Can you believe we are 5 months into the year already! Time flies!
Remember when I was moaning that work was slow? Lets just say it has picked up massively! That is exciting, I have been so busy, trying to stay on top of everything!
So it’s been 9 months since I said I do! I can’t believe it’s been that long. It’s been an amazing journey, not one without its challenges as life is, however, I am a stronger person today for it. God has truly been amazing.
If I could do it all again, I wouldn’t change anything. I wouldn’t change when, how or where I met my darling. I wouldn’t change when we started dating, when he asked me to marry him, the day we got married or my engagement ring.
I wouldn’t change the attendees, my bridesmaids or grooms men, my caterer, wedding coordinator, wedding colours or anything about the big day!
I believe everything came together as it should.
I never truly appreciated what changes being married would bring. Other than being more responsible and the fact it is no longer just me, there are other subtle changes that its taken me a while to accept.
Time! That’s one thing I don’t really have any more. I’m always busy doing something, cooking, baking, visiting friends and family or something sha. When I’m not busy, I just want to put my feet up and do nothing so my darling blog has suffered for it.
On another note, it’s amazing having a second me. Someone who puts me first, has my best interest at heart and takes even the most mediocre things about my life seriously. I’m grateful and will always strive to be the best person for you at any point in time.
To conclude, it’s been an amazing 9 months and I wouldn’t change a thing.
On a non marriage note, my mind still thinks of a million blog worthy things however, like I have said before, once i put pen to paper, they disappear! I need to find a way of extracting these things from my brain zoo can share!
So I was looking for a show we could go and watch this long weekend when I came across a Tunday Akintan show for 15 pounds. Firstly I was impressed a Nigerian was playing at the Southbank Centre and although the show was to take place on a Tuesday and I couldn’t go and watch it, I decided to watch a video of his to have an idea of what this ‘yoruba music pionner’ had to offer. To say I was confused at the end is an understatement, then again, I only saw this video and another jazz performance on youtube.
Let me know your thoughts!
So, I am quite late to watching the real housewives series, however I started with the real housewives of Atlanta and I must say it has been very shocking and entertaining.
This show does nothing to my IQ however I am always gobsmacked. As you can tell, I am very behind! Kim and NeNe relationship is non-existent and I started off being a NeNe advocate but now I just think she is just a bully!
Kandi is the only one making her money herself, I guess now, Phaedra as well. But the stunt with Phaedra not knowing how far along she was when she was pregnant was a bit suspect. Yes you got pregnant before you got married, you won’t be the first, stop making a fool of yourself on TV! Anyway the baby is cute.
The Miami housewives just shout all the time. Full stop
New Jersey s a bit more interesting but not much more to say.
To summarise, RHOA is the best…..
Lol I wonder where I find tie to wt h these shows!
Hope the Londoners are enjoying the Sun!!!
So, yesterday was my 4th birthday and Angel did not out a post up to wish me a happy birthday.
The annoying thing is, she says she didn’t forget, her phone reminder went off yesterday, but she was too busy cooking.
To be fair, it was for a good cause. Her friend gave birth to a baby girl on Thursday afternoon and she promised to visit her in the hospital today with jollof rice moi moi and chicken. So she spent last night after work making the moi moi.
That is sha besides the point, I think my birthday is equally important. She has apologised and I accept, so it’s all good.
My dear blog, happy 4th birthday! I love you, you have always been there to listen to both my published and unpublished, read and unread, commented and uncommented blogs!
To my followers, readers and passer-Byers thank you! It’s been 4 beautiful years!
Cheers to another 4 years!
Two Saturdays ago was my turn for come dine with me. I had to cook for 9 people, including a child. It was challenging but fun. And everyone had a great time,
For my starter, made fish cakes with sweet chilli sauce. I made the fish cakes using haddock and mash Maris piper potatoes and the sweet chilli sauce by reducing chopped chillies in white vinegar and sugar, both were fun to make and tasted delicious. I planned to serve one each and save the rest for my guests in Sunday, however the liked it so much they ate it all!
My main was jasmine rice with Thai inspired chicken and vegetables cooked in coconut milk. Once again delicious, and once again, no left overs!
Finally, dessert. This was probably the most challenging for me, because I made the sorry myself, I did a trial run during the week and it tasted delicious however…..the crust looked burnt. So when I did it again on Saturday, changed my pastry recipe a bit. I did and just as I was about to bring out the pastry from the oven to pour in my lemon mix into it, half of the pastry ended on the floor! I was getting stressed at this point and wasn’t pleased at all. My darling husband encouraged me to do it again and went to the shops to buy me some more double cream. I did it again and it came out beautifully, it can still be better, but it was simply delightful with ice cream.
After all the eating, we settled down and watched two movies and my guests eventually left at about 10pm. I didn’t want them to go. It was so much fun! Looking forward to my next Cdwm,at this rate, it may be in 2 years time!
Have a lovely weekend!
Some times bad things happen to us, we cry we say we are over it, but really and truly we are not.
We wonder, why us, why me, why did this have to happen to me. What did I do wrong, who did I offend, the questions are endless.
After a few grieving moments we take a break, allow ourselves to live, carry on with life like nothing happened. Truth remains, **** did happen and it sucked. I thought I was over it but I am not. I find myself feeling low and sad sometimes and then I remember why.
I may eventually get over it, I may not. A part of me wants to and the other never wants to forget. I guess this is life, the good, the bad and the ugly. We can only hope and pray we get more of the good and less of the bad and ugly.
I’ll be fine and this feeling will pass, but for now, it is a dark cloudy heavy feeling.
I’m grateful for an amazing husband, family and friends, you have all been amazing.
I’ll be back with happier posts soon I hope
Hi fellow bloggers,
I’m sorry if it seems like I don’t comment in your blogs, I want to and 90 percent of the time I type a comment and click on send and it disappears into cyber space, or it just doesn’t comment for whatever reason.
I am assuming this has something to do wi my gadgets but while get to the bottoms of is… Bear with me. Maybe, your Aunt Flo blog cracked me up…. And you kickoff that your dream, I can dork use I have commented like 3/4 times…, I had tire lol.
Anyways…. Enjoy your weekends lovely
Hope this year has been amazing so far for you all!
For me, it has been challenging to be honest.. but God knows best.
I’m learning being a christian is easy but at the same time… the flesh makes it harder than it ought to be. But, I find solace in knowing I have a father that has my best at heart.
When it comes to having faith.. I always wonder sometimes why after praying for healing or health, we do not get healed or we do not receive what we prayed for. But then, my pastor said something one Sunday… he said (I am paraphrasing here):
if you are asking somebody (yourself) whether to pray for God’s healing or to go to the hospital, then you are better off going to the hospital.
It took me a while to understand what he meant, but then it clicked. What he is saying is, for you ask that question in the first place, you do not have faith!
So, despite hearing this, I still struggled! I contemplated loads whether to share this or not.. but hey.. I will and if i feel like I shouldn’t have, I can always make this post private afterwards.
About 5 years ago, I had surgery to remove a lump in my body. Thankfully, it was not cancerous and apparently, no one knows what causes. They gave me the option not to take it out because it wouldn’t harm me and the size wasn’t too worrying.. but who wants a lump in their body? Anyway, so that was that. A few months ago… it came back again! This really annoyed me because I really did not want to go under the knife again, in exactly the same spot. So I prayed… but as I was praying, I couldn’t decide whether to pray for the lump to go away or to pray for the surgery to go well! I mean, if I had enough faith, I should have prayed for the lump to go away right?
In fact, a few weeks before my surgery, this lady in my church gave a testimony. She found a lump in her breast, and even before the biopsy, she kept praying about it because she didn’t want a biopsy and by the time the biopsy appointment arrived, the lump had gone! I on the other hand, I had done biopsy and was counting down to surgery and confused on what to pray for *sigh*
Anyway… surgery day arrived, took the lump out. Thank God, it was the same thing and not cancerous.. but this time, I know what I will be praying for! For the lump never to return and I am working on my faith!
That’s enough doom for one post… unfortunately… I might be blogging about another… maybe one day. I’ll see how I feel. I am hoping to post about it as a testimony… so might take some time.
On a brighter note…….
I am finally going on a proper holiday within Europe! I have always wanted to do this, but was too broke as a student and always had exams in Edinburgh. I’ve been to Paris a couple of times, once on a school trip and another as a day trip with friends. Also been to Malta with church…
This time, myself and my darling boo are going to Germany for a Wedding, then Italy for a week in Summer! Really excited. Two countries I have never been to before. Hoping to squeeze Spain in as well before the end of the year…. that would be lovely *daydreams*
So that’s me… a bit of sweet and sour!
Wishing you an amazing rest of the week!