September 14, 2015

Berry Family Weekend

Hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii Berry beautiful and handsome dahlings!

How was your weekend? The first person to tell me what they did this weekend wins a prize! I don't know what the prize is yet but I'm sure I'll find something nice. Don't forget the ongoing She Leads Africa SheHive Giveaway. If you're an entrepreneur who wants a week of awesome networking and advice opportunities, click here for more information. 

Anyway, my weekend was packed! If you follow me on Instagram or Snapchat (Berrydakara) then you already know I headed to Port Harcourt and Owerri to see my dad and grandparents. I had a great weekend with family. Family is so important and even if you don't have a great relationship with yours, I pray that moving forward there's a change for the better :)
I flew Dana airlines, which had the very unfortunate crash in 2012. But my travel experience was mostly smooth and they were so prompt and the customer service as usual was pretty good. I got into PH on Friday morning and went to work - ain't nobody using precious vacay days for PH visits. After work, I ran an errand with my dad, went home and tried to convince my friend to take me clubbing with her but she refused - because I'm married! Still trying to understand her logic. Don't mind her, she had a date and didn't want me to come along up

On Saturday morning, we were off to Owerri. We had breakfast first and set off.



This should have been a 2 hour journey but it took us 4 hours because the road in Imo State is a disaster at some point. We detoured through some random villages where the boys were trying to charge each vehicle money for passing their road. 



Manufacturing Palm Oil in the village
I'd love to share photos of my extended family on the blog but it's a little too public, so pics of my grandparents are on Instagram. You know my granddad is 90, right? When we got to Owerri he was out giving a presentation at a Rotary Club event. He's a longtime Rotarian and I want to be just like him! Check out all his pins below.



Owerri Sights

When we headed back to Port Harcourt, we decided to use the main road because we thought it would be faster. It was, but check out the photos!!!!! 





How can this be a federal road?!?!?!?!? Who is to blame for the deterioration? Meanwhile the road in Rivers State was fine o. Imo State, ke kwanu? 

Aftermath of swimming on Imo State roads
When we got back to PH, I went out for drinks with the lovely lady who I've known since I was maybe 5 or 6. I'm selling her to the highest bidder!


On Sunday after church, I took my dad out on a Daddy-Daughter date! We went to PH Mall, and had Indian food at Spice Route. Shall I post a review this week?



Port Harcourt Mall ain't half bad yo.


Then we stopped at Yogurberry on Apara Road, GRA Phase 2. My chocolate frozen yogurts aka froyo was so good and just N600! If you're in PH, make sure you go there. My sister's friends own the franchise in PH.


And so that was my weekend in PH and Owerri. I had an awesome time! But before I go, I just had to ask... When did Beyoncé and Jay-Z move to the Garden City? :-S



BUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Have a lovely week everyone!

33 comments:

  1. Berry nice weekend you had there. Chei see the roads ooo..
    I spent my weekend grocery shopping, then went to the salon for a mini manicure and then went to the stadium to watch guys m girls learn how to ride power bikes. Yup!!

    Epiphany29.com

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    1. Yaaaaay, you win a prize! What shall I give you now?

      What stadium was that at? I wanna see

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  2. Wow, sounds like Fun. The Spice Route in PH looks exactly like the one in Lagos, that road is terrible o, chai, Diarris God.
    The mall looks really nice too, like Palms/ICM.
    My weekend was filled with Sax related activities and I wrote all about it on the blog :)

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    1. Off to check your post. Don't get me started on the road!!!

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  3. Hello Berrilicious, my weekend was eventful, my younger sister gave birth on Saturday to the most beautiful girl on earth,was @ the hospital with her and the new born, it was amazing. Then on Sunday was @ a baby dedication, where I saw the sequence fabric I used as my top was the same they used for tablecloth ( hahaha), just for laughs. But I enjoyed myself. OK, Friday, I was @ the salon all day cos I'm a hairstylist. Cheers

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    1. Awwwwwww, CONGRATULATIONS!!!! Aren't babies awesome?!

      LOL @ the fabric matching your top. That's crazy.

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  4. My close friend is getting married so I went venue hunting for her with her fiancé as she is not currently in the country.

    Since we went on a Saturday, we 'crashed' and on-going wedding reception, and I totally made myself at home*scratch that*-'at reception'....I boogied down with random folks and i almost started hustling for a plate of free food hehe....

    I also had training at work prior -Booooooo to weekend anything at the office....except weekend party shaa....

    Then I went to get my nails done...i got home 9pm and all my joints, bones, and even blood were very very soree..........Still sore today sef....Smh...

    Pls i want the gift...Pls..I never win anything. Ever :-(


    Simi.soars@gmail.com

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    1. I WANT TO CRASH A WEDDING!!! Please take me with you next time. I hope you ate nice small chops :p

      LOL @ hustling for food and dancing with random folks.

      Maybe you can relax next weekend?

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  5. I was at the office on Saturday till 2pm,I got home and made some beaded necklace for a friend.I ate,slept and watch some movies on Sunday.

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    1. Do you work every weekend? Oooh, what kinda beads? I'd like to see :)

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  6. I'm sure I'm probably too late to win the prize but I'll still tell you how my weekend went. I attended a birthday party on saturday and it was great fun. Did a lot of 'paparazzi' at the party. I love taking pictures. Sunday was spent recovering from saturday's party. :)

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    1. I know what it's like needing to recover after partying - ndo o. I'm sure you're the friend that everyone relies on for photos at the end of events. Do you!!!

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  7. Yoguberry..I'd definitely visit soon.You had a very calm and restful weekend Berry.
    Ok my weekend was a bit uneventful.On Saturday i made a trip to MTN to re register my Sim,came back made bracelets,cooked up a storm and that was it.On Sunday i went to church,when i got bk i rolled my hair(which took over 4hrs),made pancakes,watched some movies and that was all for the weekend

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    1. Everybody's being creative! What kinda bracelets did you make? And I need to be like you and cook on weekends :(

      Aaaaand, why did it take 4 hours to roll your hair?

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  8. You sure had a swell time.
    For the weekend, i went for an audition on saturday! It's been a long time but it was worth it at the end! It reminded me of a lot that i have taken for granted!

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  9. Berry all that food for you and your dad?! Pass me that naan bread please.

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    1. Trust me, the food was too much and we would have gladly shared. But naan bread is NEVER EVER for sharing!

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  10. wow! The roadsssss :o Terrible. Looked like you had a fun weekend, I was entertaining guests all weekend.

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  11. Enjoyment galore. You should be taking me on these trips of yours.

    Disobedience temporarily disfigured my face

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  12. Yaaaay!! Anything nice would do. The stadium at surulere. I saw all sorts. From kids learning martial arts to roller skating to bicycle tricks, name it! I felt so old, stiff and lazy. Chei.

    Purple Love Purple Blood

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    1. That is really cool. I'll let you know what I decide prize-wise

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  13. i love the father and daughter outing idea:)
    it's not so common but priceless.
    Abuja Make up fair in words and Pictures

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    1. Thanks. He had fun and really appreciated not having to pay :D

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  14. That Beyonce and Jay Z picture killed me, our people no dey try.

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  15. Awwww you were in PHC we could have hooked up, I feel like I know you personally lol. I screamed when I saw Yogurberry is in PH at least a bit of Abj is here. Owerri roads are terrible, I get angry in my spirit when I see roads like these, it's a really sad sight. and I shoould be headed to Owerri to cover a wedding soon, how would I cope with the roads? *crying already*

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    1. I hope the next time I come to PH, I have enough time to do a mini hangout. That Owerri road - God forbid mehn!!!! I don't understand how the government hasn't done anything about it

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  16. Motivational, we need to team up one of these days and do our own travel vlogs....

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