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The Streets of London, June 2022- The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

Regent street- 📷 Presh Olives

The first week of June was chosen for the Platinum Jubilee weekend.
The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee; 70 years on the throne.

A bit of a late post, but I had to post this. I went to Central London to take some pictures. The UK’s flags were raised high on the streets of London. Beautiful display

📷 Presh Olives

The UK had a Jubilee bank holiday weekend from Thursday 2 June to Sunday 5 June. 

Pictures by me

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Understanding your divine direction and purpose in life

Have you ever asked – Where does God want me to be? What location and for what divine purpose?

There’s a divine allocation and grace that awaits you at God’s divine location for your life. Hence, it is important we follow God’s will and direction, so he’ll lead us to the right geographical location where we will excel.

Many times, we lean on our own understanding, believing our set plans and goals should work well, concluding things based on just the present suitation. But what does the future hold? Do you know? Nah! Only God knows.

In the scripture, Abraham obeyed God’s call to go to another place that God promised to give him.
Abraham trusted God to do what he had promised. God has created a specific location for you to go and prosper, he has made this geographical location yours. And has sent a helper to await you there. It’s now left for us to listen, and hear from God, let him choose and then we follow.

The is a place where God has commanded things to work in your favour!
Certain things might not manifest, until you get to that location. The divine allocation awaits you at the divine geographical location which God has designed to favour you.

So, pray, ask God, Where do I go? What country do I school? Which of these schools do I Pick? Which accommodation do I live in?
Life becomes much more easier when we hear from him before making a move.

God promises that if we will obey Him, blessings will follow:

Isaiah 1:19
“If you consent and obey,
You will eat the best of the land;

John 14: 21, “Those who really love Me are the ones who not only know My commandments but also obey them. My Father will love such people, and I will love them. I will make Myself known to them.”

Your Divine purpose

God has given us very specific gifts and strengths. But if you’re in the wrong location, these gifts might not be useful. The right location also connects you with people who want to help you find your purpose and what you’re passionate about; this can be anything. Business, art, economics. Anything!

Trying to discover your life purpose and finding direction can be an overwhelming thing. It might seem like a confusing topic of discussion. You want to do things right, but you’re not sure how. So you’re left confused and helpless.

You can trust God to lead you where he wants you to go. But you’ve got to be patient, and be ready to let him lead!

As Psalm 23:2-3 says, “He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.”

Just remember, You may feel confused, but God isn’t! And he knows the beginning and the end. Only him can do all things and help you.

lifestyle

UK Living – Reality Of Living Abroad

Earlier this year, I watched a video where a lady left the UK to Nigeria to start a business. She believed her business was going to make more profit back home (Nigeria).

I’ve also spoken with few people, who said they prefer life back in their home countries.

What could be the reason behind their sudden change in plans? Most people come into the UK with big plans, why the sudden change to go back home?

Personally, I believe people have high expectations before arrival in the UK, and when things don’t go the way they expect, they start panicking.

Life generally comes with ups and downs, but the way we react to the suitations we face, determines how we’ll scale through.

I’ve shared some messages I got from people about life suitations abroad and how they feel. I got these messages when I once shared a post on my story on Instagram, and I got some messages from people who shared similar experiences. I’ve decided to share three messages I received with y’all.

Names have been changed for data protection.

Rose, from Belgium. Currently Living in London.

“I also felt like that when I moved to London for the first year, but then when I left because of work I realised that I actually had found lots of hapiness and a new family there. However, I had too many expectations to look at it properly.
I’m from Belgium. Lived in London and totally loved it but had to leave for work in Paris. However, Paris is not a city I ever really dreamt of but work opportunity was great. Yeah London is loneliness is real, but I feel like it’s the same in every big cities although once you meet people in London they’re usually quite nicer than in other cities haha”. (Back in London)

Oyin, From Nigeria currently living in the US.

“The major problem is that people have high hopes on obodo Oyinbo even before arriving.
They think it’s all rosy here especially coming from Africa. So when they come and realise it’s not all perfect abroad too, the hustle here the bills and the fact that loneliness here is on another level scares the hell outta them. They literally feel abroad is 100 percent okay, and hence the disappointment when they see the struggle here upon arrival”.

Davidson, from Nigeria. Currently Living in London.

Life here is boring. I don’t know why people are here. They spend most of their lives working and paying bills, doing less valuable jobs. Okay! They are making money yea, but the money goes back to the UK system. I don’t see myself living here permanently. I might just be shuffling between Nigeria and UK.

Finally, a little advice from Presh

If you just arrived in the UK, and you’re trying to find your balance, it might take a while, but keep your head up. You’ve got to find your own happiness, do what you love and be where you want, look beyond the present suitation and focus on why you’re at your present location. Draft out a plan and never leave God out of your decisions.

Please share your abroad experience below, we’ll love to read your story.

Travel

UK after Lockdown: Fun activities to do after lockdown

Sipping English Tea in a park

The UK has got beautiful and colourful places to relax and look around. The parks are quiet and going in the park is perfect for teas, coffee and pleasant stroll. Tis the season to walk in the park!

Enjoy a boat ride!

If you live in London, Sail down the Thames. The Thames is undoubtedly the country’s most recognisable river. Offering breathtaking views of both sides of the city, a world class experience with great views.

Exploring London’s most iconic bridge 

Tower Bridge is one of London’s most iconic structures, and never ceases to impress locals and tourists alike. Tower Bridge is my favourite place in London. Exploring the landmark is a breathtaking and memorable experience. This is an unforgettable historical thing to do in London. 

Visiting and exploring nearby cities

Enjoy as much as you can, the cities and  the incredible structures are free to view. While you enjoying a drink at one of the nearby cafes, pubs and restaurants.

Walking tour in London

It’s truly a unique way to experience a lot in London, in a short amount of time. Walking round the beautiful city offers the opportunity to learn more about the history and culture of London.

Travel

Top places to visit outside LONDON

Edinburgh

There’s so much to see outside of London. UK has good transport links, making getting into any city much easier. In all cities, you can also find guides to help you through your adventure.

London is the capital, but often people forget there’s so much more to see outside London.

Here are some beautiful pictures of some popular cities in the UK. Any time I travel across the country, I try to take as many pictures as possible so I can share with y’all. So next time you plan to visit the UK,  be sure you’ve got much more to see outside London.

Manchester

Glasgow

Leeds

Bradford