Lilmissbelle- Silence
Lifestyle, Xena's chronicles


The sun is out on a Monday, quite an unusual spectacle. All I want is to grab a caramel coffee from Coffee Connect downstairs, move my workstation to our rooftop on the sixth floor and work from there, as I soak…

October 16, 2017
Lilmissbelle- Giraffe Centre
Xena's chronicles

Xena’s Prayer

Lately, I’ve been working my fingers to the bone and it’s becoming increasingly hard to find time to write. I am up to here (hand on my forehead) with work and it’s sucking the life out of me. So, I…

October 13, 2017
Lilmissbelle- Entim Sidai
Inspiration, Lifestyle

Entim Sidai- Beautiful Forest

Imagine lying naked on white linen sheets in a glass hut in the middle of the forest. As you adjust your body -which is facing down- to find maximum comfort, you feel the warm air in this sublime space caressing…

October 9, 2017
21 kms Finisher!
Fitness, Inspiration


You will never know what it means to have pain in some of the weirdest parts of your body until you do two things. Give birth, or run 21kms at the Ndakaini Half Marathon. I have done both, and if…

October 6, 2017
Lilmissbelle- Toddlers
Inspiration, Xena's chronicles

Getting your toddler to talk.

Having a conversation with a toddler can be quite frustrating, especially when you are trying to extract information from them. Just like waiting for your favourite series to stream when you are at Zuku’s mercy, it humbles you to know…

October 2, 2017
Lilmissbelle- Happy 5th, Xena.
Xena's chronicles

Happy Fifth Birthday, Xena.

At 6.00am, her nanny calls out her name and informs her that she needs to get up. She ignores the first few pleas. She turns over on the top bunk, curls like a ball and pulls the duvet over her…

September 29, 2017
Lilmissbelle- Concours
Xena's chronicles


Yesterday as we were driving along James Gichuru road after attending church, Xena had her head craned (as always) analysing all the billboards we came across. “Who’s that guy?” She asked, pointing at a billboard with a “big-boned” guy in a vest and…

September 25, 2017

Postcard From Meteora, Greece

When I mentioned to the hostess at the reception that we wanted a room with a proper view, I wasn’t prepared for what was about to unfold. It was our second day in Greece and we had just checked into…

September 22, 2017
Lilmissbelle- Nairobi Restaurants
Lifestyle, Mommy Musings

Last Page

For the longest time, my brain has found it hard to internalize Friday as a working day. This is probably because of the culture in the industry that I work for. When I was a junior analyst about six years…

September 18, 2017
Lilmissbelle- Change
Fitness, Inspiration


I have been longing for some adventure for a while now but no opportunity seems to crop up. At least every two months, the wanderlust in me experiences the urge to get out of my cocoon and do something out…

September 15, 2017
Lilmissbelle- Delphi

Postcard from Delphi, Greece.

At 7.00am, after siting through numbing cold at the foyer of Melia Hotel (Athens) for about 10 minutes, the call from the travel agent finally came through. Our bus, a black Mercedes coach was waiting outside the hotel. It was our…

September 11, 2017
Lilmissbelle- Purpose
Inspiration, Mommy Musings

When you find your PURPOSE

I have been running Lil’missbelle for a little over two years now. The blog was conceived as a memoir of my first-born daughter Xena, something she would look at when she’s a feral teenager who thinks that her folks are…

September 8, 2017


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