Let me tell you guys the shameful thing that just happened ~ while trying to log on here just now, I forgot my login details… TWICE! *hangs head* It’s been that long…
For the better part of March, all of April and up until yesterday, I have not had ONE day of doing nothing/rest; and I’m only just finding out[much to my disappointment] that I simply cannot do it all. I’m no superwoman, something had to give and sadly the blog was part of the collateral damage.
I’ve been swamped! Proper swamped. Still… I apologise.
Let me get y’all up to speed on the whirlwind that is sometimes my life. See, I meant to share all these as separate posts and that’s exactly why I ended up in this predicament as there was never time and it just kept piling so let me just sparsely share for now, pending when I can be more detailed.
Let’s get to it.
One of my closest [and oldest] friends was getting married and so I [together with her sister] planned and threw her a surprise bridal shower.
No big deal right? Wrong!
First off, I’ve never thrown anyone a shower before so I was the rookiest of all rookies which basically meant, tons of higi haga crinkum crankum gbish gbish gbo gba! Ha ha. But in the end, we pulled it all off, my friend was somewhat surprised [pesky colleague ratted us out].
It was a simple shower, we rented out a suite at Protea and basically had a girlie evening/slumber pyjama party.
We had booze.. of course! I also made my world famous punch!
We had cake and so much food [which I forgot to take pictures of]
We all dressed up in gloves and fascinators like some fancy sophisticated women as we danced, ate and laughed into the night
We spent the next day poolside, played water games, feasted on some leftovers and generally unwinded.
It was perfect! She loved it so much, she shed a few happy tears and all was well with the world.
It was my friend Boki’s birthday and another friend of hers threw her a lovely house party which I was invited to. It was so much fun. I don’t know what it is *cough*old age*cough* but I find that I’d much rather be at a house party these days than out clubbing or a full on dressy-outty type shindig.
Kisses for the birthday girl
This is definitely top 3 of my favourite photos of us Boks.
If you follow me on snapchat [which I hope you do], I bet you got more than an eyeful of what can happen when Boki and I and the usual suspects get together in one space. Mayhem! Lol.
It was a lovely evening. Happy Birthday Again Boks.
My only brother got traditionally married.
Mr & Mrs Ali Martin Tordue
As we arrived our in-laws’ village, this banner greeted us at the main road….. I immediately got emotional. It was surreal…..
Our beautiful bride with her maidens
When she found her husband……
When they were tasked with feeding each other… symbolizing their taking care of one another.
Our beautiful bride… Gorgeous smile
My mum simply couldn’t contain herself… She danced and danced and danced and danced all day until night came and when we moved back to our Makurdi home and she was STILL dancing #TrueStory
Mummy and Me
As for me ~ Sister of the Groom ~ I don’t think I need to reiterate how seriously I took my role, by first of all ensuring that I looked the part!
You really should be following my social media pages [snapchat especially] because trust and believe that EVERY angle of this Slayage was very well documented for all to enjoy. Y’all already know I’m vain as hell. Ha ha
Wishing my brother and his new bride the very best of married life. I love you both dearly.
Wednesday, 4th May….. It was my birthday.
If you know me, you know that I love to make a big deal of my birthdays and I start counting down to it from weeks preceding – as evidenced here and here and here from last year.
However, something bigger overtook my day this year…. My friend, who’s bridal shower I talked about up there was finally taking the traditional plunge. ON MY BIRTHDAY. What joy!
It was such a beautiful day.
If I’m being totally honest, I loved that it took the pressure off me and I was so busy running around that I didn’t have time to poke pins in voodoo dolls of anyone who didn’t send me a wish. It’s usually that serious. Ha ha. However, by the time I got to settle down and catch up, the outpouring of best wishes was truly overwhelming. Thank you for every tweet, facebook post, text, call, raven post etc. I appreciate it, may God bless you all.
I couldn’t have asked for a better way to have spent my birthday.
Friday, 6th May [My mum’s birthday]….. she did it in the eyes of God.
Per usual….. I turned up in my Sunday-best [more like Friday-best, but you get me].
I’ve never felt more beautiful in nude makeup
My sister and I
Happy married life to my dear friend Jennifer and her husband Peter. May God bless your new home.
So you see, I’ve had a rather hectic few weeks/month with all the running around and planning, so I hope you forgive me for being awol for so long. I shall do better.
It’s a promise!
If you read all the way to this point, you’re the real MVP and I thank you.
PS: Every single event mentioned in this post has been condensed to the barest but if you were following my social media pages, snapchat especially, you’d have seen that I captured everything in minute detail and I’ve been told it was enjoyable and fun to follow/watch so get on board okay. Besides, sometimes, even when i’m very quiet on here, my social media pages be popping! So do not carry last ehn?!
Snapchat ID: gorgeousbskin
Have a nice week.