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Year: 2017

Travel

Postcard from Delphi, Greece.

September 11, 2017
Lilmissbelle- Delphi

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…

Inspiration, Mommy Musings

When you find your PURPOSE

September 8, 2017
Lilmissbelle- 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…

Mommy Musings, Xena's chronicles

Terrible Twos

September 4, 2017
Lilmissbelle- Terrible Two

She’s bilious and easily provoked, like a woman on her menses. Or a village bully hungry for a fight. I will walk into the house from work, and from the kitchen, she will advance jubilantly with her hands in the…

Mommy Musings

Writer’s Block

September 1, 2017
Lilmissbelle- Writer's Block

I have been experiencing writer’s block yet again. The last time I struggled this hard was in July, right after the monstrous CFA exam. I went to Champagne Ridge in Ngong, stared at some hills from 6.00am for about an…

Mommy Musings, Travel

The Other Side Of Capetown

August 21, 2017
Lilmissbelle- Capetown

I walk into the hotel bar, a quintessentially intimate space with about five mahogany tables that rest on a thick grey rug.  A long counter stretches at the far end. The room smells of elegance. It is deserted save for…

Xena's chronicles

The Sweaty Sun

August 18, 2017
Lilmissbelle- Xena

“So where has the sun gone mama? ” She tilts her seat a notch lower to get a better view of the sky as she shoots me the question. “It’s tired, just like you and I. So, it has called…

Hanging Out With Kids, Lifestyle

When your kids drive you nuts.

August 14, 2017
Lilmissbelle- Karura

You must find yourself chewing over this time and time again. I bet you at least once every week, you lie on your back in your bed staring at the crack on the ceiling and you wonder,  “What do I…

Travel

Defying Murphy’s Law

July 31, 2017
Lilmissbelle _ Sandton

Everything that is meant to go wrong, will go wrong. Ever heard of that maxim coined by one of those ancient physicists? I got a taste of that yesterday, and a very bitter taste for that matter. Right after my…

Travel

Why Kenyans Can’t Swim

July 26, 2017
Lilmissbelle Istanbul

We had about 30 minutes to kill before our taxi picked us up from the hotel to head to the airport. It was our last day in Istanbul. We had just wound up a refreshingly magical cruise on the Bosphorus- a…

Lifestyle

When Your Child’s Singing Freaks You Out!

July 21, 2017
Lilmissbelle

You are seated at the dinning table just about to have your breakfast. It’s 7.30 am on a freezing Tuesday morning, so you’ve prepared your standard meal of two eggs, well done and a mug of black coffee with no…

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