a little break

Hello beautiful people!

2016 truly had me exhausted and I just needed a few days to relax. That is until the ‘productivity junkie’ in me started gnawing at my insides, urging me to get up and do something before I got too comfortable in a lazy stupor.



Don’t get me wrong. I do love those days when I can just eat junk and watch Downton Abbey reruns from season one all day into the night and then maybe set an hour aside to read 😀 But isn’t the satisfaction you get from being productive just a little bit more rewarding? It could be something as serious as finishing a project, or something as simple as setting up a date with your loved ones or friends. Just going outside, taking a walk. Soaking in all the beauty life has to offer. Doing something new, or going some place you’ve always wanted to but never had the opportunity to before. I hope this is how you’ll be spending your holidays. Doing something new, and being present 🙂

I recently had lunch at this lovely restaurant called The Arbor in Lavington, have you been there before? You should, it’s adorable! It’s like I was Alice Fatma, in Wonderland – felt like a sheer dream. I can’t find the right words to describe it, but I’ll try. It’s like this secret little wonderland hidden somewhere in Nairobi waiting for you to discover. Like you’re special, and it’s meant for you to find and step into a different world (lol, Fatma always in her dream world).

Complete with figurines of cute little monkeys, buddhas and frogs playing guitars – reminiscent of the Red Queen’s castle in Alice in Wonderland. A summer house mix was faintly playing in the background, cute children running around, friends chatting, the sunshine seeping through the rafters ever so perfectly. And green, lots of green. The only missing thing was candy hanging from branches but I guess the beads substituted for that in the theme. I think I may have gasped out loud several times just walking around the space. I could feel the love.

What an odd thought – ‘I could feel the love’. Love is not a ‘thing’ you can look for, because it already ‘is’ there. You just have to feel it. You could put yourself through the trouble of labeling it, ‘romantic’, ‘family’ etc. But it just beats the point doesn’t it? Love is life, and life is love.

I hope you’re enjoying your day! What have you been up to this festive season? I hope my blog can be a guide for anyone who’s looking for a new adventure to embark on. That’s the vision I have for pilgrimchic.com in 2017 – to be a guide for adventures and keep the good vibes flowing 🙂
Enough adventures for today, back to Downton Abbey now 😉


Author: Fatma Sultan

Hello, I'm Fatma Sultan. Architecture is my chosen career path. My love and appreciation for art is larger than I can put in a few words but it all comes down to the freedom to express oneself in so many different ways: painting, sketching, drawing, poetry, writing, photography, furniture design, cooking, pottery and even personal style. I hope to inspire my readers in any way that I can, and at least put a smile on somebody's face. Thanks for stopping by!

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