Okay, so I didn’t have a planned date of when I’d be back hence why I took an indefinite hiatus. There were several times where I did open up a blank document but literally my mind was all over the place, so that didn’t work out.
In between more hair loss, heart break and just the overall stress of life I really haven’t had much time to think about blogging. I have missed it, though! A lot. I’ve been lurking, as I said I would, and I’ve been seeing everyone’s achievements and I am so proud ❤️ Y’all are bringing a tear to my eye.
You’re probably wondering what I’ve really been up to? If I’m honest… a whole lot of eating and a whole lot of nothing. So, really, nothing much has changed since I last blogged.
Have you ever had those blue days and therefore you really need to cheer yourself up and music nor television nor books are helping? Yeah, I had that 2 weeks ago and so I treated myself to a rose gold iPhone 7. I know I could have probably waited until September for the new iPhone to be released, but when I say I needed to treat myself… I needed to treat myself. #treatyourself2k17
I should write about the most important thing, right? The thing that I probably should have blogged about ages ago but coincidentally I took a break around the same time it happened. Better late than never, I say.
A friendship forged in 2NE1 and forever blubbing about boys finally went from URL to IRL when I met Pauline last June, and in turn, I finally got to meet Hamdah as well. How can I even get across how amazing these two women are? Pauline is kicking ass every single damn day and Hamdah too, interning in London this summer and just generally being a legend. I feel like a proud mama! (Even when I have to send out SOS alerts when Pauline goes AWOL 🙄)
Meeting Pauline and Hamdah for the first time was amazing, and it was literally the best day ever. We started off with brunch at M Raw located in Victoria where the food was so-so. However, I really must talk about the bottomless drinks because it’s safe to say that Mutay and I got turnt. Breakfast martinis? Yes, sir, right over here, thank you very much.
Being typical tourists (jk, lysm guys) Pauline and Hamdah wanted to visit Notting Hill so we headed in that direction with a stop to T2 on the way where we met the awesome Helen. I love that she genuinely thought we had been friends since like secondary school or something. Honestly, the energy all of us created bounced off everywhere and it definitely helped that the weather was beautiful.
I made a pit stop for some boba because boba is life, and we finally got to witness the behind the scenes of Pauline and Hamdah’s photoshoots. So much fun screaming “When will your boyfriend EVER” across the street as Pauline was posing. #honestlywhenwillyourbfwouldever
We then headed over to Richmond Park which I thought was only down the road, but I clearly underestimate my own city. It ended up being a bus ride and then a walk in which Pauline and Mutay raced up a hill and Hamdah and I struggled. Lol.
We didn’t explore much of the park, but the parts that we did were a bit disappointing, ngl.
Sadly, sadly, we had to start heading back at this point because Pauline and Hamdah had a silly train to catch. I know, right? So dumb! Should have just stayed… We obviously had to stop at Carluccio’s for some delicious Italian and to print off the photos we took because Hamdah is amazing and has a Polaroid printer. #sohitech
The most amazing thing is that even though that was the first time that we had all met, it felt so natural and not awkward at all. Honestly, we all clicked straight away. I think there’s always this fear that the friends we make online won’t be the same IRL, but I can safely say that of all the online friends I’ve met (Joy, Nancy, Pauline, Hamdah, Tiff) they’ve all been what I expected and much more!
It was also lovely to meet up with Pauline again when she was down in London for the Gymshark event and I’m excited to meet up with Hamdah more often now that she’s living in London (even though she’s on the other side of the river 😜)!
Ladies, all I shall say to end this post, is that I’m so glad that Mutay and I got to meet up with you both FINALLY and that you two are amazing, wonderful, intelligent, beautiful and all of the freaking adjectives really. ❤️