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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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