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Tales From My Homeland!

 

December 9, 2018.

Lagos, Nigeria.

It was a beautiful Sunday Morning. I woke up very early to run some errands. I also wanted to avoid the long queue in most ATM cash points. I asked my Sister-in-Law to direct me to the nearest ATM Machine. My vacation was coming to an end and I needed cash for some vital purchases.

Sister-in-Law:  There are banks around the neighbourhood. But I think the nearest one is the one by the junction. I will suggest you leave now to avoid a long queue.

Me: Lol. Ok. I hope I will get cash because all these ATM appears to be for decoration given my experiences thus far in this country. Continue reading

Happy New Year!

 

I wanted to start 2019 on a positive frequency here but hard as I tried to write something on my blog, my willpower failed me.

It’s been some weeks since I scribbled on this blog. My non-activity and lack of posts are quite glaring. And I have no plausible reason to stay away from posting stuff.

There are days I open this blog, scroll through the pages, read a few blog posts from other bloggers and simply just move away. It’s not for a lack of story to share or for lack of photos to post.

As a matter of fact, there are a chunk of my travel diaries to dig into and a truckload of photos of my trip to Nigeria to sort through and share for you, my dear friends.

But I guess, I lacked the strength to stay on course. My writing energy went to sleep these past weeks. No reason or excuse is good enough.  Perhaps, it was just a mix of everything that holds one from accomplishing their goals. I’ve been busy thinking about writing, writing a few stories and failing to share them here.

And then the Christmas season came

And now it’s 2019.

Oh wow!

Kindly, do not give up on me.

I truly hope that you do not give up on me.

It’s a tad late now to say “Happy New Year” since the year is already on its 15th day.  Regardless, I must still do the needful as I begin my presence on this platform again.

Better late than never.

To you, my dear friends

Happy New Year!

I wish you all an amazing 2019.

And I hope you’d experience wonderful moments filled with good cheer this year.

Above all, I wish you a healthy year, filled with abundant laughter, hope and joy.

Thank you for not giving up on me. 🙂

I need all your prayers, encouragement, motivation and love as you’ve always shown me. I need all the affection to take off nicely on this platform this 2019.

Let me reiterate it once again, that you all mean so much to me and I appreciate your ever bubbly presence here.

Thank you very much to each and every one of you.

 

*Virtual Hugs* to you all.

 

From my Heart to Yours,

 

Peace and Love!

Copyright © 2019 by Simple Dimple.  All Rights Reserved.

 

Xoxo

Back To My Comfort Zone!

 

Ouch! It feels so so good to be here again! 

I am awfully sorry for my sudden disappearance from this platform. I’ve been absent here for a month now.

I’m so sorry that I didn’t hint you of my travel plans.

Oh yes, I’ve been away to my homeland and thought I could reach out to you all from there. However, life presents us with surprises and unexpected developments.

Sadly, I realized upon arrival in Nigeria that one major problem posed to the citizens was poor internet connectivity.  There is either low or no services at all and this disrupted my blogging routines and access to the world.

Did I enjoy the stark reality of this development? Not at all.

I felt cut off from the world.

I couldn’t function maximally and I was down for a few days as this reality dawned on me. However, I emerged from the gloom and bounced back to life so I could at least enjoy the reconnections with family and old friendships.

In spite of the few challenges, I had wonderful moments with my family especially with my mother who was so so delighted to see her daughter again after so many years.

I managed to pull through other frustrations because so many things have changed. There is a big difference in the whole environment. And I couldn’t fit in properly into the existing norms anymore.

Today, I feel so happy to be back to a clime where things work better.

I am back in Denmark. 

I feel alive again as the cold air welcome me home. It’s all wintry here. The grey sky and the naked trees are familiar sights that I’ve come to appreciate over time.  And even the harsh winter cold is magical and soothing to my body after the discomforting heatwave back in Nigeria.

It feels so so good that I’m home again. 

I am grateful and thankful to God for safe travels.

I miss you all. 🙂

 

Peace and Love!

Copyright © 2018 by Simple Dimple.  All Rights Reserved.

 

 

My Travel Memoir!

The moment the reality struck me that today was the D-day, an uneasy wave of emotions bundled up inside of me churning my stomach to the point of nausea. It was a bittersweet feeling. This best described the condition I found myself as I packed the set of dresses inside the black box.

Everything was now ready and in a few hours, I would embark on the adventure to a new world. The preceding days have moved so swiftly and I didn’t realize it. Indeed, time runs so fast during such intense moments when we want it to slow down. Those moments when we still wish to savour the enormous love of the familial spirit that surrounds us. We don’t want to miss the fond affection of family and friends who have gathered to bid us goodbye. But today has happened so fast and there is a flight to catch. Continue reading

It’s Halloween…!

 

And it’s another Halloween!

Oh yes. It’s another October. Another fall season, when Halloween is celebrated in most countries of the world as more and more people are beginning to adopt the tradition.

So, it’s that period of the year again when people wear masks and dress in costumes that appear scary and spooky. Or simply sexy and fanciful outfits just so they can make a statement, all in the spirit of Halloween. Continue reading

The American Dream!

 

I read a story this morning on Facebook about a Nigerian lady who left Nigeria for the United States through the Green Card Scheme. Prior to her Diaspora experience, she was a successful trader in Nigeria. However, her expectations of a beautiful America flowing with milk and honey were not met upon arrival.

She was shocked that there were no provisions of work by the US Government. She thought with the Green Card, the Government provides you housing and work upon arrival. But to her dismay, there was nothing of such. She ended up working in a fast food eatery for 3 years with a meager paycheck that was barely enough to sustain her. Continue reading

Reflections Of Summer In Texas.

 

My summer vacation this year was eventful and quite exciting. It was weeks of absolute bliss with friends and family members. I spent quality time in great company. I mean never to be forgotten moments with some amazing people. These are people I could call true friends. People I could call family. People who would open the doors of their homes any time I knocked. They are friends who would offer me food without minding if I brought them tubers of yams or basins of Garri. These are friends who turned sisters and who eventually became family. You know that saying – family does not have to be by blood alone. Continue reading