Surviving Post-Graduate Study

Tips & Tricks By January 23, 2016 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , 7 Comments

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“What on earth?” is the question I kept asking myself during my masters year. I thought I had been through the eye of the needle in terms of academic feats; having passed through a grueling 6 month foundation course in science and engineering (i.e. a-levels in 6 months) and a three year hell ride in Electronic Engineering, I thought “What could be tougher than that?”. Boy, was I in for a treat.

I studied for a masters degree after a painful 3 years of engineering and I did this for two reasons:
1. I wanted to pursue that line of work
2. I’m Nigerian, I had no choice (I joke)….but do I?

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#GOALS

Tips & Tricks By January 7, 2016 Tags: , , , , , , , , , 5 Comments

Another year is upon us and I’m so grateful we are all here in one piece. I also mourn those that did not make it into the year and I pray for eternal rest for those who passed away recently.

On a lighter note, this time of year sees many lists being made and habits being dropped or picked up. I feel like there is something about the start of the year that provides a new energy and motivation, I love it. Even though the reality is we simply went from Thursday to Friday (but let’s not talk about that), it’s all about the new!

If you’ve already set your goals and are doing well by today Jan 8th, well done. If you’ve already fallen off, get back on. And if you haven’t set any at all, get to setting!

Here’s a guide to help set yourself up for success on your 2016 goals.

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Christmas Gift Guide

Lifestyle By December 11, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , 2 Comments

Gifts Gifts Gifts! Here’s an array of some amazing Christmas gifts I think your loved ones would adore.

Click images for info on each item

For Him < £100

Silentpool

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Books I Read in 2015

Lifestyle By December 5, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , 10 Comments

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Hello Lovely people,

I’m in reflective mode already, it’s only the 5th of December! LOL.

At the beginning of this year, it felt like I had been through some massive changes; I had recently started a new job, I had just graduated from my masters degree and I spent new year’s without my family :(. I felt like a foal learning to walk for the first time, It was a whirlwind of emotions.

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Closed: TRP Christmas Giveaway

Lifestyle By December 2, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , , 10 Comments

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Hello beautiful people,

Christmas is my favourite time of the year for many reasons; I get to spend time with my family, it’s a celebration of the birth of Jesus and most of all…CHRISTMAS CAROLS!! 😀

ALSO, About this time last year I began my blogging journey. It’s been quite intermittent but i’ve promised to be more consistent (New Year Resolution ;)).

To celebrate this jolly season, 3 lucky individuals will be receiving the items below.

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Powerlist Influencers Dinner

Lifestyle By November 30, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , No Comments

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Last week I was privileged to attend the 2016 Powerlist Influencers Dinner hosted by Powerful Media at the V&A museum. The event was in partnership with Lloyds Banking Group and Ernst & Young, with Thompson Reuters as the main sponsor.

The Powerlist is a yearly publication which highlights the top 100 most influential Britons of African and Caribbean Heritage. It also highlights individuals who are considered rising stars in their fields and as such are pegged to themselves feature on the list in the near future. The number one individual on the Powerlist this year was none other than Lord Lieutenant of Greater London, Ken Olisa. The list also recognised the likes of Sir Lenny Henry (Actor and campaigner), Steve McQueen (Film Director), Lewis Hamilton (Three-time Formula 1 World Champion), Adrian Joseph (MD, Enterprise Analytics Services EMEA, Google) and many more successful people.

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Hello, it’s me

Lifestyle By November 8, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , 3 Comments

Hello Lovelies,

I couldn’t help myself with that title, Adele is a musical goddess. If that just went over your head please stop what you’re doing and go listen to Adele’s new song “Hello”.

Please don’t hang me for not posting for ages (even though I deserve it)….MERCY!! Not only have I been busy, I have also been going through some changes. While change can be tough and soul draining, it’s always good!

Hand on heart, I will be more consistent with posting with the few weeks remaining in this year. I will be even more consistent in the new year (New year’s resolution LOCKED DOWN)

On to the topic du jour,

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Your First Job : 7 Things you Should Know

Tips & Tricks By July 23, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , 1 Comment

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Hello Lovelies,

Over here in the UK it’s coming to the end of graduation season so I’d like to start this post by saying a huge congratulations to all those who have graduated over the past few weeks (or will be in the next few). Well done to you all.

Some of you may have landed jobs and others may be looking. For the former, congratulations and for the latter, do not despair. And also for the entrepreneurs, You are the future! Don’t stop! (get it get it)

I really am hoping this post will be of some help to some of you out there. Here are 7 tips to help you on your first job after university.

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Dalston Yard Street Feast

Food, Pop Ups By June 21, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , , , , No Comments

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Hello Lovelies,

A few weekends ago, I made my way over to Dalston Yard street feast and I am convinced, street food is KING.

I felt like a kid in an amusement park with only so many coupons to try out rides, in this case cash represented the coupons. So Imagine my delight when I found out that card payments were accepted at some stalls (10 points for technology).

Back to the story. Food Feast is a weekly ‘festival’ of sorts run by a group of people. To my knowledge they are in Dalston Junction and Lewisham.

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Amsterdam

Europe, Travel By May 11, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , No Comments

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Hello Lovelies,

Long time no post..It has been a busy few months, but believe me when I say I am still very much here. For more frequent updates on the happenings of Reet Petite please follow reet.petite on Instagram.

Now, before I went to Amsterdam I was skeptical.I had heard lots and lots about this city of drugs, alcohol and sex that some call sin city of Europe.However, I have been there and back and I can wholeheartedly report that whilst Amsterdam IS all those things, it is also much more. There is so much culture and history seeping out of every street corner and the people are ridiculously friendly.

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