April 2014

Beauty Lessons from Snow White

 

Mirror Mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all? Well clearly I am!

That’s right! I am my own number-two fan; I have to be because if I allow this world to tell me that I am not beautiful because I don’t look like Beyonce or Tyra I wont leave the house! After years of complexes shouting at me that “my hips and bum are too big, I can’t where short sleeves, my nose is too big, OMG my forehead…” I had a life-changing encounter with a Famous Makeover Artist who made me realise that my beauty is actually unique and there’s nobody like me so I need to celebrate it!

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Kervan’s

 

I’ve always heard certain people around me raving about Turkish restaurants, but as I’d never ventured in that direction before, I was always a bit hesitant to go in case I didn’t like it.  However, I was invited out with a big group to have a nice and sociable night out at Kervan’s in Edmonton, North London and I wasn’t disappointed.

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Making it Happen – Dealing with Disappointments

 

One thing I love to do is plan. I have lots and lots notebooks where I write my plans, ideas, dreams and aspirations.  I love doing this and I especially love to tick things off when they’re done! When things don’t go according to plan it can throw me off a little, or sometimes a lot…

When I was younger I met someone who I thought I would spend the rest of my life with. We started talking about marriage and even started to make some plans together. In my eyes this was it – this was “the one” and my journey as his wife would soon begin! I needed to get ready! I needed to prepare – and that’s what I started doing. That was my new focus! So, you can imagine my disappointment when I found out that he cheated on me and everything subsequently fell apart…

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Office Politics in a different country

 

I’ve been in Ghana for just over a year now and have thankfully got myself a great job in marketing. In true Purple style, I’ve made a few observations and just have to share it!

Now, everywhere you go there will be office politics, but during my time here I have realised that Ghanaian office politics is slightly different.

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