Chapter 4 : Complete ✔️

Returning to my blog after such a lengthy hiatus always leaves me feeling somewhat ashamed 🙂 Like a mother who has abandoned her offspring and is now crawling back with her tail between her legs . I bring with me good news though! I passed my fourth year ! I am now officially a fifth [...]

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Life goes on . . .

It is I , the owner of this seemingly abandoned blog 🙂 It has been two three months since my last post and the only explanation that I have to excuse my hiatus is simply . . . Life.😅 Medical School Update Yes , I'm still in medical school😅. To put my first semester into perspective and [...]

Third Time’s A Charm !

Is it too early to crown a "best month of the year" ? February has exceeded my expectations thus far and it has not even reached its conclusion yet. Let me commence with a Lily Update because a great deal has occurred during this month 🙂 I have brand new spectacles and contacts . My vision had deteriorated since the last time I went to the optometrist [...]

Bienvenue 2017 🎇

The side effects of New Year's Eve revelry include an earth-shattering headache on the 1st of January  and languid limbs that ignore any decision you make to move.  2016 was a long , challenging and bittersweet year . As detailed in my year review , I went through a number of ups and downs. It is my hope [...]

Montages & Revelry

My annual Lilycation has been a tremendous success 🐳🐬🐚 These past 5 weeks have been my most enjoyable and relaxed weeks of the year. I opted not to apply for a holiday job and that left me with a lot of free time 😋 So much time that I was initially overwhelmed but I soon [...]

Protected: The Adventures of TinderLily : Part 3

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Melancholia and Epiphanies

Forgive my neglect of this wonderful oasis , I haven't exactly had the easiest past few weeks 😦  I had a "falling out" with a former high school friend of mine. I actually wouldn't term it a falling out .It was more like a wave of negative passive aggressive energy that I absorbed and took [...]

The Global Goals And Why I Care ✌✌

The United Nations released a list of goals that they have set aside to achieve by the year 2030. They are ambitious , dauntingly so ,but by no means impossible. If everyone in the world cared enough, we could easily accomplish these goals in the next five years .Fifteen years is, however, a long time [...]

The Pluviophile Diaries

During which Lily is a pluviophile. A lover of rain. Thanks to Cape Town's beautiful Mediterranean climate , we do not receive any snow in winter.There is a lot of rain, however .The pluviophile in me rejoices whenever I see overcast skies. I really love the rain. I love the transformation that the sky undergoes. Everything [...]

Upward and Onward

I have been nineteen for a grand total of two days and it has been simply magical ! I woke up on my birthday to a scrumptiously prepared buffet consisting of all my favourite food and raucous singing from my family (some of which are unable to hold a tune). I was serenaded by the [...]

Public Display of Affection Aversion Syndrome

Valentines day should also be known as "THE DAY SOME PEOPLE ARE EXTREMELY( AND QUITE FRANKLY UNNECESSARILY) PUBLIC WITH ALL THEIR AFFECTION AND MAKE EVERYONE ELSE WANT TO THROW THINGS AT THEM". I am of the opinion that, in a public setting, unless you are not (if not please ask yourself why) in possession of [...]

One Lovely Blog Award !

My sincerest thanks go to the lovely autumnscrubs for nominating me for this prestigious award 🙂 I would, however, like to offer my most heartfelt apology for not complying with the rules of the award sooner. During the course of the year 2014, I had already completed challenges of a similar nature (one on Instagram and [...]

The Power Of An Introvert

I have spent most of my holiday in a reflective haze. Being an introvert, reflection is a daily necessity in my life. I often take an hour out of each day just to think. Many people, my own parents included, have branded me weird because of this tradition of mine but it helps me maintain [...]

Holiday Shenanigans!

I have taken a pro-active stance on exterminating Pooch. I now exercise more regularly and kind of ( but not really ) eat more healthily. I went for a run, for the first time in months, a few days ago and it felt fantastic ! I ran for 2 hours without even realising it. I [...]