Happy New Year of the Pig

I did my bit at the weekend to live up to the year. wink! oink! Now got to get back to being a Phoenix.  I am watching the Harry Potter films because god-daughter number 1 is mad about that world. Her fanaticism is infectious. HP books were a huge phenomenon in the late 90s and…

Quotes from the week

It does not do to dwell on dreams Harry, and forget to live. Prof D, H.P& The Philosopher’s Stone.  B Plans are for losers. Mean girl from The Magicians A mistake should be your teacher, not your attacker. A mistake is a lesson, not a loss. It is a temporary, necessary detour, not a dead…

7 days make 1 weak

I’ve had another amazing week of meeting up with loved ones.  Emotionally draining! Sometimes I can’t keep up with myself. From meeting Posh Brit and Brit Sister in the city for our last lunch together before Brit Sister goes off on her tree change to having dinner with the Marvellous family to celebrating a god-daughter’s…

Summer Afternoon

Summer Afternoon – the two most beautiful words in the English Language according to Henry James. Urrrghhhhh! It’s hot. To be very clear, I am complaining. U know it’s hot when the spiders pack their bags and galang! U know it’s hot when you put the clean knife in the teaspoon section and the teaspoon…

Take a breath

Three special quotes as you go about your business this new year. Still a new year. Still fresh! Still exciting!  “Ah nuh every shut eye ah sleep”. Closed eyes do not necessarily mean a person is sleeping. Things don’t always look obvious. Do not make assumptions.  “Fine out weh wata walk go ah pumpkin belly”. When…

Fresh Gregorian New Year

It’s still a New Year. We are only two weeks in to it. For some people the New Year starts on 5th February, 2018. For others, it started 20th Sept 2017.  You can start afresh whenever you like. Just as Sunday is the beginning of the week for some people and Monday for others, your…

Happy New Year

Whooooooooa! It’s the 3rd of January already. I can hardly believe that the year is taking shape and rushing past taking great strides. I am all over my goals and doing well with them thank you.  Now, I am deeply in to the new year, I get it!  Newness! I love celebrating my birthday and…

Favourite books

The Bible – Hebrews, Ecclesiastes, Ephesians, 1&2 Kings, Esther, Ruth. I love the drama, relationships, miracles, humour, sarcasm, back-stabbing, loyalty, faith and hope.  Trials of Brother Jero – the first book I read by a Nigerian author. Then I saw the play. In awe!  Enid Blyton books – The Magic Faraway Tree, The Famous Five,…

New Year’s Eve, Old Year’s Night nearly hijacked by Grinch

I “saw in” the New Year in front of the TV watching comedy.  Felt like a Grinch about the New Year. What’s the point? What’s so great about what is essentially just another day? Whether you do or you don’t Life does whatever it will. Didn’t want to hear any of the wishes and hopes….

A Wednesday Words special

Splendiferous! I have been using this word for years and found out on Wednesday that it is in the dictionary. Surprised, much!  I use all sorts of words which are made up. Welldoneski! Amazeballs! LOLCANO! Brillopads!  I complain about my phone autocorrecting or predictive texting my words. Little Sister also complains. Just quickly… In a…