Monday, 4 May 2009

may days

May Day conjures up a time when the weather is warmer… flowers start to blossom... just like friendships. Yesterday, I went to ShonaVixen’s for lunch and also met up with Afrobabe, Confessions of a London gal, Jayla and Wordmerchant… all for the first time... I don’t think any of us left hers before 11:30pm... I had a fab time... ladies, it was simply a pleasure.

May is also the time that falls approximately halfway between the spring equinox and summer solstice... a time for love and romance. Well just in case cupid has decided to take time off as Labour Day… I’m off too… Flying Snow will be living it up James Bond style... lol... ok, not quite but I do have three trips planned; two of which are holidays... so be it for work or play... I'm calling these escapades my May Days.

So let me tell you about where I will be and see if you can guess... feel free to also let me know your reasoning :-)

The 1st holiday is mid month… with Tweet… and guess what?!!!… we are planning on going skydiving again!!! So I guess this is the ‘Live and Let Die’ holiday… while there, I will visit places where the Hudson divides. At some point I will become its girl but hopefully not its devil...

Where am I?

The 2nd holiday is the weekend after… and it’s with Niata and Cameron… we are exploring two countries…

Initially, Niata and I will fly to the crossroads of the Pannonian Plain. Cameron will join us later as we explore a greek, roman, venetian and austro-hungarian schizoid that managed to capture the sea journeys of Dragonheart… this country features in the film ‘From Russia with Love’ although we will not be in Russia…

Where am I?

Cameron, Niata and I will drive across the boarder to another country; previously ruled by bishop princes but now known as the Monaco of the Adriatic. Consider this as our ‘Casino Royale’ break away…

Where am I?
Czech Republic

I get back on the Wednesday and from then on it will be all work again… you see first thing on Thursday, I have to drive to Manchester for a conference… Friday morning, I’ll drive back down south at a leisurely pace; heading straight for work. On Saturday, I fly out for a week … I'm giving no clues on this one I'm afraid so feel free to just guess... but bear in mind that what they say is true… ‘The World Is Not Enough’

Where am I?

Oh Happy Days!

To the five ladies mentioned above, as well as Rocnaija, you are allowed to comment but not about the locations... I know that you know ;-)

Disobey me and I will attack the blogroll!!!


Vera Ezimora 4 May 2009 at 18:48  

Okay, I'm off to finish school work. Be back to read. Just wanted to claim my position. U know now! :-)

Avartsy 4 May 2009 at 18:57  

wow, i'm like so jealous right now, not even funny...vacay all around, nice!

meeting fellow bloggers must've been mucho fun too!

UndaCovaSista 4 May 2009 at 19:25  

Mehn! I'm green with envy. Please take me along. Suitcase, hand luggage...i'm not fussy and i dont weigh much *ahem*

Seriously, have fun tho', babe. Good news you're able to travel. And you're doing a second skydive? Ok, i must get my skates on and do mine soon...xo

Roc 4 May 2009 at 19:42  

Journey mercies.. & have a safe trip.

PS.. & if you see any pigs... RUNNNNN!!!!

archiwiz 4 May 2009 at 19:51  

5th!!!!! I'm going to read. Vera! Vera! Vera! Hmmmm take ya time ohh...

archiwiz 4 May 2009 at 19:58  

For the first two, I can only guess USA and Croatia... All the others are way over my head. If the 2nd one is not Croatia, is it Turkey?

BSNC 4 May 2009 at 20:43  

hmmm let me see

USA, serbia,Czech Republic, spain... lol i know i am not even close.

Giagerry 4 May 2009 at 21:02  

not fair how u al know urselves!
on blogsville..i kno only 2 pple!
very sad!

ShonaVixen 4 May 2009 at 21:45  

m so tempted to say the answer BUT i know you'll attack me and my
Have fun hon, and catch you when u get back and ooh I collect snowballs from all over the world and so can i have one from...snap i can't even say which country...snap!!!!..

Afrobabe 4 May 2009 at 21:57  

lol @ attacking the blogroll,Was really great meeting you too babes...after you left I remembered ur post on 3rd brother and laughed all the way home...

I am also tempted to say the answer but I got expo on one country...

And yes, ROC KNOWS!!!!

Miss Definitely Maybe 4 May 2009 at 22:31  

ha ha ha EAT YOUR HEART OUT SB coz i aint even jealous
in two weeks i fly out to Cape Town and Joburg for a two week all girls holiday
....okay but 3 holidays in a month is enough to still make me turn a yellowish shade of green

miz-cynic 4 May 2009 at 22:55 u biko.with all these hols.... i wish i were in ur shoeswen i grow up i wana b like u.

Original Mgbeke 5 May 2009 at 05:37  


*Draws blank on the 4th*

I'm quite jealous sha! See all that waka in one month...

Confessions of a London gal 5 May 2009 at 07:38  

Ohhh shoot!!! So i cant guess? No fair! I'd have so won the price!! Not because i know or u know that i know, but bcos i'm a good guesser! *Yeah right* lol.
I'd a lotta fun too and it was real nice meeting you
Have loads of fun on ur holiday (that i'm not allowed to guess about) and be tripple sure u are WELL SECURED b4 u jump outta d plane for ur skydivin!
Come back with gist of ur escapades! Have fun!

Shubby Doo 5 May 2009 at 09:34  

@vera – 1st time on my blog and u claim first…na you biko o!

you know say na you be the real ‘From Russia with Love’ :-)

@avartsy – it was really fun…

@undacovasista – awww thanks sweetie…yes I can travel now…

lol @ taking you along in my suitcase and/or hand luggage…me sef I’ve said that many times to many people…

how are you hun?

Not sure I’ll go through with the skydive this time…I’m actually a tad more nervous this 2nd time but yes you must get your skates on and make that jump…u’ll love it

@rocnaija – thanks.

lol @ running from the pigs… and so should you!

@archiwiz – why did you stop guessing…you could have been doing so well…oya come back and finish

if you do, don’t second guess yourself ;-)

@BSNC – lol…

you’ve got one right

@gee – no vex now! me too I had to threaten dem shonavixen and wordmerchant for invitation…glad I did…shonavixen makes a mean chicken roast.

you’ve got one right

@shonavixen – lol @ snap...I for say oya whisper the country for my ear but I’ll try and see if I can pick up snow globes for you from all…

@afrobabe – it really was fun…lol @ 3rd brother story… 'house of agbada daggers' was inspired by u o!

roc knows… as in he knows that I know…mo daraaan o!... Ok I’m going on the defensive…*in an Italian accent* I know naaaaaaaathing!…if that doesn’t work… I’m resulting to blackmail…pure and simple ;-)

@Miss DM – slightly yellow abi…oh shoot…I’m still so jealous about your 9 days of celibacy post that I wanted ‘jade with envy’…wait till I tell you where Niata and I are off to for her birthday…plus it’s her treat…mehnnnn…you be all green!!!

you are in SA for two weeks? Cool! I was invited to join some friends in SA for a week at Easter; doing the wine routes of cape town …but I couldn’t go…apparently they had a blast…I’m sure you will too

@miz-cynic – I don siddon here sotai, I tire. Live is for living o!!!

@original mgbeke – you were doing really well …come back and guess the 4th country from the list of locations in the James Bond film ‘The World is Not Enough’ and I’ll tell you how many you’ve guess right then :-)

@confessions of a London gal – awww…thanks sweetie…I’ll make sure of that!

It was lovely meeting u too…

Jayla. 5 May 2009 at 11:21  

it was a pleasure meeting you too, have mad fun on your holiday. Wouldn't mind being your hand luggage but am way over the weight limit.

Jay 5 May 2009 at 12:07  

Globe trekker!! i would guess but i want to stay on the blog roll!!!

Was going to call you yesterday to check up on you but girl i have lost my voice!! all that drinking and screaming in Shona's kitchen has taken its toll :)

was lovely meeting you xxxx

cerberus 5 May 2009 at 13:05  

like sky diving.. vente puntos

Please visit Espana, wonderful country, beautiful people.

Enjoy Turkey and Montenegro those are places i totally love.

Disfruta tu vacasiones guapa

ShonaVixen 5 May 2009 at 14:14  

Thank You, Thank You, for mentioning my chicken roast...THANK YOU!! Yeah snowballs from all them places will do...LOL..though would really go wild for the Monaco of the Adriatic one..see i managed not to give away the answers..LOL!!

archiwiz 5 May 2009 at 17:37  

Boo... Give me my points jare. U no no say na d reason i like maths. Tisha no dey mark only d answer. E dey give point for the working too.

Oh... sorry, I no send u d memo. My blog address don change. Now na

.. 6 May 2009 at 09:52  

Looks like someone is touring the world...Lol...
You go Honey..Have fun...Buy me something o!

Thirty + 6 May 2009 at 14:43  

I just wanted to scream....IT'S NOT FAIR!

How come all you girls are meeting up and leaving me out.

So much so, I am not even going to guess the countries (sulks)

aloted 6 May 2009 at 15:52  

nawa o..can we have like a london bloggers day out or something..wats with all these small small catching up..NOT FAIR

dear am not good with will await the correct answers..

enjoy ur vacation

Shubby Doo 6 May 2009 at 16:35  

@jayla – lol…I know what you look like honey…what I would give to have your lovely slender frame!!! *sighs then cheers up*…I guess my bikini diet and exercise regime means I’m getting there….errrrr…I know all those helpings of cake and ice cream I had @ shonavixen’s didn’t help!

@wordmerchant – lol…na you alone finish all that wine sef…mehnnn next time I wont be curtailed by the fact that I’m driving…me too I must enjoy!

@cerberus – Welcome.

I love skydiving

Just in case your statements were guesses, I’ll say u got one right

@shonavixen – lol yes…u make a GREAT roast chicken! Shebi I told you guys dat the drum stick was doing me somehow…see how I was just eyeing the thing…if no be for politeness I would have eaten the whole chicken myself…lol

Lunch was fab!

lol @ Monaco of the Adriatic …you try o! for that me sef will try & see what I can do about that particular snow globe

@archiwiz – u dis girl…I no sabi dat one jare…where you see maths for here…I no dey give any yeye ½ mark for ½ work…..oya come back and complete am jare… guess the other 2… shebi na big architect like you dey sabi choose location pass the rest of us…hmmm…maybe that’s why you were doing REALLY well ;-)

no wonder!!! I was like who the hell is adundudu?…will update my blogroll with your new address

@rose – lol…thanks honey.

Oya, come tell me wetin u want?… actually if you guess a country right I might just pick up a souvenir for you from that place :-)

@thirty + - egbon mii...sista mii...joh ma binu o!...our mistake

@aloted - oversight on our sef i had to hustle shonavixen for this invite...

re: london bloggers meeting up...what about for 'polo in the park'? check out cerberus' blog post below for details:

Buttercup 6 May 2009 at 19:29  

arghhhhhhhhhhhhhh Shubby, put me in ur luggage, pleeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaase!

hmmm im sure im not getting any of the guess right but i'll guess anyway..

1. USA
2. Serbia
3. Italy
4. Turkey

I love the Bond theme of the post..have fun!

mizchif 7 May 2009 at 00:28  

I'm Very, very JEALOUS!!! Too much enjoyment!
I only know one location... Montenegro!

Have fun.

Allied 7 May 2009 at 09:30  

I know where u going!!! Can i answer? okay i only know of i place for sure

~Sirius~ 7 May 2009 at 11:30  

Is it legal for 1 person to have this much fun?

Shubby Doo 7 May 2009 at 21:49  

buttercup - lol...sweetie good effort but u've got one right

@mizchif - thanks.

come back and guess the rest o!

@allied - lol...i wanted to say dont try it but why not? so yes u can guess the 3 u dont know

@sirius - i guess it is ;-)

Unknown 8 May 2009 at 12:29  

u are so freaking lucky. have fun

LoloBloggs 8 May 2009 at 18:02  

Way late but better late than never!


1. USA (the Hudson River)
2. Serbia (Russian connection)
3. Montenegro (eastern european playboys ahoy!)

4. Azerbaijan...just to fling that out there!

Have a wonderful trip, and come back with lots of dodgily cropped photos to preserve your identity but make us weep with jealousy!

Shubby Doo 8 May 2009 at 18:40  

@WNWDW - thanks

@lolobloggs - u are not late o! I leave next week

I love why u have answered as u did...u and I are so on the same page. But saying that u got 2 right for all the right reasons :-)

I'll be taking loads of to whether I'll end putting any up here (cropped or otherwise)...errrrr....*hides face behind hands*...I probably best not ;-)

SOLOMONSYDELLE 9 May 2009 at 00:03  

wait, what is this> I beg, just tell me the answers because I cannot guess oh!

Whatever the case, I want a t-shirt or something from all this fantastic travelling =)

Nigerian Drama Queen 11 May 2009 at 05:32  

Shubby Doo eh!
For making me rack my brain this night and think about all things James Bond, you owe me a prize if I get this right and you owe me a prize if I DON'T get this right! Chei see geography exam...Here goes sha:

1. USA (Hudson River, part of Live and Let Die was set in I would venture to say NY maybe?)
2. Croatia, Turkey.
4. Spain (which, I'll be in Barcelona if I'm right, maybe we'll be under the same sky or just days short of each other?!)

PS: You know wayyy too much about everything. The intricate details in all your posts show that. Have you ever considered going on a game show? Seriously!!!
PPS: All you London bloggers and your get togethers! I don't like you guys!!

*le sigh*

Nigerian Drama Queen 11 May 2009 at 05:33  

PPPS: Your skydiving again?! Your officially my blog she-roe!

Shubby Doo 11 May 2009 at 08:35  

@solomonsydelle – lol …I go try o! thanks ;-)

@NDQ – very nice try missy…I was just about to grade you then I realised you answered with two countries for number 2…sly!!!

I could give you no mark for that answer or I could just take your first answer & mark that instead…but you know what?... I’m not going to do either cos I’m going to make you choose…

All your available choices are locations from the film ‘from Russia with Love’… but you can only pick ONE country… which will it be sweetie?…Croatia or Turkey?

depending on your answer you might just get a HUGE prize ;-)

Be it soon or not…I do look forward to meeting you *hugs*

Nigerian Drama Queen 11 May 2009 at 13:48  

Shubby Doo you must give me my prize oh!!!
I picked 2 because you said: "it’s with Niata and Cameron… we are exploring TWO countries…" So I figured Croatia for the first country because of the crossroads of the pannonian plain hint, and then Turkey second where Cameron is supposed to meet up with you because of the 'From Russia With Love' hint.

Anyhoo, since you said to pick one, I def go with TURKEY. Final answer.

Nigerian Drama Queen 11 May 2009 at 13:56  

ps: I def look forward to meeting you one of these days too

Shubby Doo 11 May 2009 at 14:03  

@NDQ - ok sorry love but i think i may have confused you slightly...Cameron will meet up with us in the 1st country (the 2nd country is where Niata, Cameron and I drive to)

So to clarify all 4 countries (Croatia, Italy, Serbia and Turkey) actually do feature in the same movie i.e.' From Russia With Love'... I actually made sure that all the possible answers are true locations on the associated Bond film :-)

But i have to take Turkey as your final answer... NDQ marks = 2/4

Nigerian Drama Queen 11 May 2009 at 14:03  

NDQ wants her consolation prize

Shubby Doo 11 May 2009 at 14:08  

@NDQ - oya no vex now...sweetie what do u want for your efforts? ;-)

send me your e-mail

Nigerian Drama Queen 12 May 2009 at 06:24  

I want a postcard from each country you visit! LOL
My email is:

Unknown 14 May 2009 at 15:42  

have fun
wish i could be in your shoes
only for a moment

Lolia 15 May 2009 at 21:26  

Ahn I want to meet up too! Glad you had fun with them though :)

And I'm thinking, USA, Italy, Bahamas
Turkey as well


ibiluv 19 May 2009 at 00:51  

too green to bother..............

Anonymous,  20 May 2009 at 13:44  

Wow! How lucky ...enjoy and have a restful period. God bless.

Anonymous,  21 May 2009 at 06:04  

Hellooww.. i think ure still on vacation now.. im waiting your pics..

btw, If you like diving, why dont u go to Bali, Indonesia? :)

CaramelD 21 May 2009 at 14:57  

I am greeeeeeen with envy.Enjoy please, this is the time to have fun, life is too short.

Afrobabe 21 May 2009 at 22:49  

Hey sweets, no internet there?

.. 26 May 2009 at 08:37  

Hey you...Have you begun your travels??? Hope all is good...Just checking...

deola 26 May 2009 at 14:48  

hi, how are u doing?

Joy Isi Bewaji 3 June 2009 at 11:12  

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