Wednesday, 15 September 2010

August Bank Holiday Weekend!! Carnival 2010

Where to start!!! I’m gonna keep it as short & as sweet as possible so here goes..........

So........every year my friends and I anticipate, get a lil hyped up and participate in the Notting Hill Carnival! As it only comes around once a year we spend ages, something like 11 months maybe chatting nonsense’s, hyping and preparing for it all! Ok a lil bit of an exaggeration but you get what I mean and this year was no exception!

Carnival tends to entails: Ridiculous levels of alcohol consumed @ breath takingly rapid rates, throwing your waist around until your muscles and joints are screaming for other words dancing in a way that you’d probably feel just a tad uncomfortable/almost embarrassed for your mum, let alone your dad to see you doing but maybe that’s just me lol! You also have the choice, if it takes your fancy to don a carnival costume, which for the ladies tends to be a full bikini with a belt around your waist (which has dangly bits attached to it so to distract from your neckedness) which looks really out of place in London to be quite honest but who cares, West Indians love ah party! Finally there’s the head dress which I never wear, as the laws of physics do not permit me too! KMT! Head dress with feathers sprouting out the top + gale force winds = Farah fly down Ladbroke Grove like a peacock, hhhhhhhmmmm they don’t actually fly do they? So maybe I’d just skid lol!

Carnival 2010!!!

So two off my friends jetsetted off to the states-ATL & New Jersey to be precise, may I add without me :(, the week before carnival!!kmt! Jealous just slightly! :-/! Anxious, just slightly, as we as a group had not yet seen our completed costumes and after a very sunny June and July in London we screamed BYE Mr sunshine Hello rain, ghastly winds and just plain old misery!!!

Rain, Rain go away come never!lol!I lie actually our plants need water ever so often, fall when i'm sleeping gosh!! Oh yeah and did i mention one of my friends bbm-ed me from ATL telling me how blazing HOT it was!!! Thanx Jo!lol!
I was silently praying that my costume being a bikini and all was not going to be put to use for swimming!!!:0

The Friday before carnival everything went a bit pear shaped to say the least! Two other friends and I (who were on British soil, JEALOUS!!!Only slightly! lol) had to hunt for costumes....any costumes, as the ones we had initially booked (boi need to do another blog to tell that tale lol and in the interest of not being an A* class Biiiaaattttccchhhh will leave the tale untold) didn’t materialise! We therefore needed costumes, ones that fitted and would hold together for the duration of the weekend! We struck LUCK and managed to get four costumes which unfortunately left two of the gang out of costume but they were cool with that so there were no tears or tantrums, Thank GOD!!:)

With the costumes acquired, there was the drama of the collection of refunds, costume fittings and the final collection of the costumes @ waaaaayyyy pass midnight but it was all now sorted and there’d be no more Drama or would!

In the mix of all the above i had to get my hair dided.....yaaaaahhhhhheeeeerrrr...i changed its colour baaayyybaaayyyy! Was scared though decisions, decisions, i am the most indecisive person anyone could possible know!!! So i’m in the hair shop bbm-ing my hairdresser and lovely friend with the colours looking like a complete lunatic, oh yeah and getting the evil eye as the shop owner wanted to close he’s DAMN shop!lol! I decided on: RICH AUBURN- as my friend/hairdresser had recommended it and i thought the lady in the pic was the only woman as close to my skin tone as i could find!!! None for dying your hair the day before Carnival and realising you made a BIG mistake!!! I can just picture it now opening my eyes to a glow in the dark new do!!!:( lol!

Note briefly i do not have issues, out of all the colours avaliable this lady was the closest to my skin colour!lol!

Anywayz so this is how the Carnival weekend went!!!

The Sun started to Shine again & the weather was sweetish, with the ocassional wind chill!!!!Happy DAAAAAAAYYYYYYZZZZZZ!!!

We were all reunited and ended up @ the Westbury pub to shake a leg 4 Gyn's b'day!!

We got a lil silly as you can see for yourself!!!

The following day we dressed up.......

We posed for millions of pic's with tourist & random folk!!!lol!

We danced......

We really danced, I'm in a zone! LMAO!

We molested, ok too strong a word, had a laugh with the local bobby.......

We got drunk, ok, ok, I got a lickle pickled and did some stooopidness! I paid for this the following day!lol, what aches and pains i wasn't feeling kmt!

The downers of carnival:

1. The camera of one of the gang went missing......luckily the owners attitude was positive and there was NO showdown, tears or tantrums Thank GOD, as I felt terrible re:the loss!! Almost 2 weeks later bob’s your uncle the camera turns up on my friend’s b’day @ that, what an unexpected b’day surprise! So my friend is happy, carnival 2010 memorabilia we have and a lesson is learnt, staying positive can work miracles!!!:) I have now torn a page out my lady’s book, staying positive is a good thang maaaannnn, it’s all about letting go of negativity asap!!

2. Carnival ended earlier than usual and this year just didn’t have the energy of past years.
3. I stepped on a half broken bottle that managed to cut my ankle and ruin my pumps that were to be honest with you ruined anyway, but the cut was painful and the healing process has been long! I also got the flu straight Surprise @ all really!!

4. I’ll have to wait a whole other 11 months until the next 1!!!:(

Oh well fingers crossed I shall not have to wait until August 2011 to wuk up my waist, March is only around the corner and if everything goes to plan I’ll be @ T & T carnival!!! Also i’m soooooooo happy that i achieved my goals weight wise and was not that body conscience for the weekend! Now to stay motivated and keep going, wish me luck!xxx


  1. looks like you had toooo much fun! lol good times