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London Bridge vs Tower Bridge

Tower Bridge is London’s defining landmark. It is the most recognised bridge in the United Kingdom. However, many confuse it with its neighbour, London Bridge.

In this post, I’ll try to state clear the difference.

London Bridge

London Bridge is a relatively plain  straightforward Bridge, whose simple purpose is to carry vehicles and pedestrians across the Thames. From London Bridge, it’s about 10 minutes walk to Tower Bridge. You can see from a distance the views of Tower Bridge, while standing on London Bridge. London Bridge and Tower Bridge are actually NEIGHBOURS.

Tower Bridge

Tower Bridge, one of the London’s most famous landmarks, it’s a suspension bridge on River Thames. It has two towers, in Victorian Gothic style.
Base of each tower holds machines that lift two parts of the bridge, so that the  bridge can allow passing of river traffic beneath it. Tower Bridge is located close to the Tower of London from which it got its name.

Views from London Bridge

It’s still unclear why many visitors in London, mix up Tower Bridge and London Bridge.

Certainly, It’s clear one of these bridges has a famous name across the globe, while the other is a stunning symbol of London.

lifestyle

How I Started Writing – Presh Olives

I’ve decided to share my writing journey. I hope this inspires someone.

Many years ago, I sat in the classroom writing a love story. I had a little notebook. In my little notebook, I wrote my beautiful story. I had just started my junior secondary school. I sat on the chair by the window side. There, I imagined how beautiful it was to finally fall in love, get married and have beautiful kids. During lunch break in school, I’ll sit and try to write at least a page. As a kid, I was incredibly observant. I also was very quiet, but aware of my surroundings. This helped me to focus and write well.

I remember then, a classmate found this little note book of mine, read it and she became intrested in it. During lunch break she’d walk up to me and say “Precious, have you written another page”? She wanted to read the story till the end.

I was quite amazed that she found whatever I was writing interesting.
Little did she know that her act, was an encouragement for me.

I continued writing, but mostly about nature and love. I was a young girl, I had no experience about love but I knew it was a beautiful thing. How did I know this? Of course, I watched love movies!

In final class in secondary school, I won the top prize for the Nigeria’s independence day essay competition in the school. I remember being called out on the assembly ground and announced the winner. This was a huge motivation for me.
After then, I realised I’ve developed a passion for writing. I started writing articles on politics and lifestyle and pushing towards getting them published on the national newspapers. At this time I was in my third year of studies towards a Bachelor’s in Microbiology.

I also channelled my writing to poems. I’d say poem writing is quite easy, but making the my poems rhyme can be quite tricky.
Later on, I decided to start a blog, I wanted to put my writing out there, inspire someone, share my experiences and continue doing what I love. Yes, I love writing!
This was what actually drove me to start my blog in 2014. Luckily, I got my articles published on national newspapers before graduation from the University (Bachelor’s). During NYSC, I worked for a national newspaper for a while and I continued writing and blogging.

Summing Up

The blogging journey has been amazing. I’ve grown as a writer.
Writing can be challenging, but here’s the fun part- writing helps you share your experiences without stressing you out, helping you eliminate stress. In addition, you educate others by writing freely from the comfort of your home or work. Writing also increases your creativity, thereby helping you learn more from others and gaining exposure.

For those who have started writing, but not sure if they want to continue. DON’T GIVE UP. YOUR WRITING MIGHT INSPIRE SOMEONE AND CHANGE LIVES. KEEP WRITING!

faith

Divine direction: Seeking God’s guidance in your decisions

For God’s plans towards us are great. It might take a while to realise the path God has destined for you. But once you realise his plans over your life, and you begin to work in the that direction, things will begin to make sense.

Seeking direction from God, helps prevent us from making mistakes. Asking God to lead our path makes things easier. Like they say, success doesn’t come easy but going in God’s direction and plan for your life helps connect you to the helpers he has destined for you. “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.” – Proverbs 3:5-6.

Direction from God is key. Location is also important. Does he want you there? Will it work out for you in that city? What is God saying concerning you? How does he want you to go about things? Ask and seek him first, don’t just do things because it’s working out for everyone. The ways of God are different from the ways of man. Only God sees the future and he only knows what’s best for you.

Sometimes we get confused about how to go about life. I want you to take a deep breath and remember that God listens.

lifestyle

Same Dreams, Fresh starts

Every new year comes with new beginnings either at work or at school. Something or someone is starting a fresh. A new year is a chance to start a new thing, a chance to achieve a written goal.

Your mind is telling you that it’s time for a new chapter, I hope this post helps you begin and become the change you want to see.
Motivate yourself to push past whatever is holding you back.

How do I start a new beginning?

Get out of your comfort zone and start your life over. Each one of us reaches a point where we get fed up with our current situation. During such times, letting go and starting over can be the best thing to do.

Create more room for inspiring thoughts and mingle with individuals who fit and match with your goals and path. Let go of whatever has held you down previously. Be real, take off that mask, set higher goals, break boundaries. Rise up and shine!

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London: The UK’s Lagos

There is no doubt many Nigerians are finding their new haven in England.

A country, at this point blessed with better economic and social conditions despite news of a possible Brexit. England just like Germany has accommodated a countless number of Nigerians. Just taking a walk on the streets of london, there you will find many Nigerians.

For me, London is the second home of Nigerians living in England.
According to sources, Peckham has become a center of Nigerian-British life and culture in London. Peckham is also called, “mini Lagos” and this is because there is nothing in Lagos that you will not find in this area.

In London, Nigerians have formed communities and not only in London, also in cities like Manchester, Birmingham and also other popular cities.

On the streets of london, there you’ll find many Nigerians. I made new friends just by walking on the streets. Walking on the streets you will even hear lots of Nigerian names being called. Like “Bimbo, ba wo ni”? Honestly, It feels like home. Hearing your local language makes you feel at home.

Nigerians also come in to school, well, UK is closer to Africa. 6 hours flight and you’re in the UK. Many Nigerians also have relatives abroad which make it easier for them to relocate.
Honestly, seeing lots of Nigerians on the streets of London makes one happy and you feel like you’re home.

Also, many Nigerians have being living in the United Kingdom, the Nigerian community grows bigger daily and lots of Nigerians keep coming into the UK either to school, work, or to visit.