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Woman Crush Wednesday – Lulu Haangala

So its day two of my zed blogger challenge and I thought its Wednesday what better to write about that a female who inspires me. Now I won’t pretend to be deep and all that picking on someone whose name I can’t pronounce or spell right. No. I have decided to pick someone close to home. My big sister the beautiful 🙂 Luyando Haangala.. 

To some she is just some annoying loud little girl who jumps up and down in front of a camera making noise, to others she is a person they look at in awe and aspire to be like but for me she is my sister who is an amazing Mother to an even more amazing little girl, she is an amazing friend and she is an even more amazing sister.

the gorgeous Asante

What is so inspiring about her you may wonder? Her story. She may be an annoying loud little girl who jumps up and down in front of a camera making noise, but she had a dream to get behind the camera and she worked hard until she got that dream. I would like to go into depth about her struggle to get where she is today which is as one of the few delegates selected to the Washington Young African Leaders Fellowship, but I am not sure she would permit me to do so. She is probably saving that for her memoirs and I would not want to preempt that ;-). 

I remember her singing when she was 5 years old, in an off key voice of course (not every 5 year old is blessed with talent at that early age) but she knew what she wanted and guess what that 5 year old ended up being invited to sing for Zambia’s 1st Republican President!!!

the five year old with a voice that sings off key and a dream!!!

When she came back to Zambia, she had a dream of a future she wanted, many looked at her as a dreamer, others, laughed her off, others helped 🙂 and now she is slowly but surely watching her dreams come to light. 

Walt Disney said “All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.” I am grateful for my sister because she gives me the courage to pursue my dreams. She truly makes me believe that impossible is nothing. 

My name is Lweendo and I am a Zed Blogger x

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Mythical Muses

When I received the challenge for this month, I must say I was quite excited when I opened my mail and found it was an email from Martha, until I opened the email and I read it over and over and over and over again and I came up empty…. I was struggling to find what inspires me to write down my thoughts, to find my muse…I always say I am not the most creative person on the planet, in fact all my blog entries are nothing creative just me writing what I know personal experiences and all… thus the struggle to find what inspires me… I looked up the word muse, it is a mythical creature that inspired literature, poetry blah blah blah and for some reason certain works  portray muses as being sex goddesses and I can definitely say without a doubt that I do not have that!!!!! LOL…

My inspiration to blog, to write or to whip up something magical in the kitchen (yes cooking is art too!!!!) is self preservation if I am being honest. Its simply me trying to find a way not to let my thoughts and emotions bubble over and lead me into a downward spiral of depression and despair…lol…

So unless there is such a thing as inspiring yourself to write and I dont think such a thing exsits, lol, muses in my life are mythical..

Those are my two cents on the matter, my name is Lweendo and #Iamazedblogger Inline image 2


My First Award….


I should have posted this yesterday but its been a busy month so hopefully, Martha will bear with me and allow a late post for the January blogger challenge :)..

I received my first award nomination for the year 2014 from  and Jane  I must say I am pretty excited to put Lupita Nyongo to shame on the Red Carpert.. Whats that? there will be no official event?? *sighs* lol… anyway I was asked to answer the following questions below…

1. What do you think of the crop-top trend?

I love it and really wish I had the body to pull it off.. Chances are by the time I get the body to pull it off, it will be out of fashion 😦
2. If you could have any super-power, what would it be?

hmmmmm this is a tough one… permission to pass? thanks!!! All I know is that I would like to do good, to do something that matters.
3. Vampires or werewolves?

Vampires.  Werewolves would come with fleas and/ticks
4. What’s your favourite nail colour?

5. What’s your favourite healthy drink?

A home made smoothie comprising apples, pineapples, strawberries.. whatever fruit is available in the house really.
6. When was the last time you broke a sweat and why?

About three weeks ago when I was trying to exercise. I am fighting the post-pregnancy baby weight battle at the moment
7. What was your best accomplishment of 2013 and why?

The birth of my Son (yes I am one of those Mom’s who cant shut up about their offspring). He is such a blessing in my life and I am lucky to have him.
8. What does loyalty mean to you?

Wow, this is quite the loaded question ey. ummmm loyalty, for me it means a few more words that are seemingly void of definition as they are more feeling than anything..  that is trust, honesty, love…. those are the three words that come to mind…

9. How many pairs of shoes do you own?

errrr well I cant count on both hands, thats a good thing right? about 20 maybe lol paltry for a female I know.
10. What dish are you super great at making?

Oooooo I love cooking in fact 2014 will be spent perfecting the skill.But right now I am good at all things Chicken really. I make a pretty mean roast chicken..
11. Why do you blog?

I find writing as a healthy form of release of any emotion be it anger, happiness, frustration or sadness. The fact that someone out there gets to read my nonsense is quite the bonus.

So in accordance with the rules, I must nominate people and give them questions so here goes…

1. Heniretta

2. Muchemwa

3. Lombe 

4. Malama

5. Krytic

6. Maambo

7. Ntama

8. Shuko

Please answer the following questions

1. Why do you blog?

2. What is your favourite season?

3. Hero or Villain? why?

4. What is your favourite season?

5. What is your favourite music genre?

6. If you had the chance to change the world, what would you do?

7.  We all had dreams growing up, are you leaving your dream at the moment?

8.  What is your favourite beverage? alcoholic or non alcoholic.

9. If you could have anything right now? what would it be?

10. Cooking, cleaning or ironing?

11. What meal are you good at preparing?

This is really just a little PR to get more views on your blog and generally get noticed, please keep the chain going… see here for the rules..

Thank you for allowing me to waste 2 minutes of your valuable time..




My first..

I received my first #IAmAZedBlogger challenge for the month of January and I must say I was quite excited.. The challenge was to do something new and well write about it.. Well, I couldn’t think of a more befitting subject than my journey into the beautiful thing that is motherhood…

I met my son on the 25th of September 2013 and my life hasn’t been the same since, in a good way :-). Because of him I have experienced a lot of firsts like the first smile, the first poop diaper, yes even that was fun!!!!! Lol…. Anyway, I’m looking forward to many more firsts with him xx……

The reason for a lot of firsts to come :-)

The reason for a lot of firsts to come 🙂

My family.. Love these two to bits....

My family.. Love these two to bits….

My angel and I on our first vacation....

My angel and I on our first vacation….

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