As a parent, you do things all the time in front of your kids, with them, to them and for them. When they grow up, they copy you. It’s not a curse, it’s nature.
Happy Father’s Day!!!
The first man came sometime in December. I had just returned after my call to bar and I was cleaning my room. Next thing I heard was the sound of dripping liquid outside my window. Or so I thought. I actually thought someone was pouring water out their window from one of the rooms upstairs. I look out to confirm and I see this guy, happily uriniating in front of my window. What the hell!
Someone just told me that by keeping to myself so much, I tend to have a myopic view of life. Really? Is that true? Even with all the books I devour, is that even possible?
You would say, argh, don’t go getting all worked up for nothing. It’s just a name.
It’s an identity.
It’s where you are coming from. Or where you are going. Or both.
It’s never just a name.
I’ve said this before, I celebrate all my wins. Every single one. There is nothing like a small win for me and if I didn’t currently live in a place where I don’t know where to find ice cream, I would definitely be getting ice cream today!
Why would you keep something so good to yourself?
How does one go about getting a man?
Don’t like cooking? Simi doesn’t. But is there a slight chance, her husband could cheat on her just because of that?
A letter to my 9 year old self.
Sometimes we don’t even see how self-centered our actions are. Can you relate?
Dust settles. I don’t.
A letter to all the boys in the past, hoping they got exactly the things they left me for.
I like Nnamdi but he doesn’t see me. Nnamdi, dearest Nnamdi, won’t you like me too?
Little, innocent flames can become an all consuming blaze of fire. One minute you are telling your daughter she is a queen and the next minute, she is fighting with demons in her head.
Just because some Christmas gifts come early.
Say hi. Hi. I’ve missed you.
Top 5 pet peeves. A pet peeve is something that really annoys you. My top 5 are: Trying to toast me in bad grammar on social media and persistent calling for days! Please swerve. Spitting on paved ways or on the tarred road or out of a moving vehicle. What are we doing here? Showing […]
Where you’d like to be in 10 years. For starters, in 10 years I would definitely like to be in a family of my own. You know, husband, kids and the whole works. . I would love to be in the wife-and-mommy zone. In 10 years I would love to have finished my book and […]
Discuss your current relationship; if single, discuss being single. I am single to stupor and I am in a love-hate relationship with it right now. Being single for the major part is fun. I know, so is being in love. But I am enjoying my single hood. It’s the time I have to mould a […]
What was your biggest dream in life (you wanted to do as a kid but no longer can) ? This one is really easy. I wanted to be a really great dancer. I don’t think I can do that anymore because the bones be set and all that. I don’t know if I will ever […]
Something that is part of your routine that you enjoy. First of, I do not really have a routine at the moment because I haven’t settle down at work and things are still shaky in Bauchi, where I am for service. Also I am not a routine person. I usually have a plan for the […]
Something at which you’ve been a champion or the best. I don’t know. I can’t think of a time when I’ve been a real champion. I did win a lot of academic prizes in primary and junior secondary school I have also won my fair share of bible quizzes. I used to be really good […]
Hello lovely people! This is coming kinda late and I apologize. Today I have to talk about 👇👇👇 Something about which people seem to compliment you. Well, the first thing would be my eyes. Trust me, I really do not see what it is but I supposedly have good or beautiful eyes. Or so they […]
Talk about your addictions…. I don’t have any addictions as I think of it now. There was a time I could say I was addicted to carbonated drinks but I don’t think I’m still addicted. I use my phone a lot but I’m not addicted to it. I’ve never been addicted to social media. I […]
Getting ready for camp? PCMs have you gotten all you need?
Something you’re looking forward to this year and something you regret not having done last year. All I can say I look forward to this year is my call to the Nigerian Bar. Not because I can’t wait to practice law but because it is conclusive evidence that I am done with this law thing. […]
Talk about your dream wedding. My dream wedding is large! All my friends are there. Every single one of them! The colours of the day are teal green and wine red and purple finds its way in there. I don’t know how that will work out but there. That day is organized to a T. […]
Your favorite musician and why. This is a herculean task. I love music too much to have one best musician or one best song. I can’t! 😭😭😭 Anthem Lights or Jennifer Hudson? If I was forced to pick on pain of death, I would likely go with Anthem Lights at the moment. They are a […]
What is something you hope to change about yourself and why? Hmmm, you guys want me to use my hand and cast myself right here. It’s alright. Well first, if we were talking of something physical, I would be slimmer and taller. No, I wouldn’t change my pimply face. However, I’m sure that is not […]
The meaning of your blog name. My blog is called The Clandie Place. My blog has been baptised a couple of times since I started it almost 5 years ago. I can’t remember the first name it had. Then it became The Hideout. Now it’s The Clandie Place. So why did I come to The […]
Hello… Before I get to what’s in for today, I just want to say congrats to my grandparents… They have been married for 60 years! So back to business…. 15 facts about you. You would be making my world right now if you gifted me with a personal trainer. I’m a lifelong member of the […]
Hello friends… I’m sorry this is just coming in but I’ve had the longest and roughest day. But let’s get to business… Discuss some of the things on your bucket list. I’ll just list 5 things. By the way, I have like 3 bucket lists. The short, midterm and lifelong. Depends on timeframe and all […]
Today we start the 40-Day Challenge and I hope it goes well. Most of the posts will be very short. I’ll just answer the questions and try to keep it brief. Day 1 – Discuss a dark/turbulent moment in your life. I have had many trying times in my life and I really had a […]
On this NYSC matter, where did we stop? A typical day in camp yeah? Today, let’s talk about groups. THE PLATOON This is the basic Corp group. The family unit. The cell. All Corp member are divided into platoons. You know your platoon by checking the last number in your state code, I spoke about […]
Hello! First off, I could not do that long title again and I apologize. 😁 Secondly, I am having serious issues with being consistent at the moment. It’s not writer’s block. I’m just lacking the motivation to pick up my pen and write phone and type. Once again, I apologize. I’m sorry😥 Back to NYSC […]
More camp gist. Food, health and laundry. Are you looking forward to orientation camp? 🤓
Helloooo! I just got back from orientation camp in Wailo, Bauchi State where I was basically phoneless. Network was so bad, I couldn’t even check my mails for 3 weeks! But I’m out now 💃💃💃Who missed me? I missed you too. I went for NYSC immediately because I felt that if I allowed myself to […]
I’m so sorry I didn’t start by introducing myself last time. My name is Eniola, Kachiside Jegede. No, I’m not Igbo, both of my parents are Yorubas from Oyo and Osun state. I am from Osun state. However, I was born in Enugu state. My parents lived there at the time and I was supposed […]
Just a quick one people… I finished my Bar exams today! I am done with Law School! I hope some of my joy and excitement come across in this post. All my love, Clandie.
Somebody is taking a short break…
I remember my first heart break. It was not as devastating as some others that I have witnessed but it was a heart breaking situation all the same. I didn’t go around telling his friends to help me beg and I didn’t call his phone a million times to inquire where I had gone wrong […]
Hello lovelies! There is so much to celebrate! I’ll go point by point. I published the last official story of Embellished (see previous post). I remember when I started writing these stories, just looking around in class and generally picking stuff on the way. With time, I added some of my own personal experiences. Boom! […]
Good morning lovelies… I’m so grateful to God to be awake this morning. I have had the greatest so-so six months ever and today is the last of it. I’ve had the past few weeks very tough and my grandma’s burial was yesterday. So it’s kinda blue for me. But, some people know how to […]
Hullo everyone, I’m so excited. While you read this, try to imagine that I’m talking in my Cardi B voice. It sucks but just humour me! I’m so excited! I always say I’ll try to do one post a day and see how that goes for a week but I never get to it. I […]
Hello y’all. So yesterday I did a personality post based on a tag I got from Laura @ Riddle from the Middle. I had so much fun with it so I went to the wordpress community and found so many other tags. Today, I’m doing a post based on a book tag I saw on […]