General, Inspiration, Lifestyle

Give me a thread

Say something

Getting stuck in writing amid rigorous job routines and family time.

Can someone give us ,encountering such strains, a fascinating thread to write on?

..just to kickstart our writing mojo!

Yours truly,

Writer

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Inspiration

Grateful

This post is in response to Discover-prompts-day-30-List by Ben Huberman.

I wanna be grateful to God first for allowing me to be alive at such a time when many people are sick and dying. I also thank him because he has helped me to connect with amazing  people via my blog while I was in complete isolation. It has really been uplifting.b189b34496597ca3b2c2b9c9b437bb22

I have learnt so much since I rekindled my writing spark just after the pandemic started.  Then came follower after follower, allowing me to interact with amazing works from people of all walks of life.2ac4a551a1819e72abaee1908e7c27d0

I do not plan to end my newly found elixir after the  Discover Prompts  thirty day challenge but my writing discipline will miss them. They have helped me to  keep up with the powers within by giving me something to ponder upon on a daily. Shout out to all my followers who have encouraged, critiqued and  or prayed for me behind the scenes. You are such a wonderful family.a050bae805ccc5a11885f13690dfafb9

Lastly, I hope that one day am going to get a recognition award for  my blog .I hope my writing will not only bring joy to others but also healing. I therefore look forward to steady growth as time wears on. May God bless you and keep you. What are you grateful for?

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Travels

List: Africa’s Best Kept Secrets!

This post is in response to Discover-prompts-day-29-List by Ben Huberman.

Kenya has a rich diversity of climate, natural resources, wildlife and habitats of it’s people with their rich cultures. It’s not possible to see and appreciate Kenya in a hurry, and therefore one needs to decide on one attraction at a time.

Nairobi_the Capital City of Kenya.

1. MARA SERENA SAFARI LODGE Located at the very centre of the famous ‘Mara Triangle’ of the world-renowned Masai Mara National Reserve, the Mara Serena Safari Lodge is the ultimate safari destination. Set high on a bush-cloaked hill with long views over the savannah and down to the winding coils of the hippo-filled Mara River, it stands centre-stage to one of Africa’s most dramatic wildlife arenas, with a ringside seat for the ‘greatest wildlife show on earth’, the legendary migration of the wildebeest.

Mara Serena Safari Lodge at Maasai Mara Game park.
Wildebeest crossing the Mara river

2. Windsor Golf Hotel & Country Club

The Windsor Golf Hotel & Country Club  is an impressive Victorian style hotel overlooking a spectacular 18-hole championship golf course with tastefully decorated rooms.

Aerial view of The Windosr Golf Hotel & Country Club just a few kilometres from Nairobi CBD.

Whether in Nairobi for business, pleasure or both, Windsor offers a breathtakingly beautiful oasis of comfort and tranquility. An ideal venue for conferences, business & leisure travellers.

With the rising sun, golf the day away with Kenyans & tourists alike.
Come peep at the nesting and feeding juveniles of the sacred Ibis.

3. Diamonds Dream of Africa Welcome to Diamonds Dream of Africa, where the enchanting force of nature melds with the exotic Indo-Arabic architecture to create a hypnotic charm, which, in Swahili, is known as bembeleza. 

Diamonds Dream of Africa at the Coast Province in kenya.

4. Lake Nakuru

Lake Nakuru National Park is home to the famous pink flamingoes. It also offers viewing of various other species of animals and birds.

The white Rhino-foreground & the famous Lake Nakuru’s pink flamingos.

5. Mount Kenya

Mt Kenya is Africa’s second-highest peak but it stands in no mountain’s shadow when it comes to trekking. Its many peaks offer some of the best snow-capped ascents in the world’s wildest continent.While hiking in Africa does come with a cost, climbing Mount Kenya is a great alternative to Kilimanjaro for those on a shoestring budget.

I hope ya’ll love Kenya now, the narrow list notwithstanding.

Poem

My Elixir

She saw me weeping 

through the shelves,
of myself 

the wealth of my story,
suppressed between

antique texts
& the wide array of words.
I didn’t have the courage 

to extract,
she pulled me in 

with her poetry,
across aisles & miles 

lovingly,
caught my fears & held 

me fiercely,
until I found my bravery

in my newly found elixir.

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Lifestyle

Scent

Scent is a personal thing, with the power to change your mood, take you back in time or remind you of a special person.Some perfumes and fragrances act as aphrodisiacs and have a hypnotising effect on the opposite sex. Below, I list six different scents that have powerful effects on the body and mind.

  1. Vanilla
  2. Citrus/lemon
  3. Jasmine
  4. Woodsy; pine/oak.
  5. Rosemary/Persley
  6. Peppermint
  7. Nectar/honey
  8. Apple
  9. Patchouli
  10. Oceanic
  • Vanilla Yoghurt

Men and women have long searched for the fountain of youth, the meaning of life, and the secret of happiness. Well, youth still passes, life still puzzles but the secret of happiness has, it seems, at last been found. It is vanilla yoghurt.Breakfast can’t be so fresh without a canful of thick vanilla yoghurt. Care for a gentle world of indulgence with vanilla yoghurt? I thought so too. The scent makes me famished everytime I open the lid in the morning.

  • Can you smell the sweet smokey aroma?

This grilled goat meat was too tantalising of a scent that I even took a picture before devouring it. You feel me?

Who doesn’t like barbecue🤷‍♂️

  • The Story of my Life

The scent that brings about a dejavu everytime I smell it is honey. A few years back I was as unruly as any other teen could be and the next few lines will amaze if not perplex you.One hot afternoon during the post high school days we assembled at Brian’s to play Pes/Fifa in order to kill time before we got a chance to join prominent colleges and or universities. Time was as availably cheap as it is now. So what did we do with it?It happened that Chris and co could not be quenched by the thrilling experience elicited from gaming and loud music. We were 7; 5 boys/men and 2 ladies. The ladies were into weed, making the rest of the crew to agree with their idea.After a long network of seeking out the elusive weed peddlers, the yearned popular drug made it’s way into the room with everyone smoking out the deadly poison into their lungs oblivious of the danger that lay beneath all that stimulating smoke!Moments later, we all started hallucinating and all. As smoke rented the air, we heard hooting from the gate and that’s when it dawned on us that Brian’s folks had arrived from work. Knowing that they worked with the police force only made matters worse.”How on earth could they be so early today,” I tried to gather. The time by my wristwatch was 3 o’clock. We all panicked as the hooting became prominent with each succession. The whole room was stinking with marijuana! Was jail calling for us?We frantically reached for the door to try and run but their presence freezed out every bravado left in our sedated veins. It was when Annie, the housemaid appeared out from her room smelling like a million bucks! She folded from the pungent smell of weed and immediately ran for her honey smelling perfume.Like a predator eyeing for its prey, she squeezed the antidote, instantly drowning the smokey scent. Normalcy was restored making everyone beg for the perfume to completely extinguish the smoke from their clothes.The scent was so warm and sweet that we almost sprayed our foul-smelling mouths. “Oh! The gate. Quick.” Annie ordered. We all ran to open with the sweet honey scent wafting in the air. Albeit Brian’s parents being mad at our delay, they appreciated the ‘good grooming’.As they made their way inside,we let out a sigh of relief having learnt that peppermint can be life savers too in such situations. From that day I owned the Forbidden Games by Killian perfume. However, due to its exorbitant price tag I resulted to cheaper alternatives_you get the point. Phew!

  • Sense of smell over every other sense

Since we can’t decode the enormous varieties of scents, this makes the sense of smell inferior to the other senses. Particularly much of our smelling happens under the radar of our consciousness.When it comes to smells, people can be influenced and not realize it.

Travels

Street Life in Kenya Now!

#street #curfew #COVID19KE

The spread of COVID-19 has changed how cities the world over operate, but Kenya’s cities are perhaps unique in the fact that police brutality has led to more deaths than the pandemic itself. Below is a clip on how pressing the matter is in the streets of Nairobi after the government introduced a dusk-to-dawn curfew.

How is street life in your country now? Let’s connect.

Lifestyle

Sweetest Song🎶

#Music #Song #God

I’ve heard them sing “He Paid The Price”
And “Jesus Bore It All”
I’ve heard them sing “I’m Coming Home”
And “Hear The Master’s Call”
I’ve heard them sing the modern songs
And songs of long ago
But “Amazing Grace, How Sweet The Sound”
Is the sweetest song I know

Like music from the world above,
It made my soul rejoice
Its soothing words and melody
Like rippling waters flow
Oh, “Amazing Grace, How Sweet The Sound”
Is the sweetest song I know

What’s your sweetest song that could ever be found? #sweetest song# DiscoverPrompts

Have a listen and gimme your thoughts. https://youtu.be/4VlhPd9OiIQ