I have been gone for a long minute, I was adjusting to the blessings of motherhood to say the least but I am back, Yay! So summer is here and before I go back to work from my maternity leave, I did to go to the country side 2hrs away from Toronto, Lincoln to be exact. Its called Ball’s Falls Conservation Center.
My son loved it too as it was so peaceful, the center charged a cover fee which is 8 dollars and 6 dollars for students and seniors. The working trail is about 2.1km to the upper falls and 1km to the lower falls, I struggled a little carrying my baby while hiking because its not so stroller friendly going to the upper falls that is. The scenery is fantastic and a lot of pure fresh air as you make your way up, there is also an abandoned building on your way to the lower falls, beautiful for your Instagram feed or for a family photograph hanging on the wall , https://www.instagram.com/bunmiamara/ follow the link to see what I mean.
The drive was about 2 hours and we got there by around 9.50am, the fall is quite large and aside from the sites can be enjoyed for a picnic, family cricket game or baseball and a wedding ceremony as well in my opinion. Here is a link to the fall to find all the necessary information you need to know https://npca.ca/parks/balls-falls . In all we had a great experience after all the cold winter days been wrapped up in blanket and using a heater it was finally lovely yo soak in the sun and walk outdoors without a winter jacket or rain coat. If you ever around Ontario and need a quick detour I did advice you go to The Ball’s Fall.
It has been really an incredible year, I look back on my 20’s and I feel like i did OK, still pushing forward, loving myself more, growing into a better person everyday without boundaries and living a life i would one day look back on and smile…
What do you typical do on your birthday?? I prayed, reflected and thanked my self for been awesome. will be having lunch with a few of my besties at the cheese cake factory with my baby of course.
Since I’m home all winter taking care of my newborn and getting used to motherhood some of the pecks are having some downtime depending on how much your baby lets you have. I try to joggle between his short naps and take advantage of them to try out some yummy recipes.
In this case, I did some Meat pies and puff puff. These are Nigerian snack and are commonly found on the street before now I have never tried making puff puff but I had done meat pie in the recent past. Even though I am trying to lose the baby weight I prefer a homemade meal or in this case snack and since its winter here I don’t have the luxury of going out as much due to the cold so I tend to get creative in the kitchen.
Here is a picture of my puff puff-
The recipe to this yumminess are all over the internet and on Youtube but if you still want to know what I used and didn’t use in mine let me know so I can blog about it. What are some of your favorite snacks to munch on? Do let me know in the comments..
I remember going into 2018, I was at a friend’s house in Bogota Colombia, watching the New year’s countdown with my boyfriend and her husband. My vision board was packed with all I wanted to achieve since I was almost done with school not knowing I was gonna get pregnant in a few days and have my 1st baby in September 2018.
Moral of the story – I still don’t know, lol. All I can say is that trust God and your process. It will produce an incredible outcome even you wont be ready for. My son as opened so many doors in my life I cant even begin to imagine. I am indeed grateful to God for giving me my son.
2019 also as a vision board to appreciate all the little things most importantly.
I haven’t done a food photography blog or talked about food in a lonnnggg time but trust me since giving birth 7 plus weeks ago I had all types of cravings from Indian food chicken masala to Jerk chicken and Roti. One thing is consistent with my craving spicy food. Lol!
Aside from the spicy food, I craved a lot of desserts- it was a treat your self kinda reward for working all the long hours, for been a super strong momma for my unborn baby and just because I can eat anything I want while being pregnant- The Pecks!!
I would often go to McDonald’s to get an Oreo Mcflurry or go to Popeyes 🤪🤪🤪, those biscuits are everything but one time I want to Demetre’s on Dufferin road Toronto and got this – I don’t remember what it’s called but boy o boy it tastes Gooooodddd!!!! It was moist, not too sweet and the nuts gave it some crunch.
Also on my husband’s birthday we went back to Demetre’s and got the Island time, it is categorized as crepes and waffles and made of bananas, Belgian milk chocolate sauce and roasted almond slice with a huge scoop of coconut ice cream. See picture below
Now that I have been given the ok to begin working out by my midwives, I can’t indulge in this yumminess but it was fun while it lasted.
What do you crave from time to time? Let me know in the comments, please.
Having moved to Toronto Canada in January 2016 from Colombia where I was living in from March 2014. Basically I have been leaving a triple life at this point, it may sound fun or exciting but honestly, it can get exhausting half the time. Especially if you are blessed enough to have great memories in every country you lived in, my case is as such. Not only do I have great memories I have a new huge family in Colombia, as I met some incredible and warmest people ever over there, not to add that my boyfriend currently lives in Colombia.
While my Nigerian family hasn’t seen me in close to 4 years now, my heart is constantly with them especially my Mum. Sometimes I wish she were with me, conversations over the phone and on Whatsapp is not nearly enough. I just graduated from College (well the actual ceremony is in June) but I am done and I hope I can gather all my loved one around me rather than travelling up and down. It is definitely going to take a while but I am more than ready to put in that work, as Canada is my new home now.
Folks on my social media see me travelling and only look at the glamorous side and are quick to draw their conclusion but if only they knew-
The sleepless night, the loneliness, the frustration, the visa process, the overtime I put in to save for every trip, the tears………
A popular saying goes -you don’t know what you have until it’s gone. Fam, please cherish and live in the moment, don’t take it for granted!
I just got a notification from WordPress about reaching my 1st 200 likes.
Thank you for your support. I didn’t expect whatever I got on this platform, true story. I have always loved talking hence my growing career in media, I decided to try writing while I grow and get a bigger outreach.
Its been a year I started writing and with this boost from you the readers I will like to say THANK YOU and I will keep writing even on days I feel like I don’t have the strength or nothing at all to write about.
See you at my 1000 likes soon 😚
P.S- I am still indecisive on what to focus my blog on but I will figure this out as I grow.