bourne Initiative, On Writing and We’re Going to Need More Wine. I’m still leading through Ghana Must Go (It’s taking it’s time to completely grab my attention). My 9a.m. – 5p.m. picked up the pace considerably, surprisingly. The four-times-a-week torture lasing 25 minutes paid off, seven weeks after and just one week before my secondary school reunion. Was I pleased! Will keep at it until I replace my workout routine with new DVDs. By far the highlight of this month was attending the SMAGOGA Annual General Convention. It was a reunion on several levels – with the house, with old school friends and classmates and with the town which holds treasured memories for me. It  was a whirlwind of activities that weekend but I packed in as much as the 24hour period could contain, and every moment was worth the smile, the lack of sleep, the trip down memory lane , etc it costs. Thank you, July; you were sweet, full of spice and everything nice.

Read More

December in review: Year’s end

Perhaps December would have turned out great if one unexpected inconvenience hadn’t marred the celebratory mood it heralds – the fuel scarcity menace. Everything hinged on the availability of this dark, flowing liquid. It was priority, and practically took over our lives and the impending Yuletide.  Nevertheless, four books passed beneath my voracious gaze – Persuasion, How to spell Naija in a 100 short stories Vol. 2, Excuse me ! & Born a crime.  My 9- 5 job hummed along  uninspiringly. Not that I expected anything less; the signs have been there for quite a while. I even wrote and sent off the monthly report earlier than usual as requested by the boss. My exercise routine included three days of bicycle – riding once we went off for the holidays, and hurray I had material more than enough to post beyond the required monthly target of my blog. Goodbye 2017;I sure won’t miss you much.

Read More

April in review

The top highlight of this month should be the Easter celebrations, right? It kinda of was. For some of us – the children, my mum and I – it was spending it in a new city. So, while the Easter holidays were definitely something to write and talk about, it was more of where we celebrated it that made all the difference – more exciting and interessant. Besides T celebrating double digits’ achievement in the first week of April (her birthdate fell during exams), the rest of April’s activities were taken over by our Kigali trip. And what a trip we had! Refer to all the posts prefixed with Knowing Kigali to read about our high – altitude spell in Rwanda.

Read More

February in review

Two months into the year and it’s brimming with activity; a lot has happened already. Buhari is still in London on an extended vacation. Is he alive? Is he dead? Will he return to Nigeria? When? The rumours are as rife as they are varied. While his vice, who seems to be working in the right direction is being compared to his go – slow principal. There was that protest Innocent Idibia (2Baba) instigated and pulled out of barely 48 hours before the scheduled date left a sour taste in some peoples’ palate. The protest went ahead to be staged all right (after all, it wasn’t about him but about the decline of the economy) but some believed it would have been bigger and more effective if he had followed it through. Boko Haram is still making its mark and causing chaos, anarchy, doom and now famine in Northern Nigeria, despite the army’s progress in curtailing their destructive tending. Corruption is still large – scale and in several helpings as more funds (in local and foreign currencies) are still being discovered in unusual hideaways – septic tanks, gutters of politicians’ houses. Let’s not forget the properties too – exotic cars, wristwatches, etc. And internationally, the Russia communication issue with the presidency’s people during the campaign; the subsequent resignation of a top government official; and the travel ban that caused not only an uproar online but physical protests around the world. Some of the countries affected retaliated, and it was award season in Hollywood. This upset attendance to the ceremonies, and presenters and winners alike made their stand known quite vocally. I can’t complete this without mentioning the major gaffe that occurred during the Oscars ceremony. La La Land instead of Moonlighting? Like Jimmy Kimmel said :”Personally, I blame Steve Harvey.” I couldn’t agree more. A black man did it first some years back; it was the turn of the whites this year. For me, February was short. Then I realized it was all of 28 days that ended on Shrove Tuesday (more about that in a subsequent post). I began”more

Read More

January in review

At the end of each week, the Sky News Network airs a segment in their news broadcast titled Week in Review. An anchor (Jayne Secker/Anna Jones/Gillian Joseph) with two guests (the ever entertaining and engaging, Kevin Maguire and Andrew Pierce) dissect the biggest stories of the current week, highlighting their personal best and worst pieces of news. Borrowing a leaf from them, here is my month of January in review. Since it’s just me, please don’t expect much of a debate on the issues to be mentioned hereafter. These are just highlights and the pilot of this monthly update. There will be eleven others to sink my teeth into and give an in depth personal, technical or social analysis on. 2017 This month brought in the new year. Yay! I’m thrilled to see it. Epic gratitude.Thank you, Lord! Lax in writing, reading I’m hoping this would be the first and last time I lament about the above sub – topic. After completing Robert Greene’s Mastery earlier in the month, I”m yet to pick up another book. Or rather, start off 2017’s reading. Perhaps it would be wise to mention here that the delay is due to my reading list going through a major overhaul; this breath of fresh air is long overdue. In the meantime, loads of random articles are filling up the intellectual gap created. But truth be told, there’s nothing like a good book to take you places (especially unfamiliar, exotic locations). Related to this is my scribbling skills. No meaningful writing takes place if no meaningful reading has been indulged in. They both feed off each other. So my prompts have suffered a major setback as well as this blog’s entries. Sometimes though, I try to write past the block of blank in my mind by penning too many things at the same time but I almost always come up short, unsatisfied. Consulting jobs A week into the new year saw three jobs come my way on a lazy, blazing Sunday afternoon. And I asked God for just one! How disarming can His answer be?! Only two”more

Read More

Copyright © 2013. Idolors domain