Happy Holidays🎅💃

From me to you and yours, merry Christmas and happy new years. I hope we all can take time out to reflect on what a wonderful year it’s been regardless of the setbacks and uncertainty we faced.

I am looking forward to the blessings 2019 will bring to me and my loved ones. Have a lovely holiday.

Xoxo…

Bunmi

Cravings

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.

Yummy

 

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

His expression is everything between, Lol

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.

Xoxo……

Having a Double Life

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!

 

Drop an encouraging line please,

My first 200 likes

Hi readers and writers,

I just got a notification from WordPress about reaching my 1st 200 likes.

Hello Darlings💃🏽💃🏽💃🏽

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.

Hello December!!

 

Here in Toronto, the leafs has fallen completely from the trees ; a sign that winter is on it way but i love the picture above it was taken in October.  It represents to me evolution of seasons and time. January 2017 i remember it like it was 2mins ago, i had all this big dreams  and plans but God put me in the place and said patience and resilience.  i LEGIT FEEL I COULD WRITE A BOOK OFF WHAT I WENT THROUGH this year alone.

As we get into tis season let us remember to reflect and be thankful …. Love unconditionally.

Have a lovely December!

 

 

With LOVE,

BunmiAmara

Soundcloud Podcast Series

Hi Family,

It been a minute………….. i am so sorry. i missed you guys so much and i hope you did miss me too?

I have been taking in what life has been throwing my way- Literally this year is one that i thought would never happen to me. I did almost everything by the books but still fell on the unlucky side but that aside i am writing you today meaning i am still standing and will keep forging ahead! One thing that gets me going is my vision. Knowing fully well i have a lot of work to do and every little step matters hence this podcast series.

This is my baby project, i figured i love to talk and need a space so why not jump on soundcloud with a good colleague of mine and make magic! we are on our fourth series into the podcast and would love for you to listen, enjoy and spread the word. Myself and Joseph on social @stjoe who is incredibly eloquent, knowledgeable and a major hip hop groupie, we try to breakdown latest happenings in entertainment especially the world of hip hop giving our honest opinion. If you like this kind of commentary or you know someone who is major hip hop junkie direct them to our podcast.

We still don’t have a name for the show, what should we call it? Do hit play on the link below.

 

Thank you…….

Food Festival @ El Virrey Park

Who doesn’t love food? Especially when it’s at a discounted price?

Last weekend the food festival @el virrey kicked off , August (19th-21st) 2017 and it’s continuing this weekend so if you in Bogota over the weekend i recommend that you go to this food festival. The food at the festival is mostly from all over the continent also merchandises that you did probably be looking for you can find there. Like for instance i found some good coconut oil and African inspired turban at the festival.

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Me and my Friend having an Empanada

Its also a good place to connect with old friends and meet people who might share common ground with. i met with a couple of English travellers and a Turkish man. It starts in the AM to 8PM, and if the weather permits it even a better day with a ton of free stuff ,master cooking classes and great music.

 

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Peruvian rice and Sea food