I was looking for some good affordable fun as summer festivities is in full effect. I remember this time las year I was 6months pregnant and felt like a sack of potatoes with so much to do and little time I barley did anything last summer but this time I intend to explore, I say all these to say if you see me in these streets say hi…..
So PizzaFest was fun, over 30 food truck stand, live music, blazing DJ’s, fun photo stands, basketball hoops, bouncing castle for the kids, ice-cream and lemonade stand it was pizza Christmas. The cover fee per person was 25 dollars which I wasn’t aware of before I left my house but anyways the fee is just an entry fee, we get inside and had to get food stamps in order to buy whatever we wanted. I spent another 30 dollars to get these stamps, at these point we where hungry as we didn’t have lunch before leaving home so we take a quick tour and settled for what kind of pizza we where going to get. I got my first slice of pizza from Wood Oven Pizza, it was like fireworks in my mouth, no lie and my taste buds could tell the difference. The cheese and basil tasted expensive, lol then I made my way to another pizza stand, at this point I had already spent 12 dollars out of my stamps.
The next stand I want to wasn’t a pizzeria but actual food stand, they sold North American food specifically Ecuadorian food, I wanted to try it even though its a PizzaFest my tummy was craving real food hence why, I got rice and vegetable sauce with oven baked chicken. It was all the flavor in one place, and the chicken was not to dry even though it was baked unfortunately I didn’t take pictures and don’t remember the name of the restaurant. At this point I had 6 dollars left and was full so I decided to burn the calories and made my way to the stage where live acts where performing. A special act caught my attention her name is Dj Livia she can spin for ages. They also had contest and various table games like scrabble, chess and the arena so if you wanted an intimate yet outdoor time with your family you can have as well.
It was set up properly and easy on the eyes, not overwhelming like must festivals. I loved everything about it expect I felt the cover fee was too much but I cant knock down there hustle. How is your summer going so far? Any plans? I think I will be going to Canada’s wonderland this weekend. Ha! so hyped,
I have been gone for a long minute, I was adjusting to the blessings of motherhood to say the least but I am back, Yay! So summer is here and before I go back to work from my maternity leave, I did to go to the country side 2hrs away from Toronto, Lincoln to be exact. Its called Ball’s Falls Conservation Center.
My son loved it too as it was so peaceful, the center charged a cover fee which is 8 dollars and 6 dollars for students and seniors. The working trail is about 2.1km to the upper falls and 1km to the lower falls, I struggled a little carrying my baby while hiking because its not so stroller friendly going to the upper falls that is. The scenery is fantastic and a lot of pure fresh air as you make your way up, there is also an abandoned building on your way to the lower falls, beautiful for your Instagram feed or for a family photograph hanging on the wall , https://www.instagram.com/bunmiamara/ follow the link to see what I mean.
The drive was about 2 hours and we got there by around 9.50am, the fall is quite large and aside from the sites can be enjoyed for a picnic, family cricket game or baseball and a wedding ceremony as well in my opinion. Here is a link to the fall to find all the necessary information you need to know https://npca.ca/parks/balls-falls . In all we had a great experience after all the cold winter days been wrapped up in blanket and using a heater it was finally lovely yo soak in the sun and walk outdoors without a winter jacket or rain coat. If you ever around Ontario and need a quick detour I did advice you go to The Ball’s Fall.
I know I know…. Let me apologize for been away for so long I literally can’t believe how long i have been away for.
It is all good now and hopefully gets better. So let me start by saying …..
I am a new mom to a handsome baby boy. It is true what they say about having a baby. It changes EVERYTHING
I wasn’t ready for the process of having a baby to say the least. No one tells you anything about the highs and lows, the stress your body goes through, how you may never get your body back, how you will forever lose sleep, how much love you feel after you deliver your baby and see him for the first time. I can go on and on,… and the endless bathroom trips to pee especially in the third trimester- the worst!
But let me tell you IT IS WORTH IT!
My son looks like an angel, I know its corny but that what I see. It’s been 7 weeks since I had him and I can’t imagine my life without him. So yes – I was away preparing for the arrival of my son.
I didn’t plan any of this at all another reason why I was away I had to make sure I was ready physically, financially and mentally even though you can never fully be ready but I had to prep my self.
I just got a notification from WordPress about reaching my 1st 200 likes.
Thank you for your support. I didn’t expect whatever I got on this platform, true story. I have always loved talking hence my growing career in media, I decided to try writing while I grow and get a bigger outreach.
Its been a year I started writing and with this boost from you the readers I will like to say THANK YOU and I will keep writing even on days I feel like I don’t have the strength or nothing at all to write about.
See you at my 1000 likes soon 😚
P.S- I am still indecisive on what to focus my blog on but I will figure this out as I grow.
It has been over 2 years I was last on any type of beach vacay or relaxation.
I was overly excited to go to the beach this time because I deserved it. Like for real! 2017 was some year, to say the least, and for me, a place like a beach draws me closer to my inner self and peace. Their is something supernatural about it, so here is to starting 2018 with huge dreams and _______________
Fill in the gap with whatever you like to achieve this year in the comment section.
For me – one of the many things I want to achieve is to create or be on a major broadcasting platform. Radio, Tv or Magazine.
I spent my new years eve reflecting on the year, my mistakes, achievements and a better 2018. I had arrived Colombia on the eve of Christmas. it doesn’t help that the celebration happens on the 24th rather than 25th but I digress. And what is Colombia with a cup of coffee? I’m not a coffee person but I had to indulge.
Reflecting and chit-chatting over Colombian coffee was a great way to clear and reinforce on the year ahead. I know it’s a cliche but as every passing year, we get older and hence have to redirect our life goals and wants. I wish you a very prosperous 2018 and let’s do more of what we desire and makes us happy rather than what makes people happy.
Devastated, Hunger, Sad, Frustrated ,Mad,Depressed these are some of the adjectives that could express how it felt that night at Toronto Pearson Airport ….
Where do i start???
All i can say is i wish this experience on no one first all and always trust your instinct.
The day begins as thus…
So i had my trip planned and all but my boyfriend was buying my tickets from Colombia as i was traveling down there from a travel agent , Initially i was supposed to leave for Bogota on Thursday night at 1am but at around 8pm i got a call from the agent saying ” Because of my passport (Nigerian) i can’t connect through Mexico airport ,blah blah…… and she said i’m sorry ” i was at the hairdressers place at the time i got that call and i was ranting and hollering for 30 minutes until i eventually calmed down. She told me i would leave for Bogota the next night and i said ok. little did i know that i was going to miss my flight! At around 5pm in the evening i called a friend of mine and asked him to please drop me off at the airport – he said he would do so although he was down town but would make it back in time so we could leave for the airport by 8pm since my flight was for 11.40pm and it would take 30mins to get to the airport. I figured the night was going to be perfect.
All packed and ready to leave for the airport at 8pm , my friend still hadn’t showed up,i waited for another 30 minutes then called him but i got his voicemail, i should have known at that time to get a taxi and leave but i didn’t! – Mistake 1
He eventually came at past nine and yea traffic was waiting for us on the highway so we fast forward to where i was running around the airport looking for my carrier to get checked in, i got there at 10.50pm and the fine lady attendant at the counter told me – it was closed,i responded then open it! And the rest was blurry from there on. I swear it’s not the most pleasant experience- i felt a rush of everything through my vessels, i was confused as to how i allowed this happened and why no one from the air line could help me.
Interjet is the name of the airline. its Mexican and fairly new hence highly affordable and inefficient. i was told to call their customer care line and that went 1hour well. I’m guessing since they are new they don’t have a stall in the airport hence poor services. Long story short i slept at the airport hoping i would be able to get on the next flight but i was told the next one leaving Toronto was 11.40pm on Saturday. After beating myself and coming to realisation that i messed up and even worse my agent who am sure bought my flight ticket for as low as nothing wanted to have nothing to do with me i picked myself up and took a taxi back home. This was the same taxi i was trying to not take in the first place. Free ride comes with a price i understand now….
I got home bought a new ticket and left later that night, conclusively i won’t be buying any flight ticket for Catalina, already blocked her from my contact list and secondly don’t be stupidly cheap like me Losing 1000dollars worth ticket over a free ride to the airport.