Hello, My name is Yvonne.
Well, Yvonne is the name I picked when I was baptised at 11. Why I picked this name, I do not know. Perhaps, I picked it to impress my brothers and sisters. They were picking western names too.
What the name Yvonne means, I have no idea. I have never bothered to know.
My traditional Yoruba name is Modupe. Modupe, like every Nigerian name has a meaning. Mine means gratitude.
A few months into living in England, the name, Modupe was changed to Yvonne. It was changed because most non-Nigerians do not have the strong Yoruba accent needed to pronounce the name correctly. Without this accent, the meaning of the name Modupe, is lost.
I live in Surrey, England and work as a round-the-clock boss of my household. I try to manage my other half and our two delightful mixed raced daughters.
Vintage fashion, kettlebells and cookbooks are the things I am fanatical about. If I had to pick one, it would be vintage fashion.
This blog is the start of my voyage to be an expert on yours truly. After 40 years of not bothering to know myself, I am now eager to know me.
The RealYvonne blog is going to reflect my thoughts, passions, everyday life, stories of the things I own and everything Yvonne.
What I know for sure is that my blog will be witty most of the time, gloomy sometimes but always electrifying.
Lots of love,