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Good morning!!!!


This morning I'd like to enjoin everyone to help me thank God, for journey mercies from Lagos to Asaba, Asaba to PH and PH to Lagos. I don't take any of it for granted, I'm simply grateful. 
       Yesterday my flight went from 5.20pm to 8.30pm, we got into Lagos at about 9.30 and it was a very bumpy flight. I've told you guys about how much I hate flying right? What I hate even more is sitting beside worry warts who are even more afraid of flying than I am. The man sitting to my right nearly received a knock on his head from me, he panicked all through and once we began to encounter turbulence he began to say things like "wetin dey happen, the tire don puncture?" "God abeg ooooo, na beg I dey beg ooooo" "papa Jesu abeg con help pessin" "wetin this pilot dey drive sef? Una sure say dis pilot sabi drive?" "Cheiiii I don die!" Darn it! I really wanted to stuff a sock in his mouth, he was agitating me even further. 

To my left however sat Sir K. Sir K was the reason I stayed sane during the flight, a seasoned traveller, he found nothing unusual in the extreme turbulence and kept regaling me with stories, flirting with a particular hostess who was only too eager to flirt right back, and talking about being a Nice Guy vs being a Gentleman. Just in case you're wondering, he's not in favour of "Nice", apparently once a chic describes a man as a "nice guy" then he must know without a doubt that he's now in the friend-zone and he's not getting a taste of that cookie... Right. 

Thankful as I am for Sir K's distractions, he actually bummed me out too. I mean, what worse time can someone talk about plane crashes than on an actual flight, and a very bumpy one at that? He began to tell me about the Dana crash and how he was just about to board a Dana plane when he heard the news, how his former boss lost her husband in the Sosoliso crash and she hasn't flown locally ever since, how someone else he knew died in a plane crash, on and on he went... No no no! Sir K one just does not talk about plane crashes while on board a rickety aircraft that's been vibrating in the sky like a feverish adolescent for the last fifteen minutes. At that point I'd have shoved my other sock in his mouth, had I had one. 

But eventually we landed safely and I'm so glad to be home!

I might still make a few more local trips before the year runs out but for these ones, and all other safe trips earlier in the year, mine and yours too, I thank God for journey mercies. It's not by our power, sheer luck or mere happenstance, it's only by His grace and mercy. 


I've been meaning to apologize about you having to prove you're not a robot. It's soooooooo annoying, right? I know. But it's a Blogger feature and I've written to Blogger developers to know if there's a way I can deactivate it on my blog. I think it's a measure to eliminate spam comments but then I worry it'll deter real commenters. Please bear with me, I'm trying to work on it but until then, just do me a favour and "prove you're not a robot" LOL. Thanks people!





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  1. Nice one, first time I am entering your blog though.

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  2. Nice one, first time I am entering your blog though.

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    1. Good morning Ese! Thanks, you're welcome on board.

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    2. Welcome Ese. Na only u waka come???. Bring your friends to TTB ok?

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    3. Welcome, Ese. You have entered well.

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    4. @ Ese, just like Ifunanya said, bring on board friends and enjoy away..

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  3. Goodmorning Thelma...
    Never had fears with Flights tho! Even on my first time.
    Thank God for Journey mercies

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  4. Nah, I had a huge fear on my first. But that was about it.
    The others I always distract myself by sitting close to Mirror & wondering all God has made!
    Welcome back to Lagos Thelma.

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  5. Thank God for journey mercies ooo.....we always tend to take it for granted like we deserve it......that man praying is just hilarious...my 1st tym flying wasnt as scary as i tot it will b thou

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  6. Goodmrn T and fellow TTBers... Thank God for granting u journey mercies Tee. And welcome @ Ese! #wishing ya all a nice day

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  7. Thank God for the safe trip. Welcome back, Thelma.

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  8. Can't imagine sitting btwn sir k & the other guy.Have experienced a great turbulence midflight too & thot I was gonna die.kids on board kept screaming & i could sense the adults saying last prayers.it was a really bumpy ride for over an hr.thank God for safe trips
    The robot proof happened while I was anonymous.not experienced since using blogger account

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  9. I first time flying was NOT scary at all. I enjoyed even the turbulence! My boyfriend who's flown so many times is always scared.

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  10. T, I haf laff tired at my desk o. Whether pilot sabi drive ke? What a question. Let me kotinue with my laffing jare.

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  11. Lol @wetin this pilot de drive sef.

    Thank GOD for journey mercies.

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  12. Great turbulence? That will be during my service year. I went on a spontaneous trip to Benin from abj. Just my Roomie, and my sister nono knew about it. Flight was bumpy as Fuck. I was scared. "If this plane crashes now, mom won't even go through the manifesto cos she won't believe I was on the plane" was all I thought throughout. Oh, d lady beside me started saying her rosary. People were praying. 45mins after takeoff I landed in one piece. Chai. I love my whereabouts to always be known o. I don't want to try that kind of thing again biko.

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  13. A horrible experience sometimes, but thank God for traveling mercies. Merry X'mas you all

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  14. Thelma sorry dear. I used to think of myself as a seasoned traveler up until i experienced barotrauma in 2012. I even stopped drinking in flight etc. On each flight i dread descent, its a horrible and terrifying experience. Folks next to me generally have to hold my hand as it feels like my eyes have been attacked by 1000 needles. Sadly there is no cure and i experience it 2 out of 3 flights and it lasts for 20 to 30 minutes once the flight starts descent.so while i have diagnosis, no cure so its only God at this point.

    I have tried to reduce travel to 3 to 4 times a year from about once every month prior. I love to travel but this has messed me up.

    www.pynk360.com

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  15. I'm acrophobic so flying is really scary for me. I try to avoid it as much as possible. My longest flight was 6 hours and I tried to sleep all through the flight because I tend to notice every movement. It's quite depressing when I think of flying.

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  16. Lol @ God Abeg Abeg ooooo! Lol
    My first flight was uneventful , loved it! Just kept staring at the clouds n acknowledging the wonders of God. No one wants a plane crash but the road is not safe either.
    Trace.

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  17. Am naturally terrified of heights and that's all there is to it.

    In other news, happy birthday to me! Dull ass day I must say... yet I wouldn't trade the gift of it and life in general for anything
    #grateful.

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    1. happy birthday hun!!!! **kisses**

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    2. Happy Birthday Buby. Hope this adds a bit of colour and beauty to an already beautiful day. God's best today and onwards.

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    3. Happy birthday Buby! May God bless you :)

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  18. Feels nice to be able to comment with my blog Id...

    Err....about flying,yet to do that.

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  19. Happy birthday Buby and many happy returns

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    1. Thank you all so very much!

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  20. ROTFL! The men who sat by you are hilarious! Sorry they gave you trouble.
    Thank God for safe journeys.

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  21. Abeg I laff tire...welcome back Thelma we thank God for journey mercies for you all all of us on this Blog.....#JoyDaNuGirl

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