Tuesday, 27 June 2017


I sniff and smile, its all done and I am happy, almost dancing.
This is me after cleaning and scrubbing the flat. that amazing smell of bleach ...ahhh, blisss.

But guess what, now I am not even allowed to use bleach because I have been having breathing problems. Its just for some time but even though a few days ago I cleaned and scrubbed, I feel like the bathroom and toilet aren't having that "sparkle"...
I decided to wrap up my nose and clean with bleach and was such a happy bunny until my flatmate came in and asked "is that bleach I smell Alero" ? Gosh
I have wonderful friends around me who love me and want the best for me so now I am officially on a ban from bleach or anything containing bleach. "rollingmyeyes"

A lot of us claim or believe we do not have habits or should I say addictions but that's really not true. Somehow, unknowingly we get addicted to certain things or routines and find it so hard to change or break off from them. Sometimes our addictions could be for a good cause and sometimes it could be negative.
Cleaning your home, keeping things in order can be good and staying organised is a great thing.
When it becomes extreme , it becomes a problem.

Now, having breathing issues, I realise I have been overdoing it and will try to survive without my dear bleach. I must confess its been very hard but I intend to do my best to try other products and see how it goes.

Do you have an addiction or habit you think is okay or normal and find nothing wrong with it?
Share with us .

Ohh, and if you are a bleach lover like me and have found a way of giving it up, please share with me ..
For now, I guess the air fresheners and oils will do.... Stay happy and keep sparkling.

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Joshua and Vic

Victoria had her first child and son in November 2008. Before he was born, she had gone through the usual antenatal check-ups  and nothing was found wrong with her baby.
When Joshua was born, he was born with two holes in his heart and was later diagnosed with down syndrome. For Victoria, who had just come from Nigeria to Manchester, UK, down syndrome was a new name to her. She went from shock to been scared and heartbroken seeing her son connected to equipment's and placed in an incubator.
She had to be educated about down syndrome and what it would entail.
Down -syndrome is not a disease. It is a genetic condition that can have a huge impact on a child's development all their lives.
Joshua was in hospital for months and had to undergo heart surgery.

                            SPARKLING THROUGH IT ALL
With the support of her amazing mum (who sadly passed away in July 2016), and her faith in God , she was able to carry on and care for her son.
It has been a rough road and it has not been easy but Victoria has made sure Joshua is treated like every other child. Joshua is now 8 years old and loves going to school, singing (especially gospel songs) . He loves to dance and recently got a baby brother (John) who he loves very much..
  Victoria is the founder of a charity called Lovely Heritage Down -syndrome. The focus of this charity is inclusion ,awareness, provide support and encourage parents and carers.
Having a son with down syndrome, she has dedicated her time caring for him but it  did not stop her from returning to school. She obtained  a certificate in MSc Management and also has work experience in Administration and Human Resource.

Video of Joshua been taken to his school bus by dad below.

These are Joshua and Victoria  and they Sparkle.....

when next you see a person with Down-syndrome, or any one with a disability show them love, not pity.

Have you got that Sparkle?

Hello everyone ,
We all hear about Down syndrome and might even know someone with down syndrome.
But, do we actually know what its like to live with a person with down syndrome?
    Well, we are going to meet a mother and son and how they have not let anything stop or hinder them from living normal and happy lives.
Relax and watch out for their story.

                                    Sisi Alero.


Meet an amazing woman and mother striving to make a difference by teaching inclusion and spreading awareness about down syndrome and enco...