Monday, 30 May 2016

#Romance #Quotes #Monday115 @TRRtweet #SSR #ASMSG




    Welcome to Romance Quotes Monday!





Hello Romance Lovers,

Somehow, last weekend went by so quickly I'm wondering if today is Monday. Lol!

I had to rest a lot because I was extremely tired from NOT doing much. But I watched Britain's Got Talent with my teens and we were very well entertained. Of course,  going to Church was a fun part of Sunday activities and I carried on writing a new story too.
Oops! I  just let the cat out of the bag.

Did YOU enjoy your weekend?

On Romance Quotes today, you will find three gentle quotes you can share with your best half.

Enjoy.

RomQuote #1 




RomQuote #2 



RomQuote #3



All quotes are from Google

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You are deeply appreciated.

I wish you a romantic week.

Love 
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Wednesday, 25 May 2016

#Brides From #Africa #GambianBride #West AfricanBride

Welcome to Brides From Africa
On Brides From Africa this week, I have brought you Brides From The Gambia in west Africa.

The Gambia has a special place in my heart because I spent my holiday in Banjul in 1997 and I fell in love with the small tourist country that has a short strip of coastline bordered by the Atlantic Ocean.



The Wollof traditional marriage begins with 'Guru nuyo' – Cola nut.

The groom's family sends 'guru nuyo' or cola nuts to the bride-to-be’s parent to make known their intention to marry their daughter.

If the cola nuts are accepted, real dialogue starts. The bride-to-be's mother will distribute the cola nuts to friends and relatives. Representatives from the groom's family will meet the bride's family to decide on the dowry known as “waarugal' and a date will then be fixed for the traditional marriage.



In the 'taaka ak jeebale' marriage ceremony of the Wollof people, preparation for the wedding might commence three to four days before the actual date.

For The wedding ceremony, the male elders of the bride and groom as well as relatives and friends gather at the mosque or any other designated place.

The bride and groom sit on mats facing each other. The head of the delegation of the groom's family would come with cola nuts and the money: Dalasi 4.25 to tie the knot.

The head of the delegation from the groom's family will reveal their mission - which is to pluck the 'rose flower' in that compound - to the gathered crowd. 

And in reply, the head of delegation from the bride's family will ask the crowd if there is anyone who objects to the wedding.

A grandfather or first cousin of the bride might jokingly say that he is against the marriage because the bridegroom snatched his bride from him. He would then ask to be compensated with money. After some jokes, the delegation would accept for the marriage to carry on.

The Imam or his deputy will then lead the prayers mentioning the name of the couple to be joined together. The money sealing the marriage (D4.25) as well as the 'juur' would be handed over to the delegation of the bride's family.  The cola nuts would then be shared among everyone present.


On wedding day, the bride might either spend the day with her aunt or stay at home where there will be drumming, dancing and lots of food to eat. At night, before the bride is taken to her husband's house, she is given a traditional bath.

Taking a bride to her husband's house is known as 'jeebale' in Wollof. But before the 'jeebale' the bride's mother would display the trousseau and kitchen utensils she bought for the bride. 


Just before the traditional bath, the bride would change her outfit and wear something she would not mind giving away. Some elderly women would lead her to the bathroom where one of her female cousins would be waiting for her. As soon as the bride gets undressed, her cousin would come and take away her clothes and keep them for herself.

During the bath, the bride will sit on a mortar and a gourd will be used to pour water into her hands. She would in turn use that water to rub her body and repeat certain words after the woman at the bath. This ceremonial bath should not be witnessed by a woman who had never gone through it. After the bath, the chief bridesmaid will also go through the same ceremony.

At the courtyard and in the presence of the two families, the bride and her bridesmaid will sit on a mat facing the east to listen to the advice from the elders on how to treat her husband and in-laws and encourage her to emulate the good example of her mother.



Read more about Mandinka and Wollof Traditional Marriage here.
 

Thank you for visiting. Please leave me a comment.

If you have bridal photos to share from your place, send it to me via email and I'll share it here and give you credit. I love romance and swooning over bride photos is my hobby.

Love
Stella
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Monday, 23 May 2016

#Romance #Quotes #Monday 114


    Welcome to Romance Quotes Monday!




Hello Romance Lovers,

Summer is all around as the month of May slowly draws to a merry end. Last weekend was super busy for us, so I spent most my day in bed yesterday after Church service.

Tell me about your weekend.

On Romance Quotes this week, I have selected three romantic quotes for you to share with your best half.

Enjoy.


RomQuote #1 



RomQuote #2 



RomQuote #3



All quotes are from Google.co.uk 


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Thank you for visiting. Please leave comments, so I know you dropped by. 

If you have favourite Romance Quotes from novels you have read, poems, lyrics, texts or pictures you want me to publish on Romance Quotes Monday, feel free to send them to me, via email.

You are deeply appreciated.

I wish you a romantic week.

Love 
Stella 

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Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Will You Kiss and Tell? #Dating #Marriage #Suits

Welcome to Advice Bench!



In the past couple of weeks, I have been watching the smashing USA Network legal drama movie on Netflix, titled SUITS.
Photo is courtesy is rottentomatoes

Rachel and Mike work in the same law firm and Logan is one of the firm's client.

Rachel and Mike are now in a loving relationship and they live together. Just so you know, I love both of them, while Logan is Rachel's ex.

When Rachel was involved with Logan, he was married and she told Mike about her  previous involvement with Logan. Mike made it clear that as long as her past affair with Logan did not affect their current relationship, he was fine with it.

In one episode, Logan and Rachel worked closely and he flirted with her. So Rachel decided to go over to Logan's condo to tell him to stay away from her. During the visit, Rachel passionately kissed her ex-boyfriend, Logan. It was a mistake and she was devastated.

Photo is courtesy of Bing
I was so cross at her stupidity, I could have whacked Rachel's silly butt. But the deed was done. 

Rachel confessed her thirty-second slip into infidelity lane to her friend and co-worker, Donna, who advised Rachel not to confess to her boyfriend, Mike.

I was shocked at Donna's counsel. According to Donna, Mike was not in a good place to receive such bad news because he had just lost his job.

Of course by the time Rachel blurted out her dirty slip a week later, Mike was livid. He went over to Logan's and beat him up and they ended up in a fight. Afterwards, Mike left their apartment and stayed in a hotel. He could not bear to be in the same space as Rachel.

So it got me thinking about everyone in a relationship: dating or married.

MY QUESTIONS:

1. If a female friend or family member came to you with the same problem as Rachel, would you advise her to confess to her boyfriend or husband that she kissed another man? Remember, not any other man, her ex-boyfriend. 

2. Have you kissed and confessed? If yes, how did your boyfriend or husband handle it?

You know I love posting controversial topics and I enjoy reading from you.
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Thank you for stopping by. Please share your comments, so I know you stopped by. It gives me great pleasure to read your views.

You remain unforgettable,
  
Love 
Stella 


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Sunday, 15 May 2016

#Romance #Quotes #Monday 113


    Welcome to Romance Quotes Monday!



Hello Romance Lovers,

The weekend went by so fast, I'm still dazed. A friend had a baby girl and I felt broody for ten seconds. Still, it was nice to hold a new born princess in my arms.

And...oh, the movie: SUITS is so heated, I lose my precious sleep. Finally, Jessica is human after all. The most powerful woman in the law profession in NY has a boyfriend, Jeff and I like him. This is a brilliant film. By the way, Felicia, I'm in season 4.

Was your weekend more eventful?

On Romance Quote today, there are three love quotes to thrill you this week.

Enjoy.

RomQuote #1 







RomQuote #2



RomQuote #3




All quotes are from Bing.com

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If you have favourite Romance Quotes from novels you have read, poems, lyrics, texts or pictures you want me to publish on Romance Quotes Monday, feel free to send them to me, via email.



You are deeply appreciated.



I wish you a romantic week.



Love 
Stella 

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