Netflix and Chill? Errm Maybe not!

Did someone say netflix and chill during quarantine? Yo! I got excited about this concept because at least I have an account (nah fam… only perching from someone’s account). Fellas, the real problem was data. ‘Data oh Data’!

Can anyone point me to a data provider in Ghana with high speed and low bills with which I can netflix and chill for a month. Or am I being unrealistic? I literally compiled all my favorite tv shows and sat there laughing so hard at myself since the 15gb of data purchased earlier in the month was exhausted after watching 10 episodes of Dynasty on Netflix. I think I am done Netflix and chilling for the whole year!

One thing I enjoy and miss during my travels outside Ghana especially to Europe is free internet! Yes no shame whatsoever… lol. Now that this option is closed, I have to find other ways of watching all my shows without emptying my account!

Sad to say but your girl ain’t netflixing and chilling no more. Will rather read all the books resting elegantly on my bookshelf.

I’m curious to know what shows you’ve been binge watching on Netflix though.

With love

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ThatAshantigirl

News Flash! I’m an Artist…Rona made me do it

Hey guys…Its been a while. How are yáll surviving this Covid-19 situation? Am I the only one who has gotten used to this quarantine lifestyle? Anyway, I am pretty sure a lot of you have found out you are capable of so many skills you didn’t know or you may have been forced to pick up these skills due to the lockdown.

I happen to fall in the category of those who have ignited new passions and also learnt a thing or two due to Aunty Rona. So when Rona hit and my government decreed a lockdown, I quickly contacted an art supplier and got a couple of art supplies that would last the duration of the lock down. I already had been gifted a set of canvas in December so I was all set. Hmmm.. who knew they’d come in handy!

So I started painting during the weekends and on days that i’d feel determined or inspired to paint. Fun fact is that I studied Visual Arts in school and specialised in picture making so this was really nothing new. Another fun fact is that I have been a creative person since my youngins. It came as no surprise when I opted to study Visual Arts in School. My teachers were a bit disappointed with that choice since those kind of courses were not appreciated in those days. My Dad (bless his soul) was excited that I was going to study that as he knew what I was capable of. Lets just say on his numerous trips abroad, he’d always get me paint brushes and water colors. That “dude” knew me! Damn! ( of course Christy! He was your Dad! lol).

Anyway I digress, so I begun painting again. The first couple of paintings were not so bad. I think I am better now. Below are a couple of works I have done which I must say I am very proud of. I started off by watching some youtube tutorials then painting from my imagination and from pictures that I loved.

Follow my art page on instagram to see more art pieces from me. @artandfoodgeek

So what do you think? If you have started painting, do let me know how it is going. Are you having fun with it? Remember, the most important thing is to have fun with it. Same thing applies to any hobby you have discovered.  Don’t beat yourself when it’s not coming out as great as you want it to. lol. You can always try again. The most important thing is that you are happy doing what you love!

Aside painting on canvas, I also painted my bedroom! Yes, Rona made me do it! It took me 2 days. I laid in bed for a whole day because my legs disowned me. lol! Mehn! My hat off to the professional painters out there. Ohh.. I also turned into a Chef! Thanks to instagram and youtube I am able to whip up food I’d usually buy out. lol! I have also started a vegetable garden. Hoping to harvest my first produce by August/September. Guys!!! Rona got us being Jack of all Trades. Lol!

What have you discovered you can do these past few months? I’d love to know. 🙂

With love Always

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ThatAshantiGirl

Home Gardening- Rona made me take it to another level!

Yikes (I don’t know if yikes is a better word for something you are excited to do) Guys, I am now a full time plant mama!! hahah. I am into vegetable gardening now! I started this earlier in the year but got consumed with work and it fell alongside the way. But thanks to Rona, I work from home now and able to spend more time in my little garden. I love the concept of growing what you eat. It is sexy and healthy. Yup Food is my love language wink wink.

I recently saw a couple of pallet designs on pinterest and my oh my I fell in love with those and knew instantly that they belonged to my home to complement my sorry garden. I dreamt of days when I harvest my carrots and spring onions a.k.a Scallions (they sound more sexy innit? lol). It looks like that is about to be a reality. So I am currently growing tomatoes, garden eggs, peppers, bell peppers, carrots, spring onions, cocoyam (spot the Kontomire) and Plantain. I am so excited y’all!

I will update you in a couple of months to show you the progress we are making. Yipeee. My mom has even begun taking this serious. It is refreshing to know that I can positively influence her to revive her old hobby.

Do you also have a garden? Or a farm? Pleaseeee share realistic tips with me okay. The internet has so many things to say that gets confusing at times. Lol.

With love

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ThatAshantiGirl

Working From Home

Working from home. Gosh! I loved that term when I started working. I thought it was a “boujee” thing to say you know… “Oh no, I’m not coming in tomorrow. I will be working from home“, “Oh hey… I’m working from home today cos I don’t feel like driving to work“… and soo many excuses I’d give just so I could work from home. lol! Now I am officially fed up! Yo I am DONE!! When is outside gonna open again? I miss my office and strangely, the traffic I sit in on my way back. lol!

How are you all coping with this? For those working from home, are you at the point where you have worked in almost every space in your house? The only place left for me is my bathroom! Thankfully I had a home office desk built about 2 years ago in my bedroom. That is where I most often work from. One thing that keeps me disciplined each time is making my bed each time I wake up. Once my bed is made, there is no way I will get back on no matter how tempting it may look.

My little home office space in my bedroom. (Pinterest inspired the concept)
Another thing that has helped me is making a to-do list everyday and also regularly chatting with my team members. It makes me sane! Gosh sometimes I feel so alone. Thankful for friends and family who I can quickly hit up during moments like this.

I jokingly applied make-up and dressed up one morning as if to go to work, lol, but ended up wiping it off cos Sis! the heat was unbearable. Yes I don’t own an A/C in my room. Lmao! Who sent me? haha. I am even beginning to wonder whether my earring hole won’t be blocked by the time outside opens since I don’t even bother to wear earrings now.

Oh my gosh, who else has been wondering how they’re going to fit into their clothes when outside opens and life gets back to normal (will it ever?). I tried on a skirt and excitedly folded it back into my wardrobe quickly!! Wondering why I said excitedly? Fam!! I have been wanting to put on a few kilos! Rona is making that possible and I am excited to say the least. But how on earth am I going to fit back into my clothes if I don’t slow down with this impulsive eating. Yikes!

Working from home now has become the new normal. I guess I just have to really get used to it and psych myself for it as well. Anyone got any tips on how they are surviving this? I will be waiting and watching this space for y’all to share your survival tips with me. Who knows I may adopt some of them and get you some feedback.

With love

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ThatAshantiGirl