I started to type this post yesterday (Sunday) night, and then Cakes saw how tired I was and forced me to go to bed. He's such a tyrant! But when I woke up this morning, I thanked God that I had been forced to sleep because I woke up sooooooo refreshed. How was your weekend? I hope you had a nice one.
If you follow me on Snapchat and Instagram (BERRYDAKARA for both media - and also Periscope too), then you saw all the fun I had this weekend. Cakes and I had a traditional wedding to attend in Edo State. Since he was making the traditional wedding cake, that meant, you guessed it, another road trip! I've gone on several road trips this year (see here, and here). I hope I don't have to go on more than one more this year. I mean, they're fun but they can be stressful. Maybe that's why I'm sitting at my laptop now, feeling under the weather.
Anyways, let's talk about the trip shall we?
We left on Friday afternoon. I went to work really early, so that I could leave at a decent time and not worry about traffic. Well, that was just a dream because at 9:30AM there was freaking traffic! I'm getting sick of Lagos, no joke. When I finally got to the bakery, Cakes and his team were finishing up other cakes - I posted some videos and photos on Snapchat. Then we headed off! I would like to say the ride was uneventful, but at some point, we heard a funny sound. We drove for a bit and when Cakes stopped to check the tires, he discovered a large screw had punctured one of the tires! Boooooooo! The car was still driving fine, so he tried to go a farther distance before fixing the tire. I, on the other hand, was lecturing him on safety and driving with a screw in the tire, when the next sound we heard was the tire going completely flat.
Thankfully, we stopped near a vulcanizer and we were able to get the tire fixed. We eventually got to Ekpoma after several hours. I think the whole trip took a little over 6 hours. I'd never been there before and at first, it looked like we were going to stay in a village hotel, and you could see the anxiety on our faces. But after abut 10 minutes, we got back on a main road and found our hotel.
I was hungry out of my mind, and ordered Egusi Soup and pounded yam! Yeah yeah, I know, Fit Fam, blah blah, who cares? Sometimes you need food. I sha ate quite a bit this weekend o - while the hotel wasn't up to my usual standard, they tried for the price (N8,000 a night) and the food was satisfactory. I may put up a review post later - the bed was surprisingly comfortable!
By the following morning, we woke up early, watched some Bollywood channel out of sheer boredom (my brain cells were actively dying), and then we headed off to our friend's village to set up the cake.
|Fondant Coral beads|
The bride had said to Cakes: "Surprise me. All I know is I don't want the typical calabash and bride/groom figures."
Then we rushed back to the hotel to get dressed, and headed back again to the village. If you remember my post last week, I had a wedding to attend and had gotten fully dressed but couldn't at the last minute - I decided to wear the same outfit THIS weekend. BTW, the last time I wore this top, something special happened in my life - who remembers?! (Okay, here's a hint)
Cakes had to give the obligatory Cake Designer speech, which he absolutely hates doing!
Very early on Sunday morning, we headed back to Lagos - this time, it took us just 5 hours. But I managed to get a few scenery shots. Whenever Cakes passes some place called Ofosu, he always stops to get Banga soup and Starch (yet another food that I will not eat for any reason).
Oh, I did my makeup in the car and I got my natural hair back out! I've missed her :) I want to cut it into a style like this, but Cakes is vehemently against scissors touching my hair. But whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy?!?!?!?
This is where I take my leave. Thank God for Cakes, he made very nice chicken pepper soup so I should start feeling ABOVE the weather by tomorrow.
Have a darling, lovely, precious week. You guys don't know how much I love you. I really do. I wish I could meet all of you.
Speaking of meeting... those in Lagos, keep October 24th open - there's a surprise in the works for you!!!