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My favourite posts of 2014

A lot of creatives may claim to love all their work equally. Yeah, right! I'm going to be human and admit that that's not true in my case. 2014 was an interesting year for me. A lot of changes were made and I did a lot of growing. I discovered new things about myself and I let my writing take me where-ever. Therefore, as we countdown to the new year I feel it would be appropriate to make this post. These are my favourite blog-post of 2014....from this blog:

1. Trust me, I'm no expert (I was just in that place)

2. Things to do while stuck in Nairobi traffic (Rant of the year)

3. That falling in love feeling (Poetic-much!)

4. My first Foodie Fridays

5. The documentation of my hair journey: Naturalista experiment part 1 and part 2

6.Book reviews (Something I've always wanted to do)

7.  I tried to be a football fan and failed (World-Cup fever)

So totally feel free to add your own below.

Happy new year!!!

Why I don't really believe in New year's resolutions.

We have just a few days left in 2014 and it has just dawned on me that I don't really believe in making new year's resolutions. In the evening of the 31st my mom and I will have a conversation where she'll ask me what my resolutions for 2015 are. Then I'll probably wrack my brain for a minute and say the first thing I think of. Something probably involving being less messy in my room (She calls it a mess, I call it organised chaos). I'll also probably mention something outrageous like getting a neck tattoo. But that's beside the point.

   See if I really wanted to change my habits or behaviour I wouldn't wait for a sometimes over-hyped holiday to do it. I'd do it the moment I realised there was a problem. Or the moment someone held an intervention for me. But I wouldn't wait for the mass positivity of a made-up event such as 'New years resolutions' to spur me on. Let's be honest, it simply doesn't provide enough motivation. Whic…

Foodie Fridays: Sausage rolls

For the past two days I’ve been thinking of trying this recipe again. Maybe it’s Jamhuri day nostalgia (Hello doughnut-fest!). Or maybe it’s the fact that I’ve just finished a 12-day fast. But the point is that I finally gave in and made them for breakfast. So kindly note that sausage roll-making is a two step process. First of all you need to make the puff pastry...that cake-like thing that covers sausage rolls and meat pies. Then you make the rolls. You could always buy a pre-made puff pastry from your local supermarket, but I was feeling so ninja, that I made my own from scratch! So here goes: Ingredients
· 225g/8oz plain flour

· ½ tsp fine salt

· 250g/9oz unsalted butter/margarine, cold but not rock hard

· 150ml/¼ pint ice-cold water

· 12 sausages

For the puff pastry:

1. Sift the flour and salt into a large mixing bowl, then put the bowl in the fridge for a few minutes to chill. (Keeping the flour and bowl cold will help you t…