The Happy List {#2} 

The Happy List is a new series that has replaced Five Things series which I found myself struggling to do. It’s a lovely post idea and I enjoyed it for all of 24/25 weeks before I threw in the towel. To such it came across as boosting that oooh look at me and the awesome things I did. And to others it was just a lovely series but since I can’t please everyone I chose to please me. The Happy List will document all the awesome things that made me happy each ending week. The little things in life that I normally don’t think much of and neglect. As well as the bigger things that made me happy.

The Happy List

The Happy List {#2} 

The second week of The Happy List has been totally epic in my book. I have been able to do so much towards my 30 before Thirty bucketlist and I am excited. Because I don’t wanna jinx it I won’t share much but sharing I certainly will do.

{•} As part of my 30 Countries Before 30, I have 5 Countries left to complete my personal project. This week I have been able to book 1.5 countries and I am very excited about it. I say 1.5 because I will only spend 10 hours or less in one of the countries. It’s because I will be on route to my final destination to start my pre-30th birthday celebrations.

{••} Regular readers know last year I managed to pass my driving test with 4 days to spare. I had made a promise to myself that I should accomplish this before 2016 ended. {I did}. This week the driving licence that I had been fighting with DVLA  for the last 4 months finally came. Now I can start car shopping, hopefully finance will be nice to me.

{•••} Earlier in the week I received an invite asking if I would like to review a restaurant. I have never done restaurant review before so I was pretty excited. And best part I get to take a guest and I chose my sister to go with to London. We’ve decided to make a day out of it, follow my Instagram accounts to see where we are today. @ajulydreamer and @myrabev

Scary Experience

{••••} Three weeks ago whilst in Zambia attending a friend’s wedding I got bitten by a bug. At that point it was just slightly itchy and resembled a tiny pimple. I didn’t think much of it then and even when I return until this week when I found it had grown. It went from being a tiny pimple into something that resembled a ringworm. My mother is a nurse so naturally called her and we tried traditional remedies first (yes I know nurse or not she’s still African).

That didn’t seem to help much until she told me of a program she saw on TV about a girl who had same thing as me. But in her case there were maggots under the skin which the bug laid. I was petrified and we tried the apply Vaseline and if anything moves prick it. It turned out I didn’t have maggots but I still called my doctor who prescribed antibiotic plus my mum who proposed I buy each cream.

Neither of them have I got nor used because on Friday the entire thing dried up and the dead skin fell off and now its new skin which it’s slightly sore. It’s all better now thankfully 😅

And there you have it folks, The Happy List with all the scares and wonderful happenings. Hope you’ve had a blessed week and good luck with the start of the new one. 



  1. Ickle Pickle
    May 23, 2017 / 7:09 pm

    Oh that bug bite sounds horrible. Yay to planning more travels 🙂 Kaz

  2. May 22, 2017 / 8:01 pm

    Except for the bug bite ,it’s a perfect list .Great news about the restaurant review.Have a wonderful day in London with your sister .Work and pleasure !

  3. Kate Veggie Desserts
    May 22, 2017 / 11:22 am

    A happy list is lovely! Glad that you’ve nearly completed your countries to visit list, but horrible about a worrying bug bite!

  4. Elena Stevkovska
    May 21, 2017 / 9:27 pm

    It’s a great idea to have a happy list and I’m glad you like to travel in so many countries. Sorry for your bug bite experience but I guess that’s the price we pay for new experiences.

  5. May 21, 2017 / 7:57 pm

    Big congratulations to you for your driving licence … Your Happy list idea is awsome … Thank you for sharing with us 😊

  6. Amanda Joynson
    May 21, 2017 / 6:49 pm

    I love the idea of the happy list! I really need to get started on my 30 before 30 list too, the years are flying byes fast! You sound like you are kicking butt girl, well done x

  7. Deepa Malhotra Gandhi
    May 21, 2017 / 5:58 pm

    The happy list idea is great. Its good to write down all the happy things at the end ofthe week. Congrats on passing the driving test and scary experience was really scary as I am terrified of insects.

  8. May 21, 2017 / 11:30 am

    I get so paranoid getting bit buy a bug. Also so cool you have a few countries left on your list to visit.

  9. Olujorby Chemqueen
    May 21, 2017 / 10:40 am

    I can understand how you feel when bitten by a bug. Thanks for sharing you experience.

  10. Jhilmil Bhansali
    May 21, 2017 / 9:55 am

    Its so important to share the happiness & get others the same feel too.. & ya have a great pre Bday bash with your travel target..Tc for the scary things specially the bugs!

  11. twinklingtina
    May 21, 2017 / 9:32 am

    Omg getting bitten by unknown bugs is damn scary. Thank God that it didn’t get really bad. Take care

  12. Anne Wright
    May 21, 2017 / 9:26 am

    i think i will be creating one soon. thank you for posting and I hope you have a great weekend too!

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