Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Stylish blogger award

Thanks Bajan for giving me the stylish blogger award. I can't say my blog is actually stylish but er...heheee(bashful)

The reason for my award? DIY rules!! and my various herby concoctions experiments and hairpieces LOL.

The rules:
Thank and link back to the person that gave you the award
Share 7 things about yourself.
Award 15 recently discovered great bloggers
Contact these bloggers and tell them about it.

7 things about myself?

I'm a homeschooling mum. I've homeschooled for 9 yrs. It all started when my oldest was in secondary school and I got fed up with the rubbish that went on. I pulled her out and took her to boarding school in Ghana. I tried to get my 2nd daughter into a different school. After a head to head confrontation with the powers that be..I chose the lonely homeschool road. And I haven't regretted it one bit.

I was born and raised in Ghana. I love my people even though I find certain Ghanaians(esp some in the motherland) super frustrating. Sometimes a word, some aroma takes me right back to the endless visits to each other's homes,snacking on roast plantain/peanuts, chewing coconut corn and nuts(special mix) The pounding of fufu in the evenings. the smell of nkate nkwan(palmnut soup) Chickens boldly walking around. The dog feeding the kitten(INSERT-we had a dog that lost all it's puppies and a kitten whose mum was run over so the dog adopted it and breast fed it)...Oh and the goat that was always tied to the tree waiting to get the chop for Christmas dinner.

I was a single parent(Loooong story of a marriage that lasted all of 8mths. This why I can sympathise with some single parents-bc you never know their story) when I met my husband(white man) in church in the UK. We married after 6weeks and are still together after riding several storms together. We had another 4 kids(making 5). Our eldest daughter recently got married.

I am an Artist. I have a degree in Graphic design but never worked as a graphic designer. Instead I used to have exhibitions of my batik wall hangings. I also do encaustic art(wax painting) when time permits.

Back when I was in Uni, there was a famine in the land(Ghana). We didn't know how we would get through our final year. My friend and I walked into KLM offices and offered to do some adverts for them. They were so shocked they accepted and we were given a huge project to cover several public transport vehicles with their slogan. We recruited others to help....but the money I made saw both my brother and I through our final year.

I'm convinced I hold the world record for the most times anyone has done the bc. I started trying to go natural when I was 18yrs old. Right from when I got my 1st perm. I had it in me but just couldn't sustain it. Sometimes I'd be natural for 3mths,6mths even up to a year. In 2004 I finally waved goodbye to the LYE only because I eventually made that all important mental transition.

I became a christian in the early 80s whilst I was still in uni in a very dramatic way. After a year I drifted away from God, but he never left me. One day in 1987, a broke single mum, God spoke to me very clearly. It was time to rise up. I re-dedicated my life to Jesus. Our relationship has gone from strength to strength. He speaks to me often. Sometimes through his word, dreams or visions. It's pretty startling when God shows me something about a person I'm praying for. Usually it's something the person has been asking God for. I don't always share things God shows/tells me. Sometimes it's just too weighty or too precious ....

So there you have it. Some my fav bloggers have already been tagged:

So I tag naturally beautiful cos her blog IS stylish and she always has really cool natural/loc styles on there plus unique jewelry and interesting bits of info.

Locs revisited cos she's very brave. She isn't afraid to trim her locs or go gray.

Loc rocker cos she features different locked heads and events on her blog. And her loc styles look so good!

Kittylocs cos I enjoy reading about her latest trip and how her lovely locs held up in the sun lol.

Ok there are actually a lot more I'd like to tag. So if you're reading this post, consider yourself tagged. That means you Euphoria, Mile high SLS,Queenlocks,Naturally unique,Kalia dewdrop,DaTruththatisKnotty, to name a few, for your valuable contributions to the locking world.


Bajan Lily said...

Lol. Firstly I love Kittylocs for the very same reason!! Those trips!!!! And I love Lady Locs Revisited - again for the same reason PLUS she was tender to me when my hair first started falling out! And Euphoria! (So many blogs so little time!)

Anyway - this was a cool post - I can identify with so much of what you said (except the 5 children hehe). I forgot to mention that your faith encourages me. AND the homeschooling you and Thandi do has me seriously thinking...

msfullroller said...

Your DIYing is how I discovered you so thanks a million for the all the info you share. You are one of many who have played a big part in me starting my locs!

Euphoria's Sisterlocks said...

AWW! thanks for nominating me I feel honored & ashamed cause I don't post as often as I should, thanks for the love & support

anthia-ofo said...

Thx msfullroller. Would you pls consider yourself tagged by me!
Euphoria, get posting then! I want to see more pics of your gorgeous locs.