Happy New Year!

11:19 PM missusmonroe 0 Comments


As a true African saying Happy New Year until like May, I wish you and yours a fantastic year, filled with adventures and accomplishments. If you remember, last year on New Years Eve my grandfather of then 98 years slept with the Lord. It didn't come as a surprise seeing as though he'd been suffering with his sight for many years then; however, that didn't stop the traumatic feelings we all encountered. This year we devised a now annual celebration of his life in Nigeria, this year beginning with a Thanksgiving/Commemorative service followed by a food-filled party/reception. That was my main purpose during the New Year period and my main reason for being back home so early, but the short time I spent blossomed into the exact vacation I needed after the semester I had. It being Harmattan season, it was supposed to be the hottest of the year, especially to me coming from the freezing tundra of the US, I didn't know I was going until a couple of days beforehand so I only brought sweaters from school... It was just predicted to be one of the most uncomfortable, sweaty, and annoying experiences I'd have up to date in Nigeria. But to God be the freaking glory, the weather was absolutely paradise-like, cool even, I only stayed in boring-old Ilesa for the weekend, in Lekki they started giving us electricity for much longer periods, my clothes turned out to be perfect for the weather and border-line appropriate for the prude/scrutinizing eyes in town. 

I saw family members I hadn't seen in probably over 10 years, so long I didn't recognize their faces at all. I didn't eat my heart out, a conscious decision, but I did eat fantastic Jollof for a week straight. I took enough selfies to last a lifetime, camera-roll wise. What can I say, the natural light was literally spoiling me! You cannot find wonderful light like that of Africa, I promise you that. I just thoroughly enjoyed myself. I miss everything and everyone already.

xxoo missusmonroe






















SE London 



eBay reversible bomber jacket, Boohoo batwing cardigan, thrifted jersey, f21 joggers

Lekki, Lagos

Ilesa

Olumirin Waterfalls, Erin-Ijesa









Ikota Shopping Complex







VGC


fast walking (cause I don't run) into 2015


London Heathrow Airport

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