Friday, April 18, 2008

Next stop... London, England

In less than a week... I leave these shores for England... home of wrong-side-of-the-road driving, lentil Soup and Victoria Beckham.

Land of my birth... It'll be my first time back since I left.
16 years it's been... 16 years... 192months... 768 weeks... 5376 days...

I never imagined it would take this long

In the 16 years since I left... I have lived so much...

This time I go back not with the ones I left... we'll do that when we're ready... visit the places we lived, the people we knew...

This time I will go and create new memories...
14 days with 6 of my best friends in one house...

Armed with red lipstick, 11 of my favorite shoes, a digital camera and the laughter of these girls I love so dearly... I will re-acquiant myself with the taste and the sound and the sights of England.

With my gorgeous friends...
I will go to Buckingham palace and tell my best 'yo mama' jokes to the guards... to the London zoo to see how animals sound with British accents, to numerous pubs to investigate the difference between Molson Canadian Beer and whatever they have on the continent... to Madam Tussauds to audition in front of the Simon Cowell wax figure... to the bridge where Osuofia told that girl to stop wearing mini-skirts... to the Shakespeare theatre... to the best fish and chips places... to the London zoo and art centers and museums and castles and cathedrals...

You might see me on your streets... preceded by racous laughter... 6 girls with Canadian accents and Canadian jokes and Canadian digital cameras...
How you'll know it's me is... stop and ask for my name...

Macbeth Palagutsa

44 comments:

bumight said...

lol @ seeing how the animals sound with british accents...maybe u'll run into osuofia at the bridge
now I'mm jealous!

BlackRose said...

lol...u dis babe, u'r sumthn else o! all dose thngs u intend 2 do r so crazy; im curious 2 noe hw it al turns out..

Ms Sula said...

MacBeth Palagutsa? Now that's grand! :lol:

Have fun on the other side of the pound, dearie!

uNWrItten* said...

awww...gosh lets switch lives..like now!!
lol have fun babes.. and bring me back maltesers..pashminas..fish and chips and a speck of david beckhams hair..
oh never mind he lives in the states now..lol
:)
p.s that ur name na america wonder o!

Sting said...

"to the London zoo to see how animals sound with British accents". You are hilarious as usual. Have fun, and i know since u are a certified foodie we are going to be getting lots of pictures of food. Can't wait to see them.

Unbiased said...

O really. I'll be on the look out for you. have fun babes!!

tiwalade said...

hey so ONB u're coming to the humble shores of England..welcome!
Hope you have fun rocking "your 11 pairs of shoes"(wow!)..lol

ablackjamesbond said...

11 pairs? Hmmmm... u dont travel light at all.

Have fun

Kira Fashion said...

hello dear!

hope you are fine!
London?
not bad, hã?
;)

a kiss and a hug,
kira

Mamarita said...

Dude! So jealous....I want pashminas, am texting you right away.

Jaycee said...

All u world travelers and rockstars...

I love the fact that u're travelling with red lipstick, 11 of ur favorite shoes...and of course a digital camera (for my viewing pleasure...muhaha).

Have fun trying to decipher the British accents of London animals!!! Lol.

Have a beautiful trip dearie...and a blessed week...mwah!

Original Mgbeke said...

Are you serious? Chei I want choccies..I LOOVE britico choccies. Ooh and enter Topshop and scoop somn up for me too..you know say me I be simple babes..Topshop and H&M o. I don't ask for much. :D
Jeloxi is catching me sha.

shop liquorice said...

enjoy :)

xo

!*!*!*!*!Fresh and Fab!*!*!*!*! said...

have a good time oh, enjoy it, you would have neva thought london would sound this good, i for one dont see the hype.lol

but yh..have fun.

xx

Freaky Deaky said...

I imagine the animals sound proper. LOL!

Poor guards. I wonder if they've ever had a bad day and just choked someone like a retarded chicken. Now that's funny. :oD

Have fun in England.

NigerianDramaQueen said...

oh my gosh im gonna be in London next week!!!!!!so if i see some crazy ass Nigeriqn Canadian in heels Il know its .lol

TaureanMinx said...

I guess I'll be seeing you. Have fun!

ChiefO said...

overwhelmed, how now? hows mr jehova witness. anywho, make i go read ur other blog entries.

i feel u on that driving on the wrong side of the road thing. was in ireland earlier this month and it was so not right. anyway im blogging about my trip next so stay tuned.

Pink-satin said...

lol...pls dont tell yo mama jokes to d gurads they will burst out laughing an dmay loose their jobs!!!lol

Folayemi said...

*scanning through blogs and got stuck on this one* hmm...

It’s interesting to leave a place, interesting even to think about it.

Leaving reminds us of what we can part with and what we can’t, then offers us something new to look forward to, to dream about. Have fun!


www.folayemianifowoshe.wordpress.com

Anonymous said...

LENTIL SOUP ... ENGLISH?

Jen (MahaloFashion) said...

I've always wanted to go to london, I'm hoping to visit in september!! I still can't believe I haven't been yet...

Chika said...

Hey missy!Welcome to my zones...Not sure i can figure out the canadian cameras but i'd try and look out for the accents.

doll said...

LOL…..have fun!

Afrobabe said...

lol...animals with british accents indeed...

hope the weather has made up its mind by the time you land...but then its always crappy weather anyway so dont forget ur rain coat!!!

temmy tayo said...

Aight,holla when you get to our city.

omohemi Benson said...

Macebeth gini?

pls stick to overwhelmed jeje.

Have a fun trip and bring plenty more fab pictures.

SET said...

LOL, YOU WRITE FUNNY STUFF. HAVE FUN DEAR.

Boutique Mix Fashion said...

LMAO!!!! i'm glad you're going back to visit now. have a safe and fabulous trip!!!

Bold and Beautiful said...

Globe throtter...have fun!

Ifeoma-adiagwuagwu said...

Welcome to United Kingdom.

naijalines said...

You're welcome. London can be a great place. Go easy on the fish and chips though. Nice blog.

Uzo said...

Sweetheart...11 pairs of shoes for 16 days....LOL

Vera Ezimora said...

Bia, nne, as you're doing whatever crazy thing you're doing there, make sure you bring me back some bounty oh. I no dey play. Bring me back some bounty!!

...and a fine Naija boy, please.

Writefreak said...

Wish i would be there to try spot you! lol..Hope you had a safe trip!

ablackjamesbond said...

Overwhelmed, thanks for ur comments on my blog. I am truly humbled.

The Last King Of Scotland said...

make sure you enjoy every single second whilst here

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LemonadeGirl said...

Hey...i really like ur blog...
xx

Funms said...

how did ur trip go? bet u'd fun!!!!! i love ur blog.....

The poets voice ~~~ said...

oh gosh, u're havin so much fun..
neways wen u get here (england) i hope u do have fun..
the weather is a bit 'iffy' at d mo' but don't let dat spoil ur holiday..
i would like to know hw it goes..
enjoy urself!

1stpet2v9 said...

OONNNBBBBBBBBBBBBBB!!
remember d last time i did dt? lol...

dis babe... u r high on some fermented crack mehn...

flabby said...

It feels weird..seeing this city through the eyes of a tourist..to be honest..the canadians in my uni are oh sooo annoying..in lectures they say stuf like 'this should be harder'..wtf?? law isnt hard enuf?? when they ask questions it lasts like 5 minutes..in talking time thats eternity!! but..even though i technically dont know u..lol..uve reinstated hope in my mind that there are some cool canadians!

*sorry about the essay!

R4Biz said...

i enjoy u honest blog. blessings.