Saturday, 29 September 2012

Simi Osomo's £30,000 a year shopping addiction to London

According to report, the 25-year-old Simi Osomo makes six trips to London from Nigeria. She spends about two weeks here and every day she goes shopping. She was spotted at the boutique shop Matches Townhouse in Marylebone with a personal shopper. When asked how much a two-week shopping trip in London costs she makes a bashful face. “Ooh, should I really be saying this? It depends, but most times about £5,000.”

Friday, 28 September 2012

Baby Survived Without Amniotic Fluid

This was sent in by a friend of mine who gave birth last week.

For any pregnant woman, the breaking of the amniotic sac, and the gush that follows, is a signal that her baby is getting ready to be born but in my case the story was different.

I lost my waters when I was just 20 weeks pregnant and from then my nightmare began. I was told by the doctors I would go into labour and loose the baby in 48 hours. I was also told that even if I carried the baby, he will not survive at birth because babies need water for the development of the lungs.

For over 15 weeks I endured the worst, heard all the doom and gloom and my life was full of pain. But with God’s word, by his grace, faith, some wonderful friends, prayers, help, support and the most amazing family in the world, I faced each day with strength.

Thursday, 27 September 2012

Chinua Achebe returns with long-awaited memoir

Nigeria's novelist Chinua Achebe, often called the father of modern African literature, released his first major work in years on Thursday with a long-awaited memoir centered on the war that nearly destroyed his nation.

There Was A Country: A Personal History of Biafra" chronicles Achebe's experiences during Nigeria's 1967-1970 civil war, which saw his native eastern region, dominated by the Igbo ethnic group, secede as the Republic of Biafra.

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

A Signature Story!

What is your signature story?
Everyone has many stories, however everyone has only one signature story. No one else can tell your signature story the way you do. It is like your writing signature, only you can sign your name that way. The best counterfeiters cannot perfectly duplicate your signature.

Your real signature story is your life's motivation to do anything you want to do. I have met people who perpetuate a story that is not their signature story in their lives and just cannot do what they must do to be happy. Everyone has a story, for me when I think about my signature story, I think of my LIFELINE and in all am grateful it brought out the best there can be in me. Are you ready for my real signature story?

Lights out……Don't miss a thing, follow the story as it comes…….

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

UK's youngest Mum Tressa Middleton speaks out

When Tressa Middleton gave birth in 2006, she made headlines as “Britain’s youngest mum.”
Shockingly, the 12-year-old schoolgirl had fallen pregnant aged just 11 – and later revealed the sickening truth that her brother, Jason, then 16, had raped her and fathered the baby.

In July 2009, Jason was convicted of rape at the High Court in Glasgow and sentenced to four years in prison. But Tressa struggled to cope and, after her daughter was taken into care aged two, she turned to drink and drugs.

Thursday, 20 September 2012

"Be Fair To Yourself" Culled From My Upcoming Book "Celebrate"


Being hard on yourself is not only unhealthy but it brings about stress and just as bitterness, stress can hinder a lot in one’s life. It makes you unfocused and you can’t see anything good around you. Over the years, I discovered that stress doesn’t make us ill most times but we do. One thing that amazes me when I meet people who are facing stress-related problems is that they are all kind people, but somehow when it gets to their own personal life, they give up, moan and groan, demand and wheedle away until someone else deals with the problem, or he or she simply doesn't care. It makes sense when you think about it; weak, cynical, lazy, selfish or manipulative people don’t get swallowed up when faced with stress because they always put themselves first. I’m not suggesting that you become selfish, but its time you asses the way you run your life and look for what defines you. This will make you realize that being kind to yourself is more important than being right. Who else is better qualified than you? Maybe that gives a clue as to why you are in that predicament. “Oh, he’s so nice, generous, always caring, is the typical description of a sufferer from those who know him. In particular, with those who suffer from stress-induced failure, I can tell you they are strong, reliable, diligent and caring on the outside, while on the inside being sensitive, easily hurt by criticism and with a self-esteem that is easy to knock out.

Monday, 17 September 2012

Declaration Of Self Esteem By Virginia Satyr

The following was written in answer to a 15- year-old girl’s question, “How can I prepare myself for a fulfilling life?”
I am me in the entire world; there is no one else exactly like me.  There are people who have some parts like me but no one adds up exactly like me.  Therefore, everything that comes out of me is authentically mine because I alone choose it.
I own everything about me, my body, including everything it does, my mind, including all my thoughts and ideas; my eyes, including the images of all they behold; my feelings, whatever they might be-anger, joy, frustration, love, disappointment, excitement; my mouth and all the words that come out of it, polite, sweet and rough, correct or incorrect; my voice, loud and soft; all my actions, whether they be to others or myself.  I own my fantasies, my dreams, my hopes, and my fears.  I own all my triumphs and successes, all my failures and mistakes.

One Direction to keep their Name after Legal Dispute

The UK fast growing Boy band One Direction - Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, and Louis Tomlinson - formed two years ago for The X Factor, are to keep their name after reaching a deal with a US act with whom they had been locked in a legal dispute.

The What Makes You Beautiful stars - who appeared at the Olympics closing ceremony last month - had faced action from the Californian rock band who had already been using the same name.

The US group was initially claiming more than £600,000 in damages, a share of profits and hoped to get the British quintet to stop using the name.

But now both sides have reached an agreement and the trademark dispute has been "resolved amicably".

The US band are to change their name to Uncharted Shores - the title of one of their two albums.