Raging Roots

‘And thy roots shall rise again… Like the mountains of Ararat…’ – Cocoa, The Book of Dreads ‘Don’t do it!’ ‘I’m not going to do it!’ ‘I know you’re thinking it, so I’m just warning you sha.’ ‘Calm yourself down, I just said I’m not going to do it.’ A few minutes later… ‘Ok, sorry. … Continue reading Raging Roots

The Dinner Party

‘Surround yourself with people who make you hungry for life, touch your heart and nourish your soul.’ – Unknown I recently attended a dinner Party hosted by Papa D and Mama P. Papa D is a man with a very big heart and he is also one of the two greatest chefs in the world, … Continue reading The Dinner Party

A Dangerous Affair

Chaos is an angel who fell in love with a demon. – Christopher Poindexter Love can be a dangerous thing. It’s crazy how easy it is to let someone or something creep into your life because you think that person or that thing is totally harmless. Before you know it, things get out of control … Continue reading A Dangerous Affair

A Very Fabulous Christmas!

The best of all gifts around my Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other – Burton Hill Christmas was round the corner and our little family bubble was getting together. Lockdown had been lifted for the festive period and rumours were circulating we would be going into lockdown … Continue reading A Very Fabulous Christmas!

The Wedding

She was forever unexpected and I was drunk on that about her – Atticus Poetry, Love Her Wild. One click and I was suddenly transported from my cosy sofa in South East England to a beautiful wedding venue somewhere in Lagos, Nigeria. The English sun outside my window mirrored the African sun shining over the … Continue reading The Wedding

Young & Criminally Minded

When people run in circles it’s a very, very…mad world. – Gary Jules, Mad World Browsing through Instagram one evening, I stumbled across an image of a hand raised with cleched fist. It looked very similar to the symbol of Black Lives Matter except it had #EndSARS written above it. I wasn’t sure what it … Continue reading Young & Criminally Minded

Just A Matter Of Time

Trees that are slow to grow bear the best fruit.– Molière The alarm goes off. Activating my fight-flight mode. I automatically lunge for my device vibrating violently on the bedroom floor. Eyes still closed, I hit the stop button and fall back into bed hiding under the duvet. Aaahgh!!! I hate alarms. Why do they … Continue reading Just A Matter Of Time

The Stakeout

Life takes you to unexpected places. Love brings you home.– Melissa McClone The darkness of the German night sky felt ominous tonight. It was very quiet. A little too quiet even for our tiny village on the outskirts of Siegerland. Though street lights illuminated the pavements and surrounding houses, creating the illusion of life, the … Continue reading The Stakeout

Surviving COVID Lockdown

It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change – Charles Darwin 2 days Pre-Lockdown[21/03/2020] ‘God catch you!’ came the muffled cackle of my dishevelled locs. ‘Mm-hmm! This is karma! After you go and lock me up, you can now have a taste … Continue reading Surviving COVID Lockdown

The Glory Days (Pt.2)

As promised! Here it is!!! The Glory Days Pt. 2! These have got to be my favourite days especially the chunky twist era! Oh my days! My chunky twists were the ONE ☝🏼 What was just a trend for most ladies, I was certain I was going to live in for the rest of my life- … Continue reading The Glory Days (Pt.2)