Tuesday, October 17, 2006


I've been in Glasgow for the last couple of days, one word.......COLD! And now I have headed down to Newcastle. I had no idea it was so pretty! I now feel quite ashamed of myself for not making a better effort to see more of the UK! Anyway, I'm tired as hell..so I'll save the burning issues for another post, probably tomorrow.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Tube Stations I Hate...


You get the picture right?! Absence often makes me forget just how much I hate that station, until fate intervenes and for whatever reason I have the misfortune of being stranded within the "Square Mile" with no other station immediately accessible. Then like the 'mugu' I am, I tell myself that it cannot possibly be as bad as I remember and so I take a deep breth and dive in. These are words that invariably come back to haunt me when I am spending 20 minutes on an endurance trek through that bloody rabbit burrow of a station just trying to get to the other end. Everything hurts, no wonder I was so skinny when I lived in London!!

Monday, October 09, 2006

You Can't Go Back Home

Returning from ny brief hiatus from the blogsphere has been almost as bittersweet as a high school reunion! I never fully appreciated the level of bonding I feel for my blogging peeps. I turned my back for a hot minute and everything has changed. Obifromsouthlondon has left the building, VHS & Delot are no more, and Toometoblog (the ubernerd) is in Katsina!!! I feel like I have entered the twilight zone. It is all a touch discomfitting...thank God Nkem, Delot, Ababoy, Nneka, Dilichi etc are still doing their thing. I don't think I could take the shock otherwise! To all the peeps who have bowed out, moved on or taken breaks....thanks for enriching my blogging experience, you will be missed. I anxiously await the day when your itchy fingers drive you back to the keyboard.



After two months of erratic blogging and absenteeism, I finally have a moment to stop, smell the roses and get in some much needed blogging! It's been difficult because I've been hopping from city to city, Vegas, Boston, London, the Algarve, and now back to London for this week.

Portugal was excellent, I have a nice week long holiday with my two closest friends and we sucked up every last available ray of sun in an effort to brace ourselves for the winter. Now I'm back to London for the rest of this week, no more 5 euro pitchers of sangria..however I do have a decent internet connection for a change!

I took the oppportunity of being a beach bunny to some much needed catching up on some reading. I got through Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Half of a Yellow Sun and Isabel Allende's The House of the Spirits. Both books while not quite beach-lite touched me and left me deeply moved. I was sorry not to have made myself acquainted with Allende's work sooner, and heartened by the fact that Adichie promises to be a literary tour-de-force. Both books drew such incredible parallels, and it is bizarre to read books that were written 20 years apart about 2 different countries on 2 different continents and see such amazing similarities in the brutality of human nature. Anyway, enough rambling. I just wanted to swing by to say.......I'M BAAAACK!