Family Members, Friends
The Christmas season is
here again and this is our usual Christmas
newsletter, even though, it is a little late. Despite the
inflation in our economy, the shops are packed full again with Christmas goods -
from cards to carols, CDs and gift hampers.
There are a few changes in our
family website which you may like to note. Here we go.
1. OUR OLD AND NEW FREE SITES
We are experimenting with a move to a new site
at SITESLED - http://oloruntobas.sitesled.com.
It is a free site with no banner adverts. But we have learnt from experience
that when you move and your visitors can't find you for sometime, they are
as good as gone. Therefore, we will retain the old site at
http://oloruntoba0.tripod.com/index.html for sometime and let
our visitors compare the two. In short, the site at
may become our main site if our visitors think it is better. Our visitors will find that our pages
there download faster because there are no
adverts to download. Help us to make up our mind by comparing the two sites
and tell us what you think.
We have improved the navigation of
both sites and
redesigned the Archive and other pages to make them easier to search.
In this update, we have sixty photographic
collections grouped into ten classes. Each class is labeled appropriately.
The new arrangement, as before, makes it easier to edit and expand the gallery as required.
In this update we present
two articles on women fashion in Nigeria. The articles are on the use
of Ankara material in women dress designs. Read more in
The beauty of Ankara lies in the fact that it is simple and flexible.
Some are combined with satin, net, ribbon, roses and appliqués.
Next is the introduction of black materials in women dresses.
The second article
is on the combination of black and black in women dress designs.
This combination produces a beautiful sight. In other words, black
and black is simply dynamic. Designers call this Black
Angel. You will find these
articles and accompanying photos in our Arts and Culture section.
4. NIGERIAN RECIPES
This Christmas, grandma did not
introduce any new recipe for our Christmas Lunch. We had rice and fried turkey
garnished with spinach, and "dodo" (fried plantains). Our
appetizers and soups were selections from existing recipes.
LETTERS FROM USA 17
Our old visitors are
familiar with the series "Letters from USA" which Bunmi sends home periodically
from the USA. The latest is number 17.
NOW, A SHORT LETTER FROM SOUTH
Compliments of the season to all.
We as a family want to thank God for the year 2006. The Lord showed us His
mercy and His grace. Mummy retired, Ehi had surgery, we started in a new
place, Akin was elevated Internationally, Bunmi became more
interested in teaching.....The list goes on. We are counting our blessings and we know
that if it had not been for the Lord on our side we would not be here. Our
prayer is that, we will all welcome 2007 in Jesus name. Gods favour will
descend on us and ours and everything we touch will receive favour in Jesus
name. God will exalt our horn above that of our peers and most importantly
the Lord will bless us all to be a blessing unto our generation. The best is
yet to come.
I want to encourage us all with these Biblical verses;
" Isa 26:3, You will
keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You; because he trusts in
" Isa 26:4, Trust in
Jehovah forever; for in the LORD JEHOVAH is everlasting strength".
" Deu 8:18, But you
shall remember Jehovah your God, for it is He who gives you power to get
wealth, so that He may confirm His covenant which He has sworn to your
fathers, as it is today".
" Rom 8:28, And we know
that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who
are called according to His purpose".
A very Merry Christmas and Blessed
New Year to you all.
from Yinka and the Mo's.
IT IS OUR TURN TO SAY, MERRY
CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR IN ADVANCE TO YOU ALL.