Monday, 2 March 2015

Last Weekend.

First of all, there'll be no language review this week because....well I only did 4/6 things on the list (conversation exchange, reading, grammar book and radio), because I was yet again very busy. The thing is that I don't actually have the right to paid holiday at the moment, because in Belgium you have to work for a whole year before you can take time off i.e. I can only take my 6week holiday for 2015 from January 2016 onwards, and if I no longer work for them, they'll have to pay me in lieu. In reality, what this means that I have to make up all the hours before or after, every time I travel. As you can imagine, I am exhausted from all the extra work because God knows February was more than crazy. Anyways enough whining for today...

In other more important news *drumroll please* T met the fam! We both left our respective cities on Thursday and travelled down to England to spend the weekend with my family, and I honestly was amazed at how loving everyone was. My naturally shy T completely opened up and really made the effort to talk to and get to know my siblings, my parents outdid themselves with all the cooking/driving/spending/etc., and my siblings...gosh, I have no words! They all told me so many times how good/respectful/sweet T was, and they made such an effort with him. At some point on Saturday, I was completely ignored while all the boys chatted football, then later on hung-out around the XBox. Honestly, I was super worried about this meeting and had been trying to put it off for as long as possible, but that became unsustainable because my parents (mum in particular) were really pushing for T to meet them. Well I'm glad to say that my fears were utterly and completely unfounded, as even the English weather cooperated! 

I stayed one day longer in England to rest, and will be going back to Brussels and real-life tomorrow, at least for a few days....I'm off to Paris on Friday for my younger sister's graduation. Hoping I'll be able to get back on the language horse this week.

Have a lovely week everyone, I hope your weekends were as happy as mine!

P.S. Many thanks to Duru who checked on me when he noticed I'd gone AWOL online. I'm fine, and the busy times are (mostly) behind me now so I'm back.  

18 comments:

  1. So i'm late to the party but I'm guessing T is Him :)

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    1. Yes Toin, T is Him, the man lol!

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  2. I feel the excitement here o...glad your family liked T ... yeah! Don't I know! ahahaa. ... every body always pray that their future spouse are liked and accepted by their family...that fear.. doubts.. questions... awkward silence .. ahahaha . Congratulations to your sister on her upcoming graduation.
    OUCH! Your last line got to me because I simply assumed you were occupied with work and had no time to update. No vex, you hear? next time, you don't update after 2 weeks, I will coming knocking on your door loudly,afterall, I no dey go anywhere.. ahahaha.

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    1. Nitty abeg no feel bad o. I often go AWOL online from time to time, so it's normal for people not to worry. Still, please come knocking, I will appreciate it lol!

      In other news, I was so happy the weekend went well ehn...I have never ever even talked about boys or boyfriends to my family so this was a HUGE step for me. Thank God it turned out well. And one day I'd like to hear your intro story too lol!

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  3. Aw, I miss that feeling. :) Exciting and nerve wracking, isn't it? :D

    Have a blessed week ahead!

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    1. More nerve-racking thank exciting! Still I'm glad my fears were unfounded. Welcome here!

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  4. Even the English weather cooperated ;)
    I'm glad your weekend surpassed your expectations! All the best for the future.

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    1. Thank you and welcome back. Have a lovely week!

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  5. Na meine süße,

    I'm so glad that it worked it! I'm so glad that he fit in well with the family. I still can't believe your dad painted! I wonder what that new house is gonna look like ;)

    Congrats to your little sis!

    Bisous,

    La Deutsche Diva — The Denglisch Blog

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    1. Salut,
      Moi non plus, j'etais etonné à mon papa! Mais bon, au moins je sais qu'ils m'aiment...Je reve de la maison aussi!!!!

      Merci pour tes vouex

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  6. Endlich oder??? Hehe ich hatte keine Ahnung, dass du Angst hättest aber deine Familie klingt nett denke ich. Warum nicht sie ihn lieben?????!!! Ich fühle mich wie ich ihn kenne obwohl du über ihn nicht so viel sprichst und er sounds wie a really great man who makes you glücklich und thats all that matters.....hahahah Shah, sie wollen ein neues Haus haben wenn Clara und T sind heiratet!

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    1. Lol @ neues haus, Ich wunsche! Yes I don't know why I was so worried to be honest. I guess I wanted my brothers in particular to love him too... By the way I'm looking forward to hearing about how G's meeting with your family and vice versa went!

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  7. Yaaaaaaaaaaay to meeting the family! I remember being a little nervous introducing Cakes to my dad, but I was almost in tears before meeting his family because of extreme anxiety.

    Woot woot for you guys!

    Berry Dakara Blog

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    1. It's so weird because I was the opposite. A bit nervous about meeting his family, but completely anxiety ridden about him meeting mine. My siblings (especially one of my brothers) are ferocious and love me die, so I knew they'd have very high expectations! I was so happy when that brother came to tell me that I did good. phew!

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  8. What more can i say?! Ossshhhheey... Turn up!! Its official; this is post almost made go all Awwwgghh.. Which would have been so wrong.. So i pinched my self, and chose to smile instead **Shines teeth.. Its funny yeah Egbon, how our Fears are more scary in our heads than when they are played out in reality ba?! Issorait, the Lawwwdd is our Muscles... I am glad you are doing great Bubba. Ghen ghen... so T plays the X-Box... Sweeettttttt... In www.blog.ediyemade.com 's voice, he just ticked the most important Husband material checkbox.. hehehehehehehe..

    Thanks for the Mention toh ghen ghen Egbon, when i get mentions on really cool blogs liek yours, i have that I won an Oscar award, **Wears Mr. Nigeria smile.. So i dedicate this OSCAR to www.janybenylshares.com as Mama lit the match that set my confusioons on fire... Turn up Turn up Ladies and Gentlemen, **In marriedinph.blogspot.com 's voice.. you gotta love my Egbon Clara, You just gotta. and the crowd goes Yyyeeeaaahh mehn!

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    1. you know! And sometimes, we let those silly fears prevent us from living our lives. Thank God for friends and fam who encourage us to keep going sha. In other news, in all the things I wrote, shey na only Xbox you see?! You are such a stereotypical boy!

      And why would I not give a shout out to my favourite aburo? You know we love you die.

      Have a fantastic week jare!
      x

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  9. Congrats darl
    Now it's official :)

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    1. thanks, and lol at it being official! Now everybody is asking me about putting a ring on it haha!

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