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Christmas, Fun, Happy,, Holiday

Merry Christmas 

Merry Christmas my lovelies…

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My! My! What a year! 2015!

But look at us, headcount complete, no broken bones, none is sick, we have plenty food and family and belly laughs and love… Indeed there’s so much to be thankful for.

I’ve done a lot of waka/activity since December began and it sort of set the tone/pace for my Christmas holiday *no complaints at all*

Was in Kaduna over the weekend for a dear friend’s family event – wedding/kamu. It was so lovely. I lived in Kaduna as a child and so it was nice to visit again as an adult. Even though I couldn’t remember much, I remembered angwar rimi, Hamdala hotel, durbar hotel [defunct] and Barnawa. Very nostalgic! Many thanks dear Hauwa, for being such an amazing hostess and happy married life to our dear Aíe.

Kamu guest. #Kaduna

In the flurry of activity, I’ve sha ended up in Lagos, which is where I’ll be spending Christmas and I couldn’t have picked better. It’s been a whirlwind and I’ve barely gotten any sleep, but TIGERBLOOD!!! Ha ha

Woke up today like this……. *Food coma*

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Bonus selfies just because….

    

 

Thank you guys for always reading my blog, for engaging with me, for giving me constructive feedback and for being all round awesome! One of you lovelies emailed me yesterday to check in [as per I hadn’t updated this page in a minute], I was so touched by the gesture. Thank you specially Halima. You made me smile.

I wish you all the very best as we all wrap up 2015 and I pray that 2016 brings with it, the very best! God bless you all always *sprinkles happy glitter*

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2016 will be good! God says so!

Now go forth and rock this holiday, because I most definitely will!  Lagos chronicles coming soon.

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Jingle aalllllllllllllllll the waaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyy 😀

Happy Holidays!

S.


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Birthday, Family, Happy,, Holiday

Birthday….Funday…

My baby girl turned one last Thursday and it was a paaaaaartaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyy!!!!!

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I honestly can’t believe it’s been a year already since my niece was born; time does fly indeed! I still remember that day like it was yesterday – Wednesday, 2nd july 2014 – my sister [her mom] had been in labour for 17 hours and it was such a nerve-racking experience for all of us – the waiting, the tears, the drama – phew! She came at about 5.30pm on a Wednesday but I couldn’t make it to see them until Friday because of work [2 extra long days of waiting]. When I saw my niece, it was love at first sight; this precious rosy cheeked mini-human was about to change all our lives forever and it’s truly been a joy ride ever since. I love my niece! So much! I love her like she is mine and I’m totally obsessed with those cheeks.  She’s a happy, bubbly, cheerful and friendly child and it’s never a dull moment with her; even with my mother’s epic shade, I’ll never not be obsessed.

As expected, I flooded my Instagram TL with these bajillion collages that basically said – I have so many pictures of my niece, i’m spoilt for choice, bear with me – my followers had no choice but to deal. I’m an obsessed aunty.

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Even though the party was fixed for Saturday, I headed off to Makurdi on Thursday [of the actual birthday] to spend the day with the birthday girl. We spent it running around the house, eating pounded yam and driving around running errands with Grandma [my mum].

Cute Story: Immediately she sees a camera, she starts saying “cheeeeeeeeeese”….

  

Birthday Girl got a monster police truck and her face says it all

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Saturday rolled around and it was so much fun with the entire family [extended inclusive]. There was so much food, laughs, partying, drinks, music, face paints, games, bouncy castles, hoops etc.

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With Mummy & daddy [and her monster cake]

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My other babies – Ngohide, Secivir and Baby Afa – were on cousin support duty

   

Three Generations – Grandma, Mummy and birthday girl.

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The pictures above are my favourite of the entire bunch because they captures their different personalities so well. Ngohide and Iveren are totally in the zone and having a moment while Secivir is in the corner giving ZERO fucks! Just look at her face! Lmao.

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Outfit change to make room for the mayhem     

My baby girl…. I keep asking for kisses #ObsessedMuch #LifeInTechnicolour

I took these last night after bedtime shower… how precious! #CurrentFaves

 

We had such a lovely time, family bonding and everything nice. Happy birthday baby girl, may God bless and keep you happy always. Aunty loves you xx.

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When I’m in Benue, I never pass up on the opportunity to get those mean #BenueBraids done and this trip wasn’t any different…. I’m feeling myself!!!

 

Also, I just discovered Ed Sheeran’s cover of O.T Genasis’s – I’m in love with the coco – and its been on repeat ever since. Its so unexpected and totally eargasmic. The Internet won the day I discovered this! Get you a piece if you’ve been carrying last like I’ve been 😀

IMG_7092.JPG How’s everyone doing? Totally dodging y’all’s rotten tomatoes & shoes for being away for so long.

Kisses xx

S.


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Easter, Election, fitness, Holiday, Lifestyle, Nigeria, Randomness, Travel

Lagos….

Last Tuesday, my phone rang; it was my dear friend Shola… We chit-chatted about everything mundane as we usually do and as she’s about to end the call, she goes – “you should visit one of these days”; I just laugh and say okay, I’ll see about that. But then after the conversation ended, I thought about it a bit more and wondered, why ever not? Its Easter in a few days, a long weekend/holiday looms, I enjoy my visits to Lagos [infrequent as they are], I enjoy the downtime, I enjoy the change in scenery etc, so why not?! I didn’t need to be cajoled, sold! Couple of hours later, I had booked a flight and was ready to step. Lagos here I come.

  

Photo Credit: My brother. Gracious enough to indulge a vain sister but still serving me a side eye.

Once I knew what Easter was saying, I had to admit to myself that this would be a tough week/transition period fitness wise.  Because I’m mostly a homebody, I don’t have much temptation food-wise because I’ve cleaned out my house/fridge but how can I be in Lagos and not try everything I see? Eep me!

Matter of fact, I had to stop by Wuse 2 briefly to see a friend before I headed out and as we stood by Globacom office talking, the KFC building directly opposite was like “Hey S… long time no see, why you play me like this? We used to be tight” And I didn’t want to be rude so I obliged an old friend. I got in there like “Hey guuuuuuuurl… How you doing? Can I get a 2 piece original with fries and a DIET PEPSI?”…. That pretty much set the tone/pace for my entire Easter weekend. I CHOP!!!!!!!! You’re laughing at yourself okay. 😛

Delays to be accounted for [per usual], I got into Lagos a whole 5 hours later than expected and my tired oily face says it all… Still cute though 😉

  

When I tell you I hit the ground running, I truly did. Inspiro Galeria hooked me up, fitfam be damned! Yum!

Wait! Have I told you guys about Inspiro Galeria? No?… Alright. Listen!!!!!! This quaint galleria is a real gem; a one stop spot for the guy/girl wey sabi ha ha.

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There’s an art section where you can browse and buy some aesthetically amazing art pieces

  

There’s also a gift section which carries some of the most beautiful gift ideas ever – candles, unique home decor, fragrances, books, beddings, mugs etc. If you’re ever stuck for ideas, there’s someone on hand to walk you through different options. You’re guaranteed to find something your loved ones will appreciate.

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Inspiro also has a cafe which serves mouth watering meals, drinks and cocktails. Best mojitos ever! My mouth is watering just looking at these pictures all over again. Yummmmmmmmmm!!!

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So basically, you [and your friends/loved ones] can come to Inspiro, have a nice meal with drinks while browsing art and gift options. What’s not to love? Very convenient too. Little wonder it is a hit for intimate birthdays, dinners and different events, simply call – 08069072963/08170105105/08060805404 for reservations or inquiries. Inspiro galleria is open monday-saturdays at 9am-10pm[can be flexible on request]. It is located at No.1 Joseph Nahman Close, Off Karimu Kotun. Victoria Island, Lagos. You can also browse and follow their social media pages – Twitter: @InspiroGaleria ; Instagram: inspiro_galeria.  If you’re visiting, remember to say I tipped you, who knows, a nice discount may just be yours 😀

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I managed to workout twice while I was in Lagos but i’m pretty sure all the stuff I ate cancelled it out. I’m not even ashamed to admit that I misbehaved. Just look at some of my choices…. But is there fitfam in heaven? This life that we are living, ees only one *Mama Peace voice* iChop!

 

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**Abuja…. You need a sushi bar, why you dey slack so badly? hiss**

Besides stuffing my face, the rest of my trip was spent doing my waka waka rounds, seeing everyone I planned to see and taking endless selfies/pictures while at it. Y’all know i’m vain… Not sorry 😛

         

Anyways, I’m back to normal programming now and while Lagos was plenty fun, I’m so happy to be back to my life. My bed. My routine. Lagos can take a toll on one, everything is so damn fast and I find that many of the interactions/people can be quite bougie. I like that we tend to take things easy here in the Buj, definitely more my vibe. I never want to have to live in Lagos permanently.

I’ve juiced two bottles of orange juice, made a mango/greek yoghurt smoothie and re-stocked the fridge with veggies. Then I had this for dinner yesterday, in atonement for all my sins of gluttony. Dear god of fitfam, please receive your humble servant back in the fold.  We’re back in business!

Gubernatorial elections are here – Saturday, in light of which you may find some of the stuff in here helpful. Please stay safe out there guys.

So how did you spend your Easter holiday? Gimme gist 😀

Peace and love.

Cheers xx

S.


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Easter, Holiday, Travel

Merry Easter…

You’re side eyeing the title of this blog abi? Like who says “merry” Easter? Well…. Me! Of the I-Must-Be-Different-By-Force clan. Ha ha.

Actually, I lie. I don’t say merry Easter, I never have, it sounds odd but some days I just don’t feel like conforming. Who makes these rules sef? Why do we say “happy” new year/Easter but “merry” Christmas? I’m blabbing… Ignore me.

HAPPY EASTER GUUUYSSSSSSSSS!!!  I hope you’re having a lovely Easter holiday and you remember the reason for the season. JESUS.

I was raised Catholic and the Lenten season which heralds Easter is the most important/significant period in the catholic calendar and so I’ve sort of carried that on with me all my life, even after all these years of not being a practicing Catholic [Sorry mum]. But It’s not hard to understand why – the death and resurrection of Jesus as believed by Christians is the bedrock of our faith – because he died, you and I have a chance at a fresh start. And so in this Easter season, I pray for good things for myself and all the readers of this blog. I pray for peace, joy, happiness and a revival of dead/hopeless situations [that are edifying and fall in line with God’s will for your life]. This is not the time to go and try to resurrect that dead ass relationship or friendship because you read here that I prayed for a revival for dead/hopeless situations okay?….. The number you’re dialing is incorrect! Me I no dey ooooo lol.

But, let’s not limit Jesus to money/health type problems only. Guys, there really isn’t any thing you’re going through that you can’t talk to Jesus about. I mean, if you think about properly…. The picture below is an apt summary of Jesus’s suffering on the cross, death & resurrection = Easter.   LMAO! Is this blasphemy? I hope not.

But guys, when someone i’m talking to [boy or girl] reads my messages and doesn’t reply, I want to kick rocks! Fight the air! Swallow bugs. I HATE IT. WITH ALL MY HEART! I think its hella rude. But lemme not lie, I do it too; but I only do it when i’m intentionally trying to rile up the person. Ha! What’s so difficult about sending back a quick “brb/busy”? Even Obama – The POTUS, Leader of the free world – has 5 seconds to spare, so please gerrout with the sloppiness. Its sha nice to know that the God I serve understands my plight, understands how I feel about……. it’s been over a week. He must be dead right? I think he’s dead. If he isn’t, he better fake his death because…. Boy bye! :p

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I’m in Lagos for the Easter holiday and its been so much fun. I love Lagos for the endless trips. There’s so much to do [when you’re not contending with traffic], so many people to see, so many restaurants to try, so much sushi to be had…. its just awesome. Lagos is great for quick/short visits but I never want to live here permanently, its just too fast for me. Too hectic. Too much. Nope.
PS: We still don’t have any sushi bars in Abuja, so…. Lagos wins!!
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I did this makeup myself. Holaaaa….. whoop!

Out and about, just taking in the awesomeness that is Lagos.

Happy Easter Guys… Remain blessed.

Cheers xx


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