Archive for April, 2016

Culmination of the story

April 26, 2016

This week I handed in my undergrad dissertation. I couldn’t be happier that I have got to this point in my University career.


I am so excited to graduate and start a new adventure. The university of Aberdeen has been amazing and I am so happy that I chose this place! I will post a link of my dissertation here once it has been graded! A lot of students are handing in their dissertations at the moment and it is such a relief, I wish everyone good luck!


TEDxUniversity of Aberdeen

April 14, 2016

Hello, my lovelies!

I have been so busy with writing my dissertation and sending my husband abroad that I haven’t had the chance to blog. I decided to share an event that I volunteered for with you.

Couple of months ago I had the chance to volunteer for TEDxUniversity of Aberdeen. It was so amazing to hear talks about different areas of life. I wanted to share them with you.

Firstly, Toni Fisher spoke about learning macrocosmically. Starting with the statement “I can analyse poetry. You should hire me for the job.” Toni Fisher goes on to explore different ways in which education works.
Fuelled by her continued interest in trying to empower and encourage learners to be able to learn anything and everything, she challenges common conceptions of STEM and Liberal Arts by exploring the differences of macrocosmically and microcosmically approaching education.

Secondly, Emre Üşenmez explores how crude oil prices are established while emphasising on the role pricing agencies play in this process. Reactions to the pricing scandals such as proposed EU regulations and internal process changes are discussed. With a strong research background in Petroleum, Energy Economics and Finance as well as Oil and Gas Law the speaker then elaborates on his proposal of “doing nothing” to fix the price manipulations.

Thirdly, Dr Tania Fahey Palma talks about the power of meaningful communication in professional and daily life. She is a strong believer in the importance of human connections, and will be sharing her ideas on the power of communicating and engaging with others meaningfully in the workplace and beyond.

Fourthly, Ian Marr Ian Marr passionately advocates the Social Impact Investment Partnership designed by YMCA. It is an inspiring idea about innovative ways to finance charities. The freely available legal documents can be used by charities as a new form of funding and by governments as an innovative way of financing preventative measures. The talk also highlights the importance of strong communities.

Lastly, Dr Tharaka Gunarathne (my favourite to beat the blues) is sharing his inspiration and techniques on how people can alter their thinking patterns to achieve better outcomes in life. This motivational talk gives a framework for shifting the way you think: Dream, Visualise, and Claim.

All these speakers know their area and what they are speaking about – it was an absolute delight to work with them and hear them speak.

PS those cupcakes were yummy!

Stand Free wherever you may be

April 5, 2016

This weekend I had the chance to attend a football game at Pittodrie for the last time before my hubby moves away. I absolutely love football! I started a conversation with my husband about Pittodrie and football 3.5 years ago and now we are married! So we put our Aberdeen tops on and cheered for the Dons!

Here is us in the morning before heading to the game! Sporting our Aberdeen tops.


The football lovers side of the Family


After the Dons scored their second goal!


Well happy with their win against Hamilton. Aberdeen won 3-0. Afterwards, we went to my sister-in-law’s house and celebrated with pizza and Shloer.

Love a football and family day!

Lots of love,



If we choose Christ, we will have made the correct choice.

April 5, 2016


Here are some quotes and a lovely invitation to join us for conference. If you missed out on it – you can find all the messages on It was absolutely amazing and I still need to catch up with a session and few talks but truly believe that all these talks are inspired. I would definitely recommend listening to Dieter F. Uchtdorf and Jeffrey R. Holland who are blunt and honest but that’s what we need!


Lots of love,


Come, Join With Us

April 1, 2016

As I mentioned in my first blogpost, I am a Mormon. This weekend, we have a great opportunity to listen to the Prophet Thomas S Monson. Twice a year we have General Conference when we have a chance to hear the present-day revelation. As important as it is to keep myself physically healthy and fed, it is important to be spiritually fed. As the conference starts tomorrow, I wanted to share two talks that I keep close to my heart.

Firstly, Dieter F Uchtdorf speaks in his talk about what our church is about and invites you to come along! This reminds us that the Church is perfect but the people in it are not. (If you expect to find perfect people here, you will be disappointed.)

He speaks:

‘If you seek truth, meaning, and a way to transform faith into action; if you are looking for a place of belonging: Come, join with us!

If you have left the faith you once embraced: Come back again. Join with us!

If you are tempted to give up: Stay yet a little longer. There is room for you here.

I plead with all who hear or read these words: Come, join with us. Come heed the call of the gentle Christ. Take up your cross and follow Him.

Come, join with us! For here you will find what is precious beyond price.’

This speaks so much truth!

The second talk is by Cheryl A. Esplin, she speaks about being an instrument in the Lord’s hand. Showing true love of Christ and offer service to our fellowmen.

She speaks:

‘All of us can incorporate some service into our daily living. We live in a contentious world. We give service when we don’t criticize, when we refuse to gossip, when we don’t judge, when we smile, when we say thank you, and when we are patient and kind.

Other kinds of service take time, intentional planning, and extra energy. But they are worth our every effort. Perhaps we could start by asking ourselves these questions:

Who in my circle of influence could I help today?

What time and resources do I have?

In what ways can I use my talents and skills to bless others?

What might we do as a family?’

What a beautiful thought! We can serve and love others by just being patient and kind. I hope I can serve my family and friends each day.

I was a Stranger: Love One Another – here is a little video about loving one another!

If you liked these two thoughts, come and join us at the General Conference that you can access online! You do not have to sit and listen to all talks at once, they will all be uploaded, so you can listen to them anytime you would like!

I am very excited for the General Conference this year.


Lots of love,



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