It’s really nice to be back in Abuja where Young Mary’s first got started.
The city’s changed so much since my first time living here in 2010.
This morning I started my day with an excellent Ashtanga yoga class at a studio in Maitama, followed up by some delicious iced herbal tea tea at a cute café walking distance from home (that had free lightning fast WiFi). 10 years ago I could barely get signal using a dongle for my laptop and even 5 years ago I was the crazy chick hanging out upside down at the gym.
How things have changed!
There’s an up and running train station in Idu that will get you to Kaduna (a City in northern Nigeria) in 2 hours and several others are under construction throughout the city. They’ve also finally finished building the new airport so fingers crossed it actually opens up soon.
None of this is candle related, but Abuja’s always been very special to me and it's Young Mary's starting point so it’s really nice to see the city start reaching its potential. I’m even thinking of putting together a guide book with all the new gems popping up.
I mean, who doesn’t love herbal tea??
Young Mary's gone global!
The past few months have been pretty hectic but happy to say Young Mary’s back up and at it! In Feb. I made the official move to the UK and finally reunited with Sam. I also started the uphill battle to try and understand EU candle regulations. SDS, CLP and pictograms! Oh my!
It took some time, but I think I got my head around it. I’ve had to make some changes to the candles but I’m happy with the progress so far and I’m looking forward to getting some quality feedback soon.
But first, I’m back in the Motherland to get married to my husband again (you read that right) and I’m also looking forward to reuniting with some old faces!
Hope everyone’s having a lovely 2019.
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