Valentine’s day

Valentine's Day

One of my favourite memories from secondary school will always be Valentine’s day. I usually recall memories of valentines day because it was a day a lot of the girls waited for eagerly – in anticipation of getting a nice delivery that day. I wonder how it was for those poor Boys then though 🤔, spending their pocket money on the gifts that sometimes went unacknowledged 🤷🏾‍♀️.

The gifts were usually received with a lot of jubilation. Sometimes girls will run to the room of the recipient, chanting a song that literally means “the gift has arrived’ and the blushing recipient’s friends would hold out the gifts one after the other to the cheering crowd! Oh yes, it was that serious! We also had the ‘jealous’ teachers who would be out on the night to seize gifts, so it was always a stealth mission for the Boys – to deliver the gifts successfully. This made it even more exciting.😊

Fast forward to University, Valentine’s day was more intentional then, And the girls were also giving as it was more of exchanging gifts between boyfriends and girlfriends and then dinner and or club. There was always the occasional surprise delivery from secret admirers too.

Valentine's Dat

Before and since we got married, hubby and I have always observed Valentine’s days. Although there’s been less going out for meals since we had Kids, we would always pick up something for each other – well until this year! It’s Valentine’s day and I have nothing for hubby, not even a card, and I honestly don’t feel like getting anything. I did wish him happy valentine’s day, and we both laughed it off over a quick peck. No gifts this year and I don’t care 😱. Did I just say that!

This brings me to a meme I saw which said Valentine’s day is only for under 30s. Is Valentine’s day really for the teens and youths? What do you think, I’ll really like to hear your opinion. Do you still celebrate it? If you do, is it with the same intensity as you used to? Please leave your comments.

Have a love-filled day 😘.

Aunty Lulu.


Best looks from the 92nd Academy Awards (Oscars 2020)

Best of Oscar 2020 fashion

We said our goodbyes to the award season last Sunday as usual with the 92nd Academy Awards 2020 (Oscar Awards). Yes, we love movies and are thrilled for the winners, but as you all know, we were looking out for the fashion, and thank goodness we were not disappointed. Here are my favourite looks from the night.

Scarlett has been the one to look out for on the carpet this year, from one fabulous look to the other she had us transfixed all through the award season. Another fantastic look from the actress 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽.

Best of looks from the 92nd Academy Awards (Oscars 2020)
Scarlett Johansson in Oscar de la Renta

What a lovely svelte look 😚

Best of looks from the 92nd Academy Awards (Oscars 2020)
Brie Larson in Celine and Bulgari jewelry

Sandra Oh looks delightful in this Elie Saab dress.

Best of looks from the 92nd Academy Awards (Oscars 2020)
Sandra Oh in Elie Saab and Pomellato jewelry

Reba is giving us the old Hollywood glamour look and we’re all for it 👌🏾

Best of looks from the 92nd Academy Awards (Oscars 2020)
Rebel Wilson in Pomellato jewellery

Cynthia was the girl on a mission this award season and I must say ‘mission accomplished’. From one couture look after the other, she had us captivated, Bravo Cynthia, you did us proud 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽.

Cynthia Erivo in Maria Tash jewelry

Regina looks svelte and sophisticated in this Versace frock. Way to go, girl, 🧡

Best of looks from the 92nd Academy Awards (Oscars 2020)
Regina King in Versace

I like Salma’s dress but not so much her hair 😏. But she’s on my list because I like her 😜.

Salma Hayek

Renee came back this award season with a bang and also walked away with a statue 💃💃. Love this crisp clean look, she was clearly one of the red carpet sensations this season.

Best of looks from the 92nd Academy Awards (Oscars 2020)
Renée Zellweger in Armani Privé

Janelle always stands out on the red carpet, and she did it again in this Ralph Lauren outfit.

Best of looks from the 92nd Academy Awards (Oscars 2020)
Janelle Monáe in Ralph Lauren

I just love her hair, lovely and lively look from Sibley. 🤩

Sibley Scoles

How cool is this look? Not everyone is into frocks and gowns, this us a really fun look, the rust hair, tie and nails, absolutely love it 🧡

Best of looks from the 92nd Academy Awards (Oscars 2020)
Sandy Powell

Molly Sims looks stunning 👌

Molly Sims in Zuhair Murad Couture and Christian Louboutin
Best of looks from the 92nd Academy Awards (Oscars 2020)
Christine Lahti in Romona Keveža, Lark & Berry and Hearts On Fire jewellery

Kristen Wiig in Christian Louboutin
Best of looks from the 92nd Academy Awards (Oscars 2020)
Giuliana Rancic in Atelier Zuhra
Kaitlyn Dever in Louis Vuitton
Carissa Culiner
America Ferrera in Alberta Ferretti
Ryan Michelle Bathé
Robin Roberts in Jimmy Choo and David Yurman je
Erin Lim in Kim Kassas
Sigourney Weaver in Dior Haute Couture

Charlize Theron stunned in this lovely black dress from Dior house of-course. She keeps showing up in the most amazing Dior dresses, love this look 💯

Charlize Theron in Dior Haute Couture
Geena Davis in Romona Keveža and Chopard jewelry
Tamron Hall in Theia

Penelope looks like she has not aged a bit in this youthful Chanel dress.

Penélope Cruz in Chanel
Best of looks from the 92nd Academy Awards (Oscars 2020)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus in Vera Wang

Isn’t she adorable, love how the Young actress glammed up in her pink outfit, you can still be young and glamorous.💕

Best of looks from the 92nd Academy Awards (Oscars 2020)
Julia Butters in Christian Siriano, Christian Louboutin and Lark & Berry jewelry
Caitriona Balfe in Valentino

Mummy Dearest

I love it when people show up on the red carpet with their Mums 😊.

Best of looks from the 92nd Academy Awards (Oscars 2020)

And my favourite couples…

Best of looks from the 92nd Academy Awards (Oscars 2020)
Best of looks from the 92nd Academy Awards (Oscars 2020)
Best of looks from the 92nd Academy Awards (Oscars 2020)
Best of looks from the 92nd Academy Awards (Oscars 2020)
Best of looks from the 92nd Academy Awards (Oscars 2020)
Best of looks from the 92nd Academy Awards (Oscars 2020)
Dominique Lemonnier and Alexandre Desplat

Dashing Gentlemen…

Tom Hanks
Leonardo DiCaprio in Christian Louboutin and David Yurman jewelry
George Mackay in Dunhill
Ted Serrandos
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Tony Hale
Best of looks from the 92nd Academy Awards (Oscars 2020)
Brad Pitt in David Yurman jewelry
Timothée Chalamet in Prada and Cartier jewelry

That’s all folks 😉

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Health Talk With Adeola: Postponing Periods

Health Talk With Adeola: Postponing Periods

Postponing Periods!

Happy new year everyone and yes, you read me right you can postpone your periods… I can imagine some smiles appearing on many faces (both females and males😉.

During the last holiday season, I found out that a lot of of my female friends were not very impressed that their periods usually occur during their holiday trips. It then occurred to me that so many females are unaware that they can actually prevent their periods from showing up when they don’t want it around for example, during travels, special anniversaries, exams etc.

Women not taking the combined oral contraceptive pill

This can be achieved by the use of prescription-only tablet Norethisterone 5mg three times daily starting 3 days before your next normal anticipated onset of menstruation. Your period will normally begin 2-3 days after stopping the norethisterone. Note that it can be taken for up to 3-4 weeks if necessary.

This should be used only on an occasional basis – for special events, rather than regular usage. It has to be prescribed by a doctor to make sure it is safe for you to have it because in a very limited number of people it may be unsafe to take these tablets for numerous reasons, or not advised at a particular time. These include women who are overweight, smokers, have liver disease, taking some other medications, or any other woman at risk of clotting – developing clots due to different reasons or medications or who have clotting disorders and some other relevant personal or family history.

This medication should only be taken on the advice of a doctor as these checks are not exhaustive and prescription is on individualised basis. Again, it is generally safe and widely prescribed for most women and I frequently prescribe it in my everyday practice.
Medroxyprogesterone acetate 10mgs twice or thrice daily is the alternative medication for those for which norethisterone is unsafe.

Women taking the combined oral contraceptive pill

If you are taking a fixed-combined oral contraceptive pill you can simply start the next pack without the usual seven-day break. It is safe to take two packs back-to-back in this way if done occasionally. You still only need to have A seven-day break at the end of these two packets.

If you are taking a triphasic or biphasic type of pill then you will need to take the last phase of the pills from the second pack immediately after finishing the first pack. Alternatively, you can change to a fixed-dose pill.

You should see your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure which pill you are taking. The pills most commonly used are fixed-dose. If it is triphasic or biphasic usually the colour of the pill or the packet will not be the same throughout the month.

So, no more period worries for those memorable or stressful times! 😊
For these medications, always consult your doctor and always read the information leaflet that comes with your medicine .
Hope this helps and I am happy to answer your questions.
Best Wishes,
Dr Adeola.


These are a few of my favourite things

These are a few of my favourite things

Hi guys 👋🏽, It’s been a minute or two! Hope you’re all good. I was so busy, leading up to the holidays that there was no time to blog. By the time my calendar cleared a bit, I’d been away for so long that it was hard to drag myself back.

Never mind that now as I’m back 😊. I thought it would be untoward not to blog before we end this year 2019. 2019 was good to me, it was a milestone year for me on different fronts – 10 years wedding anniversary, 40 years birthday (😱), I published my first book 😚 etc. Hope it was great for you too?

Remember last year I did a post on my favourite things (bought or gifts). Here are my favourite things for 2019…

2019 favorite things.

These are a few of my favourite things
  • Breville Blend Active ColourMix Family: This product is amazing as it allows you to make smoothies easily and what more, you can make for more people as it comes with four bottles. It works perfectly for my family as we are four and the lids come in different colours so everyone knows which is theirs. It’s fast, effective, makes smoothie making easy and saves on cleaning 😚.
These are a few of my favourite things
  • Bike cushion/pads: Anyone who spins or cycles will attest to how uncomfortable the saddle of those bikes can be. I spin – not that I enjoy it, but I find it very effective 😋. It was a struggle for a while, because of the discomfort. I was advised to buy padded cycling shorts but before I could purchase one, I discovered the saddle pads! It has been a game-changer for me since then. What more, they’re all over the place, I even found one at the pound store, oh yes only a pound! Thank me later 😊.
These are a few of my favourite things
  • Fairy/elf lights: Last Christmas, I got elf and Santa lights to decorate the boys’ room. It uses batteries and if you put a good quality one, it can last for a while. This elf lights have become my boys’ night light 😊. We used it the whole year and we’re still using it. It works very well and the boys really like it.
  • Oral-B Professional Care 600 Crossaction Electric Toothbrush: My husband’s dentist recommended an electric toothbrush to him 2 years ago. He started using it and couldn’t stop gushing about how effective it was and how I needed one. Stingy ‘me’ refused to budge, cause they’re quite pricey and I didn’t see anything wrong in using my normal toothbrush since they got the job done 🤷🏽‍♀️. So, early 2009, my husband picked it up as it was on sale! Oh my word! He was right all along, electronic toothbrushes are worth every dime you spend on them. They really get down to do the job and can get anywhere in your mouth. A good charge can give you a weeks’ use too. You can take advantage of the huge sales going on in most stores and grab yourself one, it’ll change your brushing game, trust me 😉.
  • Santa gift sacks: My Boys got this from their Aunty at Christmas and I think I was more excited about it than they were! *they were more interested in what was inside 😄. I’d actually tried to get them sacks and had previously searched on-line but was so spoilt for choice that I ended up not buying any😬. You see, I’m over wrapping papers, I mean they’re ripped off without any thoughts for the care used in picking it not to talk about the amount you pay for it! Moreover, we should all be conscious of the environment 😏. Even when gifting now, I go with gift bags as they can be re-used, I also always try not to write on the bags – yes, I’m that considerate 😏. The bags are big and can hold a lot of pressies, they’re attractive and can be personalized! No more Christmas present wrapping for me, ever! 😎

Aunty Lulu.


Putting up a Christmas Tree

Putting up a Christmas Tree

It’s December yayyyy! Certainly the most wonderful time of the year for me. Not only because we celebrate the birth of my saviour, but because my birthday is in this fabulous month. So have you put up your tree? I promised my dear friend Shwetu that I’ll put up this post just because she asked. Here it is folks,

What to consider when putting up a Christmas tree.

  • Location of the tree: You have to think of the right spot for your tree. Top on the list of what to consider is the size of the room. Ideally, it should be near a socket. It should also be out of people’s way – you can even re-arrange furniture if you have to.
  • Type of tree: You have to put some thoughts on the type of tree you want. Real pine tree or faux. Please bear in mind if you’re getting a real tree that they usually last 4 weeks. Personally, I prefer faux, we’ve had ours for 3 years and it’s still as good as new 😊. If you’re going this way, it’s advisable to invest in a high-quality tree.
  • Size of tree: You also have to decide the right size of the tree. Tall, stout, minute etc. This also has to do with the size of the room. A tree shouldn’t overwhelm the room. Ceiling height should also be considered.
  • When you want the tree put up. Tradition dictates that Christmas trees are out up at the beginning of Advent – fourth Sunday before Christmas. Some do it 12 days before Christmas or even Christmas eve. In the United States of America, the festive season officially starts after Thanksgiving, so the decorations come out the weekend after Thanksgiving which is the last Thursday of November. When you put up your tree is pretty much up to you.
  • Ornaments; You have to decide on the ornaments you want in your tree. The official Christmas colours are Pine green, Snow-white and Red. Gold and silver are also very common. There are now ornaments in different colours so if you don’t want the traditional colours you can have any of the various metallic colours in the market.

Okay, so what is needed for the set-up

Tree skirt: Don’t leave that tree naked! Get it a skirt 😄. They’re pretty and hide all the wires and things you don’t want to be seen so why not? It’s something you can do without though.

Tree. You definitely need a tree right 😃. Real pine, faux? Tall, short? Gigantic, minute? If you’re using a faux tree, I’ll advise you start spreading the branches as you setting up – from down up.

Elves – If you have willing assistants all good, and the more, the merrier – well sometimes 😐. And if it’s just you, that’ll do, I suppose…😉

putting up a Christmas tree

Music- I find it easier setting up the tree with some good music. Christmas songs readily come to mind but you can listen to whatever you want – especially if you’re working alone.

Decorations; Ornaments, trimmings whatever you call them! You’ll need decorations for your tree. Don’t forget the star for the topper, some prefer angels. And if you don’t like decorations on a tree, it’s perfectly alright.

Lights; Aren’t they the best part of a tree? Yellow lights, white lights, blue lights, red, blue and white lights… There’s so much out there, you’ll be spoilt for choice.

There you have it😁. Enjoy putting up your tree and if you have any good tips to share, please leave a comment 😉.