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AN INTENTIONAL CHRISTMAS

A few weeks ago the Christmas decorations at Ajose Adeogun roundabout in Victoria Island, Lagos, was officially lighted up. So I took my crew of three to see this beautiful sight which coincidentally ushers in Christmas in Lagos for most residents.   As we drove around, I reminded my 8year old of her feeble attempts at pronouncing the words ‘Christmas decoration’ when she was three years (read about it here). So the girls asked my 2-year-old to pronounce ‘Christmas decoration’;…

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GUEST POST – The Christmas Miracle … a True Story by Santa Mark

In December 1997, a little boy and his grandmother came to see Santa at Mayfair Mall in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, near Milwaukee. The child climbed up on his lap, holding a picture of a little girl. “Who is this?” asked Santa, smiling. “Your friend? Your sister?” “Yes, Santa,” he replied. “My sister, Sarah, who is very sick,” he said sadly. Santa glanced over at the grandmother who was waiting nearby, and saw her dabbing her eyes with a tissue. “She wanted to…

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5 WAYS TO TEACH YOUR CHILDREN THE IMPORTANCE OF CHRISTMAS

 It’s 15 more days to go and Christmas 2015 will be happening live! The scent, sights and sounds of Christmas are now conspicuously everywhere and overwhelmingly felt all around. I am constantly captivated by the sights and it is almost laughable when I scream in excitement at an exquisitely crafted Christmas décor. These all bring to fore an old song which keeps running through my head – ”Christmas dey come, mama buy shoes for me” lol! Who can remember that song? My…

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7 TIPS FOR SHOPPING THIS CHRISTMAS

It’s obvious that the mantra of the yuletide season – ‘a season to be merry’, has gotten a hold of me.  I am blogging more about the thrills of this beautiful season than any other topic.  I can’t help but get enwrapped in the joy of the season and the fond memories it stirs within. Read more of my experience here. One of the key adventure of this season is Shopping, and as such I’ll be sharing some tips on…

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A DIFFERENT CHRISTMAS

It’s 42 days to Christmas and preparations have begun in earnest. If you live in the city of Lagos, Nigerian you will confirm that the season of joy and love is here. The streets of Ajose Adeogun in Victoria Island has been so beautifully and creatively decorated such that it has unconsciously served as the reference that Christmas in ‘Las gidi’ has officially begun! To further collaborate this, the count down to the most celebrated Christmas festival in the city…

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A CHRISTMAS TRADITION

“Mummy see Christmas!” My daughter screamed out in excitement and for the third time. Her voice was now  a notch higher and her hands stretched as she pointed through the window of our moving car. This excitement was not usual and so I stepped on the brakes slowly to get a good view of what she was pointing at. They were Christmas decorations on buildings. I smiled as I told her they were Christmas decorations and taught her to pronounce…

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