I’ve always told my friends about self love and I felt I should also share it here. Honestly if you don’t love yourself first, no one else would. The way you see yourself is how others would see you too. Every morning I wake up, I remind myself how beautiful and awesome I am.
It is very difficult to also find a loving partner if you don’t love yourself. Yes, love. Love means acceptance, compassion and a general positive feeling about who you are. Finding unconditional love from someone else is almost impossible if you don’t love yourself. Why? Because you can’t expect others to love you if you don’t.
Self-love isn’t selfish or self-centered. It is simply acknowledging your basic worth.
Self-love is the foundation for being loving and attracting love.
Sometimes when I wake up in the morning I look into the mirror and I say nice things to myself. If you don’t appreciate yourself first, no one else will.
I love Manchester! The city is beautiful. Manchester is one of the most exciting places to visit in the UK where everybody and anybody is very warmly welcomed.
Manchester is Known throughout the world as the birthplace of the industrial revolution, the city also has a proud history in science, politics, music, arts and sport.
Although I spent just a day in the beautiful city and I hope to visit again. First, I took a walk around the city centre. Manchester city centre is jam-packed with unique restaurants, bars, shops, museums, galleries and hotels. So much to see and do. It was enough just looking at the city’s beautiful structure.
From the city centre I got a bus that took me directly to the university of Manchester. Although I didn’t go into the university but the view from the outside was amazing. It was a castle like structure. Beautiful…extremely beautiful!!! I was amazed!
The university of Manchester
But my visit would have been meaningless if I didn’t see the beautiful Machester city staduim at old Trafford.
I took the metrolink tram from the city center to old Trafford. Old Trafford Stadium is the world-famous home of Manchester United, and there’s plenty to do there.
I also went into the Megastore, the world-renowned Megastore. From shirts to scarves, mugs to mousemats, everything you could possibly want from United is there. In fact, there are more than 800 product lines available on the shelves.
Well, I’m an Arsenal fan but it’s okay to appreciate another club?.
To an avid Manchester United fan, shopping in the megastore is like shopping in heaven. They’ve got everything there, from the widest possible selection of gifts and training gear to the latest replica kits. Anything, you name it, United Stock it! There is something for everyone. Young and old! You can even get your favourite player’s name and number on the back of the latest Manchester United Shirt.
I had a beautiful experience and a fun-filled trip and would really love to visit Manchester again!
After my arrival in London, I travelled in a taxi to “Luton” where my school is located. Initially, I was with a friend for few days before I rented a place to live in. After arriving in Luton, I was super excited to the extent that my friend even called me a “bush girl”. ?
The very first night, I was excited about the free WiFi and the beautiful environment but the weather was freezing!!
Before I arrived in the UK, I didn’t use to wear trousers and I didn’t have any. I wasn’t used to wearing them. The weather was freezing, the next day I ran to the mall to buy trousers.? Thank God my friend was living close to the mall.
The 3rd day I went to school “University of Bedfordshire” for registration. The registration process was so fast, no filling of forms, all registration process done online. Took me few minutes, no standing or lining up. After that, my friend took me round the school for a while also, I was just amazed by the perfect structure. I kept taking lots of pictures.
University of Bedfordshire
My first lecture…
During my first lecture, I didn’t understand what the lecturer was saying. The accent, he’s British! But before the lecture ended I was understanding the accent better. The lecture room was comfortable. Beautiful environment, I just sat there wondering. Another thing amazed me, no one was writing in their notes, just me! I was taking notes. All the students were typing on their laptops. I wasn’t the only black girl in class but I guess I was the new one in town.
A lecture room at the University of Bedfordshire
And yea, the food in the UK…
A plate of rice in any African restaurant is about £8 or more that’s like N4,000 naira. It was cheaper for me to go to the African market to buy food stuffs and cook rather than eating out. But some foods are cheap, chicken is a popular british food. It’s one of the cheapest things you will get in the UK. You can get chicken and chips for about £2. Chicken wings and small chips. Quite affordable.
I’m a lady who loves photography, I love to explore, I enjoy taking pictures on the beautiful streets of London.
After about few weeks, I settled down well. Made more friends, got used to the British system faster than I thought and even gained weight. Lol!
How do I even begin to write?
Alright, I’m just going to start from the beginning. Finally, the day came. I was leaving Nigeria to the UK to study. I boarded the plane going to London Heathrow Airport from Lagos, Nigeria. I didn’t even begin to think about things to do after arrival at the airport in London, all I thought about was how I was going to take pictures on the famous London bridge, eat UK chicken peri-peri and make lots of Oyibo friends and also speak with British accent…lol!
The journey was quite smooth, I was flying Virgin Atlantic for the first time and it was also my first time flying international. I sat comfortably with zero worries and enjoyed my flight, I flew business class so it was pretty much comfortable. The food was also great, I was also served many glasses of wine and juice. Beautiful service from the crew.
It was a great flight, I had a chat with an Old man sitting close to me, we chatted for a while and I got to know he has been living in the UK before I was born..lol. I told him it was my first time going abroad though..and I guess he knew obviously because I kept asking questions about how to do things on my seat. He was such a nice man.
…And I finally arrived in London
I’m in London, Oh yes! “Really, I’m in london” I said to myself. That beautiful place I see in the papers and on the TV. I’m here!
The plane made a safe landing on the runway. I arrived at terminal 3. Oh, it was a long walk to the immigration officers. I think I walked about 10 minutes or more. I got my visa checked, my admission letter and documents checked, and finally went through. I got my luggage set and headed to get a taxi.
Getting outside the airport, it was freezing!!! I arrived in January and it was still winter and I wasn’t even wearing a proper winter jacket. Well,
I wasn’t really bothered about the cold, all I wanted to do was take pictures at that particular moment but no one was available to take my pictures as everyone were busy with their lives at the airport. So, I got on a taxi and headed straight to school where the journey officially began.
I would be sharing on my next post how things went on in the UK. Subscribe and don’t miss out!
Hello everyone! I hope 2018 has been good to everyone. It has been over a year since I pressed the paused button on this blog. At that time, I wasn’t sure when I was going to get back to blogging because I had to go for my masters. Getting to the united kingdom, I realised I had to increase focus and concentration. I found myself in a new environment, different culture and society.
I decided to put blogging aside for a while but I promised myself to come back after masters. Yes, it has taken me a long time to provide an update, but I didn’t decide on when to start blogging until quite recently.
Regarding blogging, I recently decided it was time to keep my readers updated on my blog.
I actually didn’t expect to stay away for this many months, but the time went by quickly. As the months went by, I found out that I’ve really missed blogging and I stopped writing too. But at the same time, I realized that taking a break from blogging has actually helped me increase my focus as a blogger, realising what blog content I should focus on, and also realising what interests me most in blogging. Taking a break made me know a lot more about myself and what I was actually capable of achieving.
Over time, I really wanted to write more and post more on this blog but I realised that at the same time I had to remain focus.
Once I better understood where I work best, I began to design my blog around my strengths. During my long blogging break, I started to think of what I could do best to improve my blogging skills. I told myself I had to stop doing things that I wasn’t very good at or that drained my energy.
Anything that wasn’t in my “zone of genius” was written off as it was only taking my time. Writing may take your time so you need to do what you’re really good at and not resting around your weaknesses.
Well, my blog contents remains almost the same, some categories removed and new categories added, but a brand new blog design which looks amazing to me!
I will be posting about my life experience in the United kingdom, travel stories as I travelled to some exciting cities and planning to make some soon. Britain is and has always been a mixed race society, so I embraced people from different cultures. Also I’ll be posting poems,quotes,stories and lifestyle articles.
I would try as much as possible to keep my posts short as a lot of people really don’t cherish long articles. Short and well detailed articles works better for me, I like my readers to be well engaged when reading my blog posts. Well, a new beginning for me and I’m excited and I hope you love reading my posts just like I love writing them. I will also keep my eyes on the comments, feedback, and suggestions I receive from readers to improve on all aspects.