Saturday, December 30, 2006

Baby Blues

We went visiting a lovely couple who are our friends today!! They had a baby on Xmas eve. The baby was so cute and handsome and had this long, straight and very black hair!! He was so cute and made my maternal instincts run riot!! His mummy said he wasnt expected until the end of Janurary and that she was cooking for some guests when she started having some pains but was determined to finish cooking and then served them. It was after their guests had been served that the pangs became worse and so they called for an ambulance. The ambulance crew said they wouldnt be able to send an ambulance before the next 2hours and if they could, they should either drive or call a taxi if they choose to and make their way to the hospital themselves as it would be faster. They decided to drive and the expectant father drove to the hospital and got there just on time!! As soon as he had wheeled his wife into the hospital and handed her over to the hospital staff, he realised he had forgotten his camera and went back to get it but alas, baby wasnt willing to wait and voila - he was born into the world into eager, loving and waiting arms of his parents. They are all fine and enjoying parenthood. Only Daddy was complaining that the little angel chooses to sleep during the day and then keeps awake all night!!! Both new Mum & Dad are taking turns at working the night shift. We went with to visit the New Parents with another couple - Mr & Mrs Y and Mrs Y has 2kids of her own and so was busy giving out motherhood tips to the new mummy. All I could do was oogle the baby and hold him listening steadily as I had no motherhood tips whatsoever to share!! Nada!!! Zilch!!! LOL!!!!!

Yeah!!! the sales are on!!! Although I must say I was too lazy to go out in the deep of the night and join the early morning queues waiting for the shops to open. I was interested in the NEXT sales but somehow I woke up late wednesday morning and then when I remembered the sales had started, logged online to do my shopping. I couldnt believe my eyes!! The discounts were good!! Most male items reduced to just £20 from £65 et al. I put as much as I could possibly afford into my basket and headed to the checkout. Unfortunately, at the checkout, all the items were out of stock!! *sigh* I should have known that!! What did I expect? That the items would be on the shelves waiting for me to pick them up leisurely 5hours later? Serves me right!! Will certainly not be caught short during the next sales!!!

Guy Goma is having a movie made about his life!! I was gobsmacked when I heard that on Jimmy Carr's TV Show this evening. For those of you who dont remember him, Guy Goma is the business graduate from Congo who went to the BBC for a Job interview and was mistaken for another person - Guy Kewney an IT expert and rushed onto BBC NEWS 24 set - live transmission to answer questions on the Apple V Apple case. We heard live from the horses mouth that the movie is going to be out sometime next year!!! Here is the video of his interview at BBC NEWS 24. He has become a little bit of a star since then and has also appeared on several shows since then including Jonathan Ross's Show although I cant imagine why he keeps on wearing the same mismatched trousers and jacket. He should make an effort to look good and do the rest of us proud!!

Its soon going to be New Years Eve and there'll be a Fireworks display over the River Thames at Westminster Bridge and a Parade on New Years Day that starts from Westminster as Big Ben strikes 12 noon and follows a 2.2 mile route to Picadilly Circus where it ends at Berkeley Square. I have always watched both the fireworks display and the New Years parade from my sofa in past years and would love to attend both for a change this year but lets see how it goes.


Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Happy Boxing Day!!

Merry Christmas in arrears to you all and Happy Boxing Day!! Although I doubt that there are any unopened presents out there anywhere in the world. Boxing Day is the day officially designated for opening all Christmas Presents but I'm sure nobody ever waits till Boxing Day anymore before opening their presents. I know I opened mine yesterday too. (smile)

I have been stalking the official Cross River State Webpage for pictures of the Christmas Carnival in Calabr but none have been uploaded yet. Its the Carnival Float parade today and sources tell me that Virgin Nigeria is the official Carnival Carrier and has flown in Channel O crew from their base in Johannesbourg to Calabar to beam the Carnival live to Channel O today. I'll be watching out for that!! And on CNN too!!

And of course, there's the Sales - most of them starting today for anyone who still has some money left over from Christmas spending!!! Who knows? Maybe I'll join the crowd - browsing the shops!!

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Sights and Sounds of Christmas!!!

Hello Everyone!!! I know its been long since I updated!! A big shout out to all of you who've been nudging me to update. I have been wanting to do a Sights and Sounds of Christmas post ever since I saw the beautiful christmas lights on Debenhams, House of Fraser and Marks & Spencer, Oxford Street shops but somehow I havent gotten round to taking my camera around those areas when its dark and the lights are on. I'll try and put them up anyway before the festivities are over if I get round to taking the pictures. Its so cold these days that a detour from my normal route from work has been very unlikely when everyone is rushing back home away from the frigging cold. My neighbours on the other hand are into the Christmas Festivities big time and their decorations are up and looked so lovely so I decided to share them with you instead!! They came back from their shopping and met me taking these pictures of their home and I bet they must have felt good that someone or one amebo was taking an interst in thier decorations!! I couldnt help telling them it was lovely though and that I though they had done a marvellous job!! They keep the flag burning for lazy people like me who cant be bothered to put up such lovely exterior decorations. My sitting room was decorated by moi last weekend though. Wouldnt want you thinking I'm such a Christmas Spoilsport. Who knows? Maybe hubby will agree and we'll join them next year in putting up decorations outside hmmn?

Havent got much planned for this christmas. Its going to be just me and hubby cuddling together after our Christmas Lunch. I'm waiting till the weekend of the 24th before I do any shopping for gifts. Most of our nieces and nephews have dropped hints so its going to be mostly gift vouchers we're giving out as christmas gifts. The forecasts are that the shops are having a dismal time with people like me not coming in to do any shopping and their sales arent looking good at all so there have been several subtle discounts as the days go by shops desperate to keep sales up. I hope they keep the discounts coming in cos I'm hitting the shops on Christmas Eve for my own shopping or whatever is left of it!!! Then I'll be able to make the most of my money with all the discounts that willl be in store then!!

My bills all have their due dates about the same time this December. My Credit Card payments are due on the 25th, phone bill, gas bills and other catalogue bills are due on the 26th, 27th and 28th respectively so Shopping just has to wait until my paycheck clears on the 22nd and I pay the numerous bills first!! *SIGH* I wish I were young again and didnt have to worry about anything but the Christmas Clothes and Presents I would be getting from my parents for Christmas and the food we'll be wolfing down on that day and other days of the festivities!! How time flies bye and the rules of the game have changed!! I'm now an adult and must help make Christmas memorable for the younger ones just like the numerous uncles and aunties did when I was younger too. I long for the bliss that existed then!!

For those of you still going back home for Christmas, dont forget the Calabar Christmas Festival!!! I couldnt make it to Calabar this year but I promise to give you guys an update as the festivities unfold!! The climax is going to be on Christmas and Boxing Day!! Will post pictures as soon as my people back home get them across to me. For those of you whose flights are yet to take off, good luck and best wishes on boarding ur numerous flights successfully out of the UK!! There has been a very severe, thick and dense fog over the UK these past few days. Its resulted in a lot of flights to all over the world from heathrow being cancelled due to poor visibility. Its caused a lot of chaos at Heathrow as well as other airports all over the country!! So please call or check the BAA website to find out if your flights have been cancelled or rescheduled or if the old flight schedule still stands before you head out to the airports in the run upto Christmas. The bookies have slashed the odds on there being a White Christmas this year!! That I am very much looking forward too!!!

In case I dont post any messages again before the 25th of December, Here's Wishing you all a very

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year in advance!!

Saturday, December 09, 2006

Jane's Revenge

This huge billboard occupies a prominent 'place of honour' in Birmingham City Centre.

Hell they say hath no fury like a woman scorned in love!!! I couldnt believe my eyes when I opened 'The Sun' a daily newspaper this morning and saw the above poster. A furious wife's revenge on her husband who she suspected was having an affair and later on, it was confirmed that he was indeed having an affair with her 'best friend'!!!! She burned his clothes, changed the locks and emptied their joint bank account to pay for the ad on this giant billboard in BIRMINGHAM CITY CENTRE!!! Revenge is sweet and best served cold they say!! This news about Jane's story and her revenge is really making the headlines all around the world right now - Sky News, Birmingham Radio - 96.4 BRMB - apparently she began emailing thier breakfast presenter - Caroline Martin in September after she suspected her husband was having an affair!! The emails are available on the web if anyone is interested in reading them. You can listen to Jane's story also as discussed on Caroline's Breakfast show on BRMB from the link on Caroline's Blog.
I wouldnt want to be in his hugely humiliated shoes or her heartbroken shoes right now either!!!
Her Story can also be found on MySpace. Maybe 'Mark & Shelley' will start a blog to give us their own side of the story too hmmn?

This story has brought about a lot of food for thought!! Was Jane's action justified? Does Jane deserve commendation for what she has done or did she overreact? What about Mark? Do his actions justify the punishment meted out to him? What are your views on partners cheating on each other and how far do you think is the limit on a partner's revenge? I'd love to hear all about your opinions!!

Baba Alaayee - Hell hath no fury than a woman scorned in love!! LOL!!! I know you're going to get ur back at me for this dig but I couldnt resist it!!! LOL!!!

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Ladies Beware!

There's so much stress in the air - at least around me right now. Christmas is around the corner. Presents to be bought for family - mine, his, nieces, nephews, aunties, uncles, sisters, brothers. This love that must be shared at christmas is stressing me out!!! So much expectations!! Maybe I should dissapear this christmas hmmn and appear after the New Year? I come back so tired each day but I give thanks to God for the ability to leave the house and I know that things can only get better. I have decided to tell you about three beautiful things that made my day.
1. Hubby is alive and well and still loves me!!
2. The christmas lights on Oxford street are so beautiful and the christmas decorations for the exterior of Debenhams, John Lewis and Marks and Spencer - Oxford Street branches are simply WOW!!!
3. Made this wonderful Fisherman Stew for hubby this evening - it was fingerlickinggood!!!

I'll leave you guys with this story that was forwarded to my inbox sometime ago. Its really food for thought.


Have you ever noticed gals who sit their handbags on public toilet floors - then go directly to their dining tables and set it on the table? Happens a lot! It's not always the 'restaurant food' that causes stomach distress. Sometimes "what you don't know 'will' hurt you"! Read on... Mum got so upset when guests came in the door and plopped their handbags down on the counter where she was cooking or setting up food. She always said that handbags are really dirty, because of where they have been. Smart Mum!!! It's something just about every woman carries with them. While we may know what's inside our handbags, do you have any idea what's on the outside?

Shauna Lake put handbags to the test - for bacteria - with surprising results. You may think twice about where you put your handbag. Women carry handbags everywhere; from the office to public toilets to the floor of the car. Most women won't be caught without their handbags. But did you ever stop to think about where your handbag goes during the day? "I drive a school bus so my handbag has been on the floor of the bus a lot." says one woman. "On the floor of my car, and in toilets." "I put my handbag in grocery shopping carts, on thefloor of the toilet while changing a nappy," says another woman "and of course in my home which should be clean."

We decided to find out if handbags harbour a lot of bacteria. We learned how to test them at Nelson Laboratories in Salt Lake, and then we set out to test the average woman's handbag. Most women told us they didn't stop to think about what was on the bottom of their handbag. Most said at home they usually set their handbags on top of kitchen tables and counters where food is prepared. Most of the ladies we talked to told us they wouldn't be surprised if their handbags were at least a little bit dirty. It turns out handbags are so surprisingly dirty, even the microbiologist who tested them was shocked.

Microbiologist Amy Karen of Nelson Labs says nearly all of the handbags tested were not only high in bacteria but high in harmful kinds of bacteria. Pseudomonas can cause eye infections, staphylococcus aurous can cause serious skin infections, and salmonella and e-coli found on the handbags could make people very sick. In one sampling, four of five handbags tested positive for salmonella, and that's not the worst of it. "There is fecal contamination on the handbags," says Amy. Leather or vinyl handbags tended to be cleaner than cloth handbags and lifestyle seemed to play a role. People with kids tended to have dirtier handbags than those without - with one exception. The handbag of one single woman who frequented Nightclubs had one of the worst contaminations of all. "Some type of feces, or possibly vomit" says Amy.

So the moral of this story - your handbag won't kill you, but it does have the potential to make you very sick if you keep it on places where you eat. Use hooks to hang your handbag at home and in toilets and don't put it on your desk, a restaurant table, or on your kitchen countertop. Experts say you should think of your handbag the same way you would a pair of shoes. "If you think about putting a pair of shoes onto your countertops, that's the same thing you're doing when you put your Handbag on the countertops" - your handbag has gone where individuals before you have sneezed, coughed, spat, urinated, emptied bowels, etc!Do you really want to bring that home with you? The microbiologists at Nelson also said cleaning a handbag will help. Wash cloth handbags and use leather cleaner to clean the bottom of leather handbags.


Well, One thing I know for sure - My handbag isnt going to see the floor of another public toilet ever again!!!

Thursday, November 30, 2006

Driving Safely Always

Its the last day of the month. *Sigh* Christmas draws nigh. Only yesterday we were laughing and hugging each other and wishing ourselves a Happy New Year. Now December is around the corner all over again. Gayly lit shop windows, gayly decorated shop floors, Christmas Lights switched on in town centres and on the streets too, my christmas list growing daily, there always seems to be someone you've forgotten to put on the list. There is so much goodwill at Christmas - Smiles, Hugs, Presents, Eating, Drinking - The Drinking Bit especially!!!

I would like to sound a warning to all out there this yuletide season. If you drink, please dont drive!! The story I'm about to share is one of those stories that I wish were an urban legend. It is so true and so heartbreaking.

This young lady was shown on Oprah's Show and what a loving, forgiving young woman she is! An amazing story of what she has suffered and will bear for the rest of her life.

Jacqueline Saburido was 20 years old when the car she was riding in was hit by a drunk driver.

Pic 1: Jacqueline Saburido before the accident.

Pic 2: Jacqueline and her father before the accident.

Pic 3: The car in which Jacqueline traveled. She was hit by another car that was driven by a 17-year old male student on his way home after drinking a couple of hard packs with his friends. This was in December 1999.

Pic 4: With Friends before the accident

Pic 5: With her father during treatment in 2000. Without a left eyelid, Jacqueline needs eye drops to keep her vision.

Pic 6: Jacqueline was caught in the burning car and her body was heavily burnt during around 45 seconds. After the accident Jacqueline has needed over 40 operations.

Not everyone who gets hit by a car dies. How True!! Some like Jacqueline will live in pain and sufferring for the rest of their lives. This picture was taken 4 years after the accident and the doctors are still working on Jacqueline, whose body was covered with 60% severe burnings. Now 24 year old, the driver of the other car cannot forgive himself for driving drunk on that night seven years ago. He's aware of devastating Jacqueline Saburidos life.

Please drive safely not only at this Yuletide Season but at all times!!!

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Wee Revelation

Been getting some nudges from Vera and Buki to update my blog these past few days. The past week has been quite hectic for me. Not more hectic than any of you out there who mange to update ur blogs with ur busy schedules if I may say. But its been so bad that I must admit that I've fallen behind even in reading and keeping up to date with the happenings on the various blogs I read. Very, very unlike a whole Calabar Gal who loves Blogville like mad!! I logged on yesterday to update but somehow didnt get round to updating before I logged out again.
Hubby's PhD graduation was on Wednesday and we had a little party on a wednesday!! I was so proud of him having achieved that great milestone. (Pls dont ask for any pictures cos I havent uploaded them yet and wont for sometime.) Moi was his official photographer at the event. The Head & Chief Executive of ICSA (Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Adminstrators) was also given a honorary PhD by the University. Twice the camera took a little bit of time to 'get ready' for the next shot after taking a picture and oga just walked past his photographer back to his seat. Photographer had to run after him in the hall and beg him to slow down so she could get a shot of him. Twas hilarious!!
Due to the fact that me and hubby's sisters were cooking party food, we didnt leave london till 1pm and Essex where the school is situated is an hour's drive away. Hubby drove like mad!! Luckily, we didnt get caught by any speed Camera's or pulled over by any traffic cops for speeding. We got to the school 1.45pm. Guests were supposed to be seated at 2pm and the ceremony to start at 2.30pm. Went to get his gown, took some pictures with the official photographer and headed down to the Church hall where the ceremony would take place. At the hall, graduant went to join other fellow graduants and we - his family took our seats with other guests. The VC led in Senior Staff and they took their place on the stage facing the guests and graduants. They all looked so splendid and regal in thier robes. Speech by the VC, presentation of honorary degree, presentation of certificates to graduants. Now when each of the graduants were being called up on stage individually to collect their certificates, they were hailed with shouts of 'Well done' and 'heyyyyyyy' and 'yeahhhhh' or 'yesssss!!!' by their excited relatives. It was fun anyway and I'm sure they must have all been so proud to have gotten over that hurdle in their various lives. Those shouts and exclamations drew some bouts of laughter from the crowd anyway each time - Light Entertainment. After that was a cocktail reception for the graduants and thier guests with enough finger foods on platters. I'm not one to say no to that either. Made sure I tasted everything!! Then it was back home to prepare to receive our guests.
We got back home for the reception and moi was prancing around in stilettos serving guests and all present for the next 8hours. Was a foolhardy thing to do but there were no flip flops available at the time. My calves are still suffering for that. I can hardly move them. My whole body aches. But I'm grateful to God for seeing him through. So thats why I havent blogged much this past week but I'm back now.

I saw this sideline titled "Wee Revelation" in The Guardian newspaper last month and couldnt resist sharing.

The owner of a Public Toilet in Vienna has agreed to replace its urinals. Why?
Well, they are shaped like a woman's mouth - including plump red lips, teeth and a tongue.
More bizzare is that they were installed three years ago but have only just been brought to public attention. "What surprises us the most," says Marianne Lackner, of the Vienna department of women's affairs, "is that no man has ever said anything about this".
What else are blokes concealing from us.......?
I could not help but smile when I read that sideline. Oh the glee and thrill those men must have been feeling peeing into ladies' plump well painted lips, teeth and tongues. Boys, Boys, Boys!! Whatever will you think of next? Maybe we ladies should take revenge too and design our own toilet seats shaped as a phallus? Have a lovely weekend folks!! My man and I are resting from our graduation party exertions while our pockets recover.
Boso has a post on his page about my favourite commediane - Catherine Tate and some hilarious clips from her show which can be found here.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Over Active & Randy Blokes

Reading UZO and Pilgrimage to Self's posts on the numerous items in their handbags made me look into mine with a view to removing some unnecessary items and lightening its load. It’s a red number I got from Finsbury Park for £20.

Contents of my handbag:

  • Rubber Bands, 5 Pens - 3 Black Pens, 1 blue, 1 red – always pays to have loads in case u loose any.
  • 2 Address Books (They double as my fone books where I copy all the numbers I have on my mobile as back up in case my mobile goes missing)
  • An envelope containing 2 souvenir notebooks & a drawing book from my nieces birthday. I’m supposed to have delivered these to her grandma 3 months ago. (I keep planning to drop by there each time I go out)
  • Leaflet from last Sunday’s church service; A pack of paper handkerchiefs; Bank Mini Statements;
  • Paper Bag - Handy if I'm popping into Aldi or Lidl;
  • Tube and Bus Guides I pick up from LU stations which I think could come in handy one day;
  • CD containing pictures of my cousin’s daughter (I’ve been planning to drop by the photoshop and order some prints so I can send them to her grandmma)
  • Nourishing Lip Treatment, Lip Gloss; Passport Pictures of Me – you never know when they’ll come in handy;
  • Newspaper cutting of Alton Towers & Mme Tussards 2 for 1 voucher - I love free things;
  • Printout of Steet Map to Old Billingsgate for the Graduate Fair I attended 3 weeks ago!! What is it still doing in my bag?
  • Complimentary Cards of various Recruitment Agencies; Printout of money I sent to my sister - got to keep it handy until she confirms she's received the money;
  • Digital Camera – I could make that award winning snap of a celebrity in an awkward position that will fetch me loads of £££;
  • Aloe Vera Hand Cream, Cerruti 1881 Hand Cream;
  • More TFL tube and bus maps – South East London and Central London bus guide;
  • Chewing Gum; Vaseline Pocket Sized Lip Therapy; Random post it notes; Stick on glue; Old Sales Receipts from Tesco;
  • Wallet; Umbrella - needy for unpredictable weather; More post it notes with mobile numbers scribbled on it;
  • Hubby’s complimentary cards perched precariously in the little side pocket; Eye Pencil.

Wheew!! Thats All. Not a lot is it? Each item seems ablsolutely essential to me. What do I throw out?

A mobile number written on one of the Post It notes catches my eye. That I am definetely throwing out! It was a skirt chasing bloke at London Bridge that gave me his number last week on my way from my botched attempt to attend a Legal Recruitment Fair. I took the train from Charring Cross to London Bridge. As I was waiting at London Bridge trying to figure out the platform for the Woolwich train, this guy wearing a brown Faux Fur leather jacket walks past me carrying a shopping bag and says: “You OK?” I look up a little bit startled and nod assent.

The Public Address System says the Woolich Train will depart from Platform 4 and so I head to Platorm 4. Bloke follows me to the platform and this conversation takes place between us:

BLOKE: Hi, Saw you looking at the Time are you lost?
ME: No, was trying to find out what time and platform my train will
BLOKE: Oh ok. Where are you going to?
ME: Woolwich.
BLOKE: OH! I’m going to Charlton myself. Went to do some shopping with my friend. (Cue Friend comes over, gets introduced and makes himself scarce)
BLOKE: We parked at Charlton and took the train into the city. You could come with us to Charlton and we’ll drop you off at Woolwich.
ME: No, Thank You. Woolwich is the next stop. I’ll stay on the train and get off there.
BLOKE: Do you work around there?

BLOKE: Where do you work? (I pretend I didnt hear that. This one don pass inquisition for a stranger you just met on a train platform)
BLOKE: Are your relatives here in London?

ME: I mumble a YES.

BLOKE: I thought you said your relatives arent here in London. (What has this got to do with the price of rice?)

ME:No, most of them are in Naija but I live in North London with my husband.
BLOKE: You’re joking!
NO: I’m not. See!! (I show him my my engagement ring and wedding band with glee)
BLOKE: Wearing rings dosent matter some girls wear them just to camoflauge.
ME: Well, I’m not camoflauging, I’m married.
BLOKE: Where did you get married? Here or in Naija?
ME: In my heart I'm like - does it really matter? I reply: Here.
BLOKE: How long have you been married?
ME: Three Years (No need telling him I'm a new bride. Does it matter how long I've been married? I'm married. End Of!)
BLOKE: Where do you work?
ME: I’m thinking in my heart this is an inquisition too much for someone you have just bumped into at a railway station!! Why do you ask? What’s that got to do with you?
BLOKE: Can I have ur number? Brings out his mobile - a Nokia Camera Phone.
ME: I give him a fake number. He starts to dial the number I've given him so his Caller ID will reflect on mine & I quickly tell him that my mobile isn’t with me. Its at home.
BLOKE: Ok. Take my number: 07984649287 – 'Segun', 'Prince Segun'.
BLOKE: You have the kind of Physique I like.
ME: Excuse Me? What do you mean? Are you collecting girls’ physique to use in cooking soup or something?
BLOKE: NO I mean I like ur physique – Its very nice. You never know where the relationship will go.
ME: Excuse Me? There will not be any relationship that’s going anywhere. (My mobile rings)
BLOKE: I thought you said you didn’t have ur mobile with you?
I move away to answer my call and the train pulls into the station. BLOKE motions for me to join him in the next carriage and I purposefully ignore him and move to another carriage.

The Randy Idiot!! Physique Ko, Physique Ni. He really has no morals. I think its just me being too polite to tell such idiots to buzz off or be plain rude to them. Propositioning ladies up and down trying to pick up anything in skirts wherever he can - Married or Single anything goes. If he’s not careful, a wife, scorned girlfriend or maybe an angry husband may perform a BOBBITTon him putting an end to his randy overtures since he does not really care whether they come married or not. I have heard some rumours that London Guys prefer their ladies married – that way, there’ll be no strings attached to the relationship. So ‘Prince Segun’ - You've been Named and Shamed!!!

Monday, November 13, 2006





My buddy NYEMONI has been out of circulation for sometime. Just discovered that she's been down and recovering from a bout of CHICKEN POX!! Get well soon Babes!! Please stop by her page and drop some words of encouragement for her.

Friday, November 10, 2006

Duke For President!!!

My beloved Governor - Mr Donald Duke has declared his intention to serve Nigeria if we will give him the mandate as President come 2007!!!!! He declared his intention to run for presidency on Tuesday the 7th of November at The International Conference Centre,Abuja. Well he can certainly count on my support!! I'll shout it from the hilltops and put it to paper and ink as well come the D-Day!!! Duke for President 2007!!

Mr Duke has been serving as Cross River State Governor Since 1999 and has done a wonderful job in those seven and a half years. He may not have finished the work he set out to do but what we in Cross River State have seen is very commendable. Previously unnavigatable roads transformed into pothole free, smooth roads, tourism has been promoted vigourously through the rejuvenation of Obudu Cattle Ranch, Calabar Christmas Carnival, The Tinapa Project and many other succesful projects too munerous to mention. I can proudly say that Donald Duke has restored hope generally to the people of Cross River Stae with the meagre resources available to the state and is asking for a chance to give to our country Nigeria - the same love and service he has rendered to the people of Cross River state.

Check out Donald Duke's Blog and drop a few words of encouragement.

Google Nigeria

Google has launched the Nigerian version of its search engine. Its such a wonderful feeling knowing that there are nice things happening in and to Nigeria instead of bad things and the notoreity that follows the name - Nigeria. Such notoriety I believe will one day be eroded and fraudulent pranksters like the one featured in my previous posts - Internet Scams and Internet Scams 2 will be completely wiped out from Nigeria, Africa and the entire World in general. I say a very big AMEN to that!!!

The laptop has come back from the repairer's. Wiped completely clean. The repairer said there was nothing he could do to save or retrieve most of the files that had been stored there as the majority of them had been corrupted by the virus. I feel so bad knowing I caused the entire fracas. The most painful is that the 2 articles hubby was working that were due for submission for publication next week are gone forever and he had not saved a back up file on his flash drive (memory stick) so he has to start all over again completely from the scratch. I am trying to be a very good and submissive wife right now.

Each time I make mention about good things coming out of and from Nigeria, I cant help but refer to my hard working and ebullient governor Mr Donald Duke. I made mention of him and extolled his virtues in my Independence Day Post - Calabar Christmas Carnival.

Mr Duke has requested for our mandate for his Presidency Bid!!!

Legal Recruitment Fair

There was this Legal Recruitment Fair I had been looking forward to attending which was supposed to hold yesterday - the 9th of November. I searched Google for more information on the fair and discovered that the previous legal recruitment fair in September took place at the Law Society Hall and so I was looking forward to attending the November Edition which I presumed would also take place at the Law Society Hall at Chancery Lane seeing that the previous one held there and there and there was no information readily available about the next venue at which the fair would be held. Legal Recruitment Fairs are events where companies and firms in legal, banking, finance, insurance and other relevant sectors come together to create awareness and showcase their current vacancies. They aso give out job hunting tips and treats as well as hand out pens, biro, notepads, key holders, sweets, chocolates and other memorabilia to attendees or prospetive employees at the fair who stop by their stalls. (I love collecting the memorabilia from these fairs and was quite looking forward to that part!!) A couple of my friends had been intimated by me and we were all looking forward to attending the fair. We agreed to meet at the Law Society Hall at Chancery Lane after lunch.

Dawn broke on Thursday and I eagerly left the house but decided to stop by a couple of agencies first on the way and register with them. Linda my friend called me at about 2 pm that she was at Chancery Lane and there was no such fair holding there. To say that I was shocked for words is an understatement. I was so confident that the event would hold there. I told her I was at Victoria and was rushing down to another Agency at Earls Court to register there too and would be there at Chancery Lane as soon as I was finished at the Agencies.

I got to the Law Society Hall at about 2pm and inquired from the lady at the reception which room the Legal Recruitment Fair was holding. (Seeing is Believing) She checked her list and told me the event wasn’t listed but would confirm from those ‘upstairs’. True to her word, she made the call on my behalf and the search came out blank. She asked if I had a printout of the fair’s details but silly me didn’t. I was so confident that the event would hold there. The last one did – didn’t it? Well, I’d have to Google the fair and see if anything came up. I was getting a bit confused. I asked there if they had any internet facilities available and she said it was £4.50 for 30 minutes. £4.50 for 30 minutes?!?!? Certainly Not!! I will not under any circumstances pay £4.50 to use the internet for just 30minutes! I thanked her and left. There was an Easy Internet Café near Subway at Charring Cross Station – I’d go there instead. I took the bus and headed down to Charring Cross. At the café, surfing was £2 an hour. I brought out a £2 coin to buy some time and then changed my mind. The Ijebu in me reared its head. Surfing in other cyber café’s around my area was 50p an hour and I had free broadband at home. Why waste money? I decided to fash attending the fair and off I went to do my hair.

It was this morning I googled the
Legal Recruitment Fair and voila! There it was on the screen. It had held at Bishopsgate near Liverpool Street not Law Society Hall and took place from 11am till 7pm. Oh well, I said to myself – there are still more to come. I’ll attend the next fair - whenever or whereever it holds.

I had a very pleasant surprise sent to me in the post on Wednesday. I opened a huge bulky envelope addressed to me and in it were two store cards. One for me and one for a second cardholder. I was a little bit puzzled – I hadn’t applied for any Store Cards recently. I looked at the cards again - HOUSE OF FRASER store cards. Then it all clicked into place!! Remember my post about my
Mulberry Bag – where I had applied for a Store Card and was refused credit? They had approved my credit application!!! Six months after and sent me the cards completely unsolicited for!! Awwwww!!! More money to spend!!! Not that I will spend it quickly though or in a hurry. I’m owing enough as it is. Its just that its such a pleasant feeling though knowing I've got one more card to fill up the space in my wallet! (smile)

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Internet Revenge 2

I couldnt resist posting some more pictures of these unwitting scammers as they make a fool of themselves. These pictures are so hilarious!!!

Internet Revenge

These are the faces of some of the online scammers who tried to swavve Mike Berry into revealing his bank details and relieve him of his money by sending fraudulent emails. The scam turned on them when Mike asked them to verify their identity by posing for a photo holding up a special "codeword" saying something ridiculous like "I am a Plonker" or "King of Retards" "I'm a Rat" or "Shag me gently" and email it to him to convince him that they were geniune.He also convinced them to pose for pictures with loaves of bread or fish placed precariously on their heads and one joker even agreed to pose with his trousers pulled down to his ankles!! Hilarious!!! He had his revenge by posting the pictures in his Rogues Gallery - Trophy Room and Hall of Shame which are a part of his website 419eater. More pictures of these unsuspecting conmen can be found in the rogues gallery on mike's site. That'll teach them for sending out those emails!!! I hope it serves as a lesson and a warning to all potential scammers out there!!

Friday, November 03, 2006


I have been weaned off the Web abruptly this past week. I caught a virus off the internet and the laptop has crashed and is under repairs - Thanks to my love of the Net. Someone sent me an offline message on yahoo messenger with a lot of chinese words on it and the link was made up of words like this: (Please dont click on the link) "www.quanti....... something something" and I foolishly clicked on the link and it unleashed a whole lot of viruses into the system. I should have told hubby then but knowing his hatred of yahoo, I kept it to myself hoping the virus would go away and the virus catcher would 'catch' all the viruses. He didnt know about it until he was working on an article one day, last week and the whole article he had written turned to chinese. It wasnt funny at all oh.

I used to wake up mentally creating future posts on my blog page, thinking which other blogger had updated their posts, who had dropped comments since the last time I checked, sometimes I would sit on the web from sun rise till the early hours of the next morning. When we went out, I would even rush to the PC to update myself on events in Blogland ASAP. It was that bad. Hubby had even complained until he was tired So I took to leaving a word document open on the screen and flicked or switched between the web and the document to cut down on the comments and admonitions I get from him. LOL Will this stop me from going back to blogging and hugging the web? No Way!! Aluta Continua!!! Ha Ha Ha Ha!!!!

Browsing through a couple of other blog pages, I have discovered that I'm not the only one and have reprinted their posts (with credits to them of course) and their experiences.

Bloggers Anonymous

Barb's page is one of the various pages I love to visit daily. She updates her blog 5-6 times daily with interesting 'mini posts' (smile) and had this to say in one of her posts titled "Pacing Myself":

Pacing Myself
Ever since I began this blog it's been consuming my days.
I make posts, browse other blogs, search for clipart, edit my sidebar.
My laundry is waiting, my plants are dying.
We have two NetFlix movies waiting to be watched.
Hubby talks to me and all I hear is, "Blah, blah, blah.. nice day outside" or "Blah, blah, blah.. are you hungry, too?"
You see, I've been so caught up in this blogging addiction that I've let everything else slide.
Today I began trying to pace myself. Here's how it went:
I put clothes that had been in the washer for a few days into the dryer. They're still there.
I washed a load of whites. They're still there.
I took a nap
I went looking for new clipart.
I found lots of new stuff to post about.
I'm sitting here writing a post about pacing myself. How'd I do?

Another of my Blogpals - BIODUN made this recommendation for curing ourselves of this Blogging Syndrome in a post she wrote last week too titled BLOGGERS ANONYMOUS:

DAY 1 @ Blogger Anonymous:
Biodun: Hi, I dont really know wot to say, this is my 1st time here.

Leader: You can start by introducing your self to the group.

Biodun: hi everyone, my name is D***** O.... and I am a blog addict.

Leader: Everybody say hi to D

Everyone: Hi D

Leader: Can you share with us today something about your self

Biodun: (starring @ the floor) I first discovered blogs earlier this year when a friend gave me the link to her blog. After reading all her entries and following her new blog entries religiously while leaving anonymous comments, I decided to start a blog myself. Its been over 6 months now my habit is now an addiction. (Pauses) I started off reading about 4 to 5 blogs once a day, but now I find myself reading almost 20 blogs a day and checking back on some more than twice a day. I leave comments on some too, its my way of establishing friendship. I try to update my blog as much as possible n love when I get comments. I once had a bad day bcos a fellow blogger didnt leave a comment on my post.

Leader: You can continue, if u have more to say.

Biodun: Ok, I wake up thinking of wot to write on my blog. I sleep right next to my laptop that is after spending most of the nite doing nothing but reading blogs. I feel like these people r my friends even though they dont even know my first name. That is why I am here today bcos I know I have a problem. I have been less productive @ work bcos I spend time blogging n my bfriend thinks its annoying n that I should stop, I think he is jealous though.

Leader: thanks D for sharing that we us today. You are very brave for coming in today, its the 1st step to recovery.

Will this temporary development stop me - Calabar Gal from Blogging? No Way!! All the viruses in this world couldnt keep me away from my Blogpals. Wicked Laugh - HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!!

Annie Mole has her weekly friday post with hilarious pictures of London Underground's (AKA The Tube) Fashion Victims here and here.

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

What Kind of Blogger are You? The Sequel....

I'm a "LOOK AT ME" Blogger? Seriously?!?!?!?

You Are a Look At Me Blogger!

Cute pics, blog drama, whatever it takes to get traffic.
You're notorious ... either loved or hated by all!

What Kind of Blogger are you?

We have all been ranting in Blogville recently about how desperately we need Bloggers Anonymous. Here's an opportunity to find out what kind of blogger you are.

You Are a Life Blogger!

Your blog is the story of your life - a living diary.
If it happens, you blog it. And make it as entertaining as possible.

Supposedly, I'm a Life Blogger but do these surveys really do tell the truth?

Sunday, October 29, 2006

No Pants Day 2k6

Hey!! All ye fellow blogpals out there - I would like to advocate a No Pants (Trousers or Skirts) Day 2k6 in the United Kingdom on the Underground and Railway Lines or buses to raise money for any named charity of your choice. Let me know if you're in for it - NOVEMBER, 2006.

Blogpals in other countries and continents can help organise a No Pants (Trousers or Skirts) Day 2k6 on any form of public transportation in their country also to raise money with the proceeds going to any named charity of their choice. It'll be fun I tell you.

Click on the link below to see the video of the American No Pants (Trousers or Skirts) Day 2k6.

No Pants 2k6

Friday, October 27, 2006


I found this tagging format from the blog page of that Crazy Girl we all love so much and thought I'd join in the tagging game. Blogspot's Expletives Master did his too. So I thought I'd join in and share as much as I possibly can about me with you all. If you're reading this - YOU'VE BEEN TAGGED TOO!


I used to love exchanging story books with my mates at primary school. Sometimes though, I conveniently forgot to return them. When my friends ran out of books to exchange, my primary school teacher who was my mum’s friend would borrow me story books he had seized from the pupils in his class. The look on their faces as I walked out of their class with the seized story books – priceless. I loved reading Enid Blyton –still do. My first Novel was a Pacesetter Novel - Evbu My Love by Helen Ovbiagele. Moved from pacesetters to Mills & Boons and I used to fantasize about the men in them. On bad days, would stay in bed all day long reading and dreaming. Barbara Cartland Novels and James Hardley Chase and Pacesetters took a huge chunk of my pocket money. I’m a very fast reader. Once I start a novel, find it dificult to put it down until the very end. Everything else suffers during that time.

I love lipgloss. I make sure I have one stationed permanently in every handbag I own. The same goes for handcream – a vital necessity and one in every handbag. My makeup is minimal – just eyeliner and lipgloss – lipstick sometimes but more often none.

I’m a quiet and reserved person. Trying very hard to shake off that skin. I used to think guys were gods. Couldn’t talk to them when I was a teenager. Had to learn slowly how to make conversation with them when I got to university. My first boyfriend was in university. A Tall dark handsome Tiv boy with cute sideburns. We still keep in touch though. I have done all the breaking up with all the guys I ever dated. Why? Sometimes I ask myself that. Someone new came along I guess. Always break up with the old one before moving on to the new one though. I never knew there was anything like pidgin English until I got university. I still cant speak pidgin properly – tried my very best to learn but when it comes out of my mouth it sounds real funny. I write pidgin though. (smile)

When I was younger, used to cry along with the sad or touching parts of a movie or at the end of it. My sisters would laugh at my tears and I would try frantically to hide them. I still do if the movie gets too emotional. LOL

I used to sing alto in the Sunday School Choir. Was in my college protestant choir & CCIC church choir too. I love good music. More on the gospel side though although I have no reservations about secular music if its being played. Bishop TD Jakes is my main man, deep dreamy soul stirring voice, Mary Mary, Cece Winas, Bebe Winas, I love Beyonce too and Daniel Bedingfield. Oh and I enjoy going to bed listening to some jazz too. Kunle Ajayi or Kenny G.

I have 6 ear piercings. 3 on each ear lobe. Don’t have any nose piercings yet. Wanted to do one in uni but my boyfriend persuaded me not to. May get round to that someday. Havent had a tattoo done yet. Am not a huge fan of Artificial nails. First time I had them done was at my wedding. Just haven’t gotten round to fixing them again. Loved them though.

I couldn’t be bothered about politics. I think I pay way too much tax. What’s the point of working overtime if a huge chunk of it is all going to taken off as tax? I am always succumbing to working overtime though if its offered. Who dosent want the extra cash?

My family is terribly important to me. Both Extended, Nuclear and Conjugal. I love my sisters dearly though I know I don’t tell them often enough so dear sisters if u’re reading this – I LOVE YOU ALL DEARLY!! I love my brother too - TEENAGE HORROR. I was making a call from a phone booth at Heathrow Airport one day when this guy approached me and offered to take me back to town. Looking at him, I thought at least they don’t cut off human heads in London so I'm safe in his car. Besides, I could always scream for help to any passing police car if he drives in the wrong direction. We got talking and been talking since then.Turned out to be my partner for the next 20 months and made an honest woman out of me 3months ago. Love you dearly BABES!! U R D BEST!! Working hard on shoving a bun in the oven ASAP. Would like to have two pregnancies. Both sets of twins – first set male, second set female. Chapter Closed.

I have been asked by not one, not two people if “I chopped dog legs” LOL!!! Well, literally, I’ve had several. Its not that I walk about aimlessly - I just like sight seeing and window shopping especially. Beats staying at home on the sofa scoffing food or making endless trips to the fridge looking for what to snack on. That’s a habit to be curtailed seriously cos like right now – I make about a thousand journey’s a day between the sofa and the fridge. Love shopping online. Gives me a thrill to receive the packages and unwrap them when they arrive. Oh and they keep increasing my credit limit!! Catalogues will not be the death of me.

I love comedy shows. Catherine Tate, Little Britain, could watch the Cosby Show over and over again tirelessly. ‘Hustle’ is so cool. Waiting eagerly for the next series. Sometimes I wonder what its like to ‘binge drink’ should try it one day – drinking loads and loads of Smirnoff Ice in the confines of my own home of course. Love Ginger Beer and Shandy as well as trying out the various drinks in the Supermarket. The last one I tasted was Dandelion drink. Sweet and nice.

When I was a kid about 7 or 8yrs old, I went to the Boys Quarters in our compound where the gardener lived with his kids and they (the kids) were roasting something which they gave me to taste. Twas after I had consumed the whole lot was informed it was a toad or was it a frog? Cant remember which one it was but one is edible and the other is not – just cant decipher which right now. Cant remember what it tasted like so don’t ask!! LOL

Daddy was my favourite man and could never do wrong in my eyes. Still love him dearly. Mum had to come second best but we bonded against dad’s various side kicks in my late teenage years. Aaaah Female bonding against men. We made up though – couldn’t stay angry with him for long. She went first – cancer and I went back to my first love – dad. he went too 3years later – heart attack. Intend to enrol in a French class one stay to fulfil my dream of being bilingual. Havent had vanilla yet guess its too late now.

I’ve got a couple of friends – not too many just a few but when I’m stressed couldn’t be bothered to keep in touch. Then something happens and they’re there for me and I remember why they’re called friends in the first place. I prefer to communicate via email. Couldn’t be bothered to make fone calls anymore. Its cheaper in the long run. (smile) I am addicted to the internet. Can stay online 5 hours at a stretch just surfing. My dedication to blogger and blogspot is amazing. Wish I paid that much attention and dedication to my studies. I love God and I'm working hard on being closer to him.

You’ve been tagged if you are reading this!!!


We're reverting to Winter Time this weekend as British Summer Time ends. So dont forget to set ur clocks back 1 hour on SATURDAY night!!!!! Have a lovely weekend.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

A - Z of my Music

I got tagged by NYEMONI so here’s the A – Z of My Music. I am more of a gospel music person but that’s not to say I don’t enjoy secular music also if it sounds good. This list isnt exhaustive and I'll be adding to it as the days go by and I remember more of my favourites. So here goes – and if you’re reading this too, YOU’VE BEEN TAGGED!!!

A - Amy Grant, Andrae Crouch, Alvin Slaughter, ABBA, Anita Baker, Aretha Franklin

B - Bebe Winas, Buchi, Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir, Boys II Men, Beyonce, Bob Marley, Brenda Fassie,

C - Cece Winas, Candi Staton, Celine Dione , Craig David, Christiana Essien-Igbokwe,

D - Donnie Mcclurkin, Don Moen, Daniel Bedingfield, Dione Warwick , Diana Ross, Destiny's Child, Dbanz,

E - Eve and the Garden, Everyday Sunday, Eminen , En Vogue, Evi Edna Ogholi,

F - Fred Hammond, Faith Hill, Fifty Cent, Fela,

G - Gospel Heritage Mass & Praise Choir, Girls Aloud, Gwen Stefani

H - Hezekiah Walker, Helen Baylor

I - Isreal and New Breed, Inyang Nta Henshaw

J - Jim Reeves, Jamelia, J-Lo , Janet Jackson,

K - Kirk Franklin, Kunle Ajayi, Kenny G

L - Lamar Campbell, Lionel Ritchie, Lemar

M - Mary Mary, Marvin Gaye, Mariah Carey, Mandators, Madonna

N - Norman Hutchings, Nu Life

O - Out of Eden, Osmond Collins, Onyeka Onywenu,

P - Praise Band, Pink, Pussycat Dolls

Q - Queen

R - Ron Kenoly, Ricky Martin, Rihanna,

S - Sounds of Blackness, Shirley Ceaser, Sandra Crouch , Stevie Wonder, Shina Peters, Sunny Neji, Sonny Okosun

T - T. D. Jakes, Twila Paris, Trin-i-tee 5:7, Tuface Idibia, Toni Braxton, Tevin Campbell,

U - U2, Ugk, Usher

V - Virtue, Vicki Yohe, Vickie Winas

W - Winas Phase 2, William Sisters (The), Whitney Houston

X - X-zhibit, (Couldnt think of any other group that starts with an X)

Y - Yolanda Adams, Yvonne Chaka Chaka, Yvonne Maha

Z - Zilch, Zoegirl

Friday, October 20, 2006

The Fours Meme

There’s been a whole lot of tagging flying around in blogville. So I have decided to dedicate a whole week to tagging. This is going to be the first in a series of 3 – 4 different types of tags that I’ve got lined up which will be published one after the other. (consecutively)

London Buki, TP & Desola tagged me... Its so much nicer doing amebo and reading other blog pals answers than having to crack up ur brain looking for answers and my brain is one lazy SOB. * sigh* Didn’t have answers for every question but tried my absolute best which I hope is good enough.

1. Customer Service Assistant M & S
2. Packing Assistant – (DVD Rentals)
3. Legal Advisor
4. Company Secretarial Assistant

1. Movie Star
2. PA to a famous person and the glitz that comes with it
3. Trying out new sex toys for free and getting to keep the toys too.
4. Getting paid to eat food at restaurants – buffets especially.

1. Legally Blonde 1 & 2
2. Pretty Woman
3. How to loose a guy in ten days.
4. Sweet Home Alabama

1. Calabar
2. Bwari - Abuja
3. Chelmsford - Essex
4. London

1. Desperate Housewives, Sex and the City
2. Catherine Tate Show, Little Britain
3. Hustle
4. Deal or No Deal
(More than 4 but I do love so many TV shows!!)

1. Kano
2. Jos
3. London
4. Milton Keynes

2. Yahoo
3. Aol
4. Shutterchance

1. Ekpang Nkwukwo
2. Chinese Buffet
3. 404 & Plantain
4. Isi Ewu & Ice Cream (lol)

1. Snake meat
2. Rare Steak (I prefer my meat well done – Thank You.)
3. Tomato Soup - Uuurrrrrgggghhhh!!!
4. Any type of Tinned soup – give me correct peppersoup anytime, anyday.

1. Snails – real spicy ones
2. Loads of Smirnoff Ice.
3. Ekpang Nkwukwo
4. 404 & Plantain

1. A Bed
2. A Wardrobe
3. Music Box & Book Shelf
4. Reading Table & Laptop

1. Walk – In Wardrobe
2. Designer Shoes and Bags
3. Luxurious Carpet
4. Loads more room and spac

1. Tracksuit bottoms
2. Tank Top
3. Cream Lacy Bra
4. Cream Lacy Thongs

1. America - sightseeing
2. Trinidad & Tobago when there’s a carnival
3. Calabar Christmas Carnival
4. All over Europe enjoying the sun and sights

1. Hogwarths practicing those fabulous spells with Hermoine & Harry.
2. Queen of a castle reigning over rich subjects who allow me free reign over their finances.
3. America – serving as first female president
4. Buckingham Palace – dazzling Prince William

1. Julia Roberts
2. George Clooney
3. Reese Witherspoon
4. Oprah

1. How to get over my literature review & project.
2. Winning the Lottery
3. Shoving a bun in the oven ASAP. (Lol!!!)
4. Wishing I could exercise some more.

1. My Digital Camera
2. My Laptop
3. My Family
4. My Man.

1. Everyone who visits my page!!!
2. All my blogpals.
3. My friends
4. My enemies – Good to keep your friends close but your enemies closer.

Pheewwww!!! There – its all done now. Over to you guys and no more tagging please!!!!! I seem to be the only gal in Blogville who ends up with a blank Blog page at least once a fortnight. Had another one of them for about 90minutes last night. My blog page just went all fuschia and blank on me and ate up all my words. LOL. I freaked out!! This time, my sista London Buki came to my rescue. Thanks Gal for watching my back!!

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

MY "5 A DAY"

I was at my favourite supermarket called TESCO today. I could not believe my eyes when I got to the fruits section. They had changed the whole layout and rearranged the positioning of all my favourite fruits. All my favourite fruits have been moved from their regular positions down the aisle to the Checkout area in full view of the Check out staff. I couldnt help laughing to my self!! I REFUSE TO BE DETERRED!!! Tesco must do more than that to stop me.

I love going to Tesco. You all know the government recommends an intake of at least five portions of fruit or vegetables per person a day to help reduce the risk of some cancers, heart disease and many other chronic conditions. Well, my “5 A DAY” comes from good old Tesco. Each Time I walk into my local Tesco Extra, I always head straight to the end of the fruit aisle to say hello and work my way down. I start from the
Red grapes, move down to the Green Grapes, give way to others shopping for fruits, go and get some croissants for my man, get back to the cherries, ooh they are always so yummy, I love them so much - then I head towards the berries. Ohhhh, there’s always the blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, strawberries. Mind you I never purposely open any of the fruit boxes or fruit bags myself. I only deal with already opened ones - not my fault that other shoppers decide to leave open the boxes.

By the time I head out of Tesco with whatever I decide to buy that day, I would have had more than the required 5 portions of fruits or vegetables that the doctor prescribes. He he he. I do need my 5 A DAY you know!! I’m still a growing pikin. Naughty I know but I’m not the only culprit.
See some other fruit tasting confessions here. (Scroll down toward the end of her post.)

I must admit I am also one of those who go specifically to the fruits section in Tesco to taste the fruits. Well, Sometimes I do actually buy some of the fruits and take them home with me so don’t you go wrinkling your nose at me!! Now they have changed the layout and moved the grapes next to the check-out counter to deter us FRUIT TASTERS. Always used to give me a thrill checking to see if the staff are looking my way. He he he. Will this repositioning stop my antics? Only time will tell - so these are my confessions!!!

I love Sunday shopping at Tesco. There are always these mighty reductions on perishable goods as well as goods nearing their expiry date especially when its almost closing time – 4pm. Call me an Ijebu if you like but I just love all the discounts. They are simply marvellous!! The fruits, the bakery, frozen foods, even general items. I’m a guru in locating all the various spots where the reduced items are stationed in my local store. All those items that I whiff my nose at their ridiculous prices on weekdays I get to cart home and buy in large quantities at a wonderful price on Sundays– if you get my drift.

I learnt a new word today from Tessa Jowell – INCANDESCENT!!!

I must use it very soon in my blog. She used the word in describing her fury when the horrible comments David Blunkett -former Home Office Minisiter made about his fellow colleagues in Tony Blair's Cabinet and about her (Tessa Jowell) in particular to his biographer got leaked and were published in the daily papers. And she rolled her eyes with indignation at the camera for added effect. Hmmmn INCANDESCENT - now who does that remind me of?

Saturday, October 14, 2006


I have come to enjoy and relish spending time with my BLOGVILLE family.
I look forward each day to hearing from each and everyone of them. It pained my heart yesterday when I was doing my customary round of surfing and on Life through Rose Tinted Glasses page was this post: “He died” She had lost a very special friend and blogging pal.

Bhookey84 confirms their mutual pal’s death in her post “O Death” and hints he was the only one who had dropped comments in her blog. I check the previous post and there are his comments stamped in the sands of time.

Death is truly horrible. God’s promise to us was that the number of our days he will fulfil. The minimum number of our days being three score and ten. He was barely approaching his first ‘score and ten’. What is it with death taking us youths away in our prime?

Tola Okoya Thomas died just recently from Cancer aged 28. An old school girl of mine died about three months ago aged 27 – heart attack. Now LAWD*OF*D*DEEP has left us all in this lonesome world aged 27.
He joined our bloggosphere in September and in his last post said:

“for everyone that i left a comment on their posts,
if u dont like wat i wrote then im really sorry,

just in that frame of mind where everything seems like its not working

Maybe he could feel the life ebbing out of him? Did he hear God calling him that his work on earth is done? Well, he did have some kind of premonition and that was his way of saying goodbye to us all before his last breath.
Accept him into your bossom dear Lord for eternity. AMEN.


Thursday, October 12, 2006

Boys will be Boys....

Found this lovely picture of this 'Mugu' from the Ads on JOKE MAIL.
What on earth is he looking for? Hope he finds it.
Have a lovely weekend folks!!