Education In Africa

I was just thinking about African culture and education. Do you know education was only meant for males and girls were not allowed to attend school. Somehow it sounds fun and i kind of wish i lived in those times to be the first one to oppose that. But times have changed,actually now girl child is being put in for front until one thinks the boy child have been forgotten. However we still have pastoral communities who only think girls are meant to stay at home and be wives. They even circumcise them despite the government being against it. Right now it has become a fight between culture and policies.

Anyway i am glad things have changed.

I love Tom And Jerry

Last night when we came back, my little baby was shouting tom and jerry so I put it for him to watch will I made dinner. When his dad came back he wanted watching a match but my kid kept screaming until hubby had no choice but to leave it for him. After our dinner we all sat down and we didn't even know when we started watching tom and jerry with my kid. My hubby was laughing so loud I had to warn him about our neighbours but he kept laughing. When my kid dozed off on the couch, I expected hubby to tune back his ball but rather he drew near to the television and kept laughing, I couldn't help but laugh as I thought I was the only adult that enjoyed watching tom and jerry. Do you watch tom and jerry?

Orphan kids are our responsibility.

Hello friends. I have started giving some donation to orphanage since last few months as it gives some solace to my mind. Since childhood I always had a dream to help such kids once I will start earning of my own and now I have fulfilled it. It's not that I have started earning now. I have been earning since last 15 years but earnings were so small for me and my family's needs but now I have released that it's right time now to do some charity. And  I tell you guys I am happy with it. It's good to get blessings of such kids. It's really as surprise why people don't think of it they must donate some part of their earnings for them as they too our responsibility. It's just their ill fate that they don't have anyone to take care of and it might have happened with us too.

Protect Yourself From The Flu

It seems like the flu is running rampant through cities and towns all across the states.  Unfortunately, it seems the CDC is reporting that the flu vaccine this year missed the mark, and there is little to no protection from the strain currently running amok.  There have already been reports of at least 15 deaths attributed to the flu this season, and we have not yet reached the peak of influenza season which is somewhere in February/March.  As you venture out into the world, be sure to protect yourself from the flu!

1)  Hand washing.  Good hand washing is your number one protection against viruses.  Wash your hands often and well with warm soapy water.  Be sure to scrub under fingernails and past your wrists.

2) Avoid shopping and outings at peak hours.  To avoid large crowds and potential germs, avoid doing your necessary shopping when the crowds and the potential for flu transmission is the highest.

3) Wipe down carts before using.  Toss a travel size packet of Clorox wipes in your purse or pocket and wipe down those surfaces that are frequently touched by the public.

4) Use a corner of your jacket or a paper towel to open doors, especially to restrooms.  Anywhere that fingers linger, so does the flu virus.

5)  Keep your hands away from your face.  Transmission of the flu virus is often caused by hands to the nose and mouth area after touching infected surfaces.  Keep your hands away from your face and wash them frequently.

6)  Stay away from that Cold and Flu aisle!  If you must venture into the Cold and Flu medicine aisle for some reason, leave your kids at home or in sight off the aisle, cover your mouth, and touch as little as possible.  Remember that sick people head right to that aisle and pick up boxes to read while coughing and sneezing.  It is a cauldron for viruses.

7)  Avoid public indoor play areas whenever possible.  Kids are germ traders.  It is best to avoid arcades and indoor play centers during the peak of flu season.  All the precautions in the world are not going to help if your child sticks an infected toy in his/her mouth.

Has The Great British Bake off made Brits Better Bakers?

One of 2014's big events here in the UK was another series of The Great British Bake Off for many this has become an annual obsession with it's winning format of baked goods, rising temperatures, mistakes and the over use of the phrase "Soggy Bottom".

Those who have shares in Tesco eagerly await the shows arrival as sales of flour, sugar and cake decorating sundries never fail to go through the roof as the uk becomes gripped in a baking frenzy trying to emulate the creations the contestants offer up each week.

So After 5 years of the show I can't help but wonder how much of an effect the show has had on our baking abilities as we a nation. Have all those hours in the kitchen left us searching for more complicated recipes in order to shower our loved ones with sugary filled treats? Have we trawled the internet in search of ever more complicated recipes to perfect

Well according to Google trends we have not with the five most popular cake recipe searches being

1. Chocolate Cake

2. Lemon Drizzle Cake

3. Banana Cake

4 Carrot Cake

5 Sponge Cake

Looking at that list alone it doesn't look like we are striving for new heights in the world of baking. But hope is not lost. Any mother in the country with access to facebook,  instagram or a pintrest obsession will be able to see a very different picture emerging, as an army of friends share pictures of their increasingly mouth watering and creative baked goods.

This army of mothers is making their creations with little helpers standing beside them learning and dreaming up creations of their own. So while our generation may be rediscovering the basics and experimenting, our army of mini bakers are doing the same and when they gain control of the kitchen baking won't know what hit it

And I for one can't wait to see and taste the results.

Hydro Bills !

In Canada we call the electric bills Hydro bills, mostly because our electric power is from waterfalls or source of water.I am now sitting here writing to you snuggled up in blankets on my desk chair LOL. I am writing with my gloves on because I am not wanting to turn a small heater on to heat my bedroom.

In recent years that I have lived in my apartment (I have been here 13 years) I have used the electric heat in the ceiling to heat it and my bills have been $400 a month. This is more than I make a week. I now only heat my bedroom in the winter and it's time to turn the heater on because I can see my breath as I am writing this post.

I Hit The Wall!

Well I have hit the provebial wall.As in I can't think of what to write about.I hate writers block and it really hasn't been a big issue since I got here .I guess because everything is new.But today, well at least for the last few minutes, it has got me stumped.Usually I can go to socil media sites like Twitter, Facebook, Google + and see something that sparks my interest but not so much today.Maybe they all have writers block too!And this is Tuesday which is just a weird day anyway.

Of course the good thing about CGP is that when that happens you can just go interact.Yes writing is good, but like I said, I post five maybe six posts a day usually.I have never been to the ten post a day limit since I got here.And I seem to do alright.So writer's block is not a death sentence here at all.Maybe it means it's just time to do other things.