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Stranger Things: Arrival of The Little Black Book

Dear Reader,  "All things must change to something new, to something strange." Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. On the eve of my 21st birthday, I received a mysterious package containing an old leather bound journal from the will of a deceased estate in Portugal.  The journal belonging to my great grandfather, a man I barely knew; held entries that read like a tale mixing fantasy and reality.    Wanting to make sense of the set of curious map coordinates contained within the pages, I would find myself mapping out a journey that would lead me around the world.   I decide that working through my anxiety of facing the big wide world again would require a practical strategy, and a place to...

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The thing about lessons learned...

Song to set the scene- 'A sky full of stars' by Coldplay.  Scent to set the scene- Jasmine and Gardenia, mysterious and bewitching against the sweetness of Tonka Bean.    Aaah spring has sprung! And how fitting it is to write this blog during a time of rebirth, renewal and blossoming possibilities! It marks a time in my life that I look towards the future and adjust my sails accordingly. The past three years has been a roller coaster journey for me and a time where I scantly dedicated time to my personal life.  So in an attempt to do more things that make me happy on a personal level I've decided to start this blog to record this journey...

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Chasing Curiosities

Dear reader, “The important thing is not to stop questioning.” Albert Einstein As I stood there, nervously holding suitcase in hand, she said to me: “You think you know how the world works, and then one faithful day, a single event changes everything. Once you’ve seen, you can’t un-see. And now you see, you have changed too.” Those were the words from my dear Aunt’s mouth as I stepped onto the train. I knew she was talking about me, and the events that led up to me stepping on that train, yet somehow the tone in her voice hinted that she might know more than she let on. But there was no time to sit and chat, no time to...

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WHO IS KARMEN AURORA?

Karmen Aurora is a 21 year old young woman who lives in London with her aunty and uncle.  She is a fictional character created entirely for Sekehla to share stories and products that inspire happiness, wonder and curiosity.   (The following passage is found in our very first product,  within the first page of the Little Black Book: The Untold) As told by Karmen herself: "On the eve of my 21st birthday, I received a mysterious package containing an old leather bound journal from the will of a deceased estate in Portugal.  The journal belonging to my great grandfather, a man I barely knew; held entries that read like a epic tale. The set of curious map coordinates contained within...

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