Hey! How are you doing?

I’ll be honest and say it did feel like a Saturday to me today. But I guess that’s because I had a half day at work yesterday and after being home at about 3 pm, it felt strange that the next day should be a working day. But at least it’s Friday.

How was your week? I think I had a pretty okay one. If I can’t remember anything that happened, then I guess it wasn’t that exciting.

The last time I wrote these notes though, I mentioned I had to attend a masked party. So that was good, and I quickly realised how for someone who wears glasses, a masked party is a bit of a dilemma – between the need to wear the mask, and the need to have your glasses on and just have clear eyesight. I did see an older man wear his glasses on top of the mask – but decided against it, lest I be the butt of everyone’s jokes! If I didn’t even attempt to wear contacts on my wedding day, I’m not sure what would make me give them a try.

Yesterday, I realised that it’s sale season in most of my favourite shops. And I had zero clue. Which was weird. I use to look forward to sale season pretty much in order to cop a few good pieces. But now when I think of shopping, I think of decor items for the house. Is that what being an adult means? Ok, well maybe not exactly because I’ve been debating getting a new hand bag or a new camera – one of those small ones with WIFI for ease of transferring photos to your phone.  And then the sad-ish thing about summer sale in the UK, means that Autumn and Winter is fast approaching! Not my fave.

I’ve also been thinking about Time a lot – and how that should not be a hindrance to your dreams, if you just keep moving and as long as there’s life and good health. I was thinking about this, when I realised that just this time three years ago, we moved to the UK – after our wedding.

I remember thinking, I was just about to start law school in the UK for a year and still had a 2 year training process ahead of me. But just like that, all that is over. In retrospect, it did feel like forever – especially on tough days, but now it’s all done. Also, Tee and I had a laugh about how empty our house was when we moved in – no couch, no bed, no nothing. And trust me it stayed like that for a while! But those memories are actually priceless. It’s the same way some of my friends who started their PhDs and undergraduate degrees here have now finished. Can you imagine how the finish line may have seemed so far ahead to them at that time?

I may have rambled on, but it’s more or less a note to me and you – time shouldn’t be the reason you fail to pursue your dreams or just because it hasn’t happened yet, be the reason you quit. Time would fly!

Ok, enough motivational talk. The weather has been so good here that I’m considering a picnic in the park. We haven’t had one this summer, and the bright sunshine shall be gone soon. I also recently started watching Black-ish. Some bits are funny, some not so much. And I’m also curious about this show called Love Island. It’s literally everywhere on my Twitter timeline. Do you watch it?

I’m also itching to watch the Netflix documentary called ‘What the Health’ – which seems to make everyone go vegan once they watch it. Do I really really want to give up meat. Can I really? Interesting that I read this week somewhere that veganism is now a protected right that cannot be discriminated against – so it was wrong to put up a job application and say ‘vegans are unable to apply’. 

Here are some fun links you might enjoy this weekend:

~ If like me, you’ve developed a love for house plants then here are some house plants to fill your home with, and after mine almost died, this post on caring for your house plant might be useful.

~ I really enjoyed this What’s in a Name piece by Osemhen. I laughed out loud when I realised her name was also Jennifer. (Don’t call me that!). I really only told people my name was Jennifer if I didn’t think I’d see them again.

~ If your Summer body is banging, like Ufuoma’s, she shares her enviable swimsuit collection and where to buy some. I wouldn’t have considered buying a bikini from Amazon, but I’m glad she’s opened my eyes to that. Seeing one for $5.99 makes me wish I had a holiday planned.

~ Interestingly I granted two interviews recently, and you can catch up on them. First is this interview with the W Community – on being a lawyer + blogger and finding balance and second interview on For Creative Girls on blogging productively, inspiration and sharing personal stories.

~ If you’re trying to be minimalist and avoid unnecessary purchases and clutter, here’s 6 things you don’t need and should stop buying. Might be helpful to start with one or two.

What have you read or watched recently that was fun or isnpiring. Please feel free to leave a link in the comment section for others to enjoy!

Blog spotlight

If you haven’t already, please check out AfomaUmesi.com – especially if you’re a book lover. I was just thinking to myself last night how reading a book is one thing that clears my head and somewhat transfers me to another world. Asides Afoma’s review of amazing books, she’s just started this segment called BOOK’D which I think is fab, as she speaks to various readers on their book choices and everything else book related!

I hope you have a lovely weekend, and an even better week ahead. What are your plans?

Love, 

Kachee… Xx


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  1. ADAORA NWAJIAKU

    July 21, 2017 at 14:31

    Lol @ “vegans are unable to apply”. That’s insane.Hi Kachi!What are my plans? There is this House on the Rock- ‘The African Praise Experience’ TAPE praise concert happening today, at 8pm! Chioma Jesus is coming, so i’m thrilled.Stay home Saturday morning and afternoon cos there are elections in Lagos. Rest a lot, I hope! Church- Sunday! Etc. Lol.Nice article as always love, have a good weekend,xo!

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    • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

      July 21, 2017 at 14:33

      In their defence, it was a job that had to do with tasting food. But I guess the argument was that it’s wrong to discriminate by saying ‘vegans can’t apply’. A praise experience sounds good! And that’s true re elections. Well, a bit of rest never hurt anyone. Enjoy! Xx

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  2. Dee Olateru

    July 21, 2017 at 15:36

    Loved the interview with W community, especially the part about the challenges of transitioning careers one from one part of the world to another and how it takes more than good work. So so true based on my experience to. Its a bit of a mindset shift and it takes conscious effort to balance making sure you’re not ‘left behind’ with retaining one’s authentic self at work.

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  3. Muna

    July 22, 2017 at 08:37

    ah, always refreshing reading your posts. It’s been a minute I stopped by and this is actually my first time reading your friday notes. Love it and time to catch up on all I missed! Btw love love your homepage picture <3

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    • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

      July 25, 2017 at 15:53

      Thank you Muna for the love! Good to see you here again 🤗🤗

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  4. Bababi

    July 23, 2017 at 10:24

    Thank you for the time-based motivational speech. I needed that.

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  5. Demilade

    July 23, 2017 at 18:46

    You’re right Kachee, the fear of time shouldn’t stop us from achieving our goals. I read one time that deciding not to do something because it’ll take you 5 years and you’ll be xyz years old when you’re done doesn’t make sense because whether you do it or not you’ll still be xyz years old in 5 years so you might as well go out and pursue your dream. That has always stuck with me.I’ll read your interviews for sure and I’ll also check out the documentary if I can. I’ve been thinking of going vegan (not permanently ) and maybe the documentary will convince me. I’m also glad you shared a link on minimalism as I’ve been watching videos on that lately and my newest post is even about that. Check it out if you like? :)Hope you had a fab weekend. xxCoco Bella Blog

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  6. Aisha

    July 26, 2017 at 09:42

    Catching up on this post and I love the timely Time message here. Just do it!Really loved the piece on “What’s in a name?” My siblings have had constant names all their lives with their Arabic names as the middle one which they get called with just by my mum or very few people. But somehow my mum registered my Arabic name as my first name from primary school and it was sorta difficult to change. I loveeee my name though and my original first name which is a Yoruba name but not a very common one, I still get called by the “original” first name at home and by close family/friends. Saw your comment about breech births! My late brother was born breech and they call those who came out with legs Ige (The Vanguard) kinda like a warrior name but we never really called him that except we were telling stories or just playing around.I hate that my other brother has a kid now that he calls Michelle and it sorta makes me cringe. Not when she has beautiful Yoruba and Arabic names. Besides she’s named after my late brother but they don’t call her any of the names except my mum who calls the Arabic name. I hope she grows up to pick one of her other names. Shoutout to Michelle Obama though. LoolAnother epistle! Hehehe. But it made me bookmark Osemhen’s blog, definitely gon be catching up on her posts.

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  7. Grace Smart

    July 27, 2017 at 11:23

    I like the plants one. I’m hoping to have some beautiful plants around my house when I marrywww.liveinibadan.blogspot.com

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  8. Ufuoma

    July 27, 2017 at 16:20

    Weirdly, I am also thinking of going Vegan or at least giving it a try but my tastebuds will be needing some serious training. It’s already really selective. I can’t even eat a salad without feeling like I am punishing myself. But, I have a feeling if I get past the initial horrors, I’ll actually really enjoy it. Plus, combining that with my new Yoga classes will be the ultimate fit fam lol. We’ll see.+ Thanks for the mention, glad you think I have a banging body. I was just complaining about my belly the other day. Haha! And, glad Friday links are backkkk!www.theufuoma.comtravel lifestyle passion

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