today?’, Sofia asked, as she took a gentle sip of the coffee, snuggled tightly into his embrace. She remembered the night before and shuddered. He was indeed a beautiful specimen of a man!
Last night I spent more than three hours on WhatsApp video call with a friend who has reached her wits end and was contemplating taking a long rest away from this world which she feels doesn’t care about her anymore. Italian, early thirties and a successful Barrister who lives in a big house. On the outside, one would say she’s got it together. She … Read More Living through the Covid-19 Lockdown
“Sometimes when you’re in a dark place you think you’ve been buried, but you’ve actually been planted.” — Christine Caine The world has been gripped by the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic which has rendered the entire world scrambling for cover and in total panic, spurred on by the constant reporting by the media. People are dying in their hundreds on a daily basis. This has … Read More Travails of a Conoravirus lockdown!!
The Covid-19 pandemic has once again exposed social ills and given many the opportunity to reflect on life choices and actions. What truly is important and what isn’t. Some of us have had horrendous experiences that have shaped the way we think, the friends we keep and the things that are important to us. As a Black African who has spent considerable years in … Read More The Black Man, Poverty & Whataboutery!!
Living the urban life comes with its daily challenges for many. From travel in crowded trains and other public means of transport, to achieving a work-life balance, or just simply raising children in urban communities, one has to be fully engaging and equipped to make good one’s time. Whilst waiting on the train platform this early Monday morning, with my two daughters, on our … Read More Urban Life: The Little things that matter
Many years ago while searching for recipes for Pearl Couscous, I came across another Superfood – Quinoa (pronounced Keen-wah). Reading up on Quinoa and its many advantages, especially its high protein, fibre content and being gluten-free, I was instantly drawn to it and ever since my discovery I have made Quinoa one of my MUST-HAVE meals.
“Hey Shaun, can I have a cuppa please”, Sofia said as she walked into the lounge, dressed in one of Shaun’s white shirts. She had woken up about 20 minutes earlier, but had decided to stay in bed, reminiscing on the encounter with Shaun.
He woke with a start, glancing at the window, wondering what time it was. It still looked pretty dark outside but he could hear the faint sound of a train. Leaning forward, he checked the time on the bedside clock. 06.27 AM!! ‘Good’, he thought, as he sat up, reaching for his bleached robe hanging on the bedpost. He felt a pang of pain … Read More Sex and Singlehood: A Cultural Shift – Part 1
“Travel not to escape life, but so life doesn’t escape you” ~ Unknown The other day I was engaged in a conversation with a friend about travelling and the difference, if any, between a tourist and an adventurer. For me, a tourist goes on holiday or trips to enjoy the time away from home, to rest and get away from routine. A tourist goes … Read More Travel for Self-Realization!!
“Life starts on a blank canvas. You are the Artist. Through life, you paint many pictures, some good and others bad. Today, Now, is the time to produce your best pictures yet” ~ Lorenzo Very frequently we sit back and reminisce on the good old days, those carefree days when we were young and had little care for the world. We were not burdened … Read More Your life is your Canvas, your Clay!!
Lifestyle Choices “The eyes might be the window to the soul, but clothing and accessories are the doors leading to just about everywhere else” ~ Lorenzo According to the journalist Mark Simpson, the metrosexual is dead. Long live the ‘spornosexual’. Is he right? Personally, I disagree. Athough there’s a growing number of men doing all it takes to be rewarded with ripped bodies, there … Read More Today’s ‘Metrosexual’ Man – Blending Classic with the Modern!
Most of my holidays/exploring abroad are usually with my two little daughters. We always have an amazing time together, visiting great sights and experiencing new cultures and people. I consider travelling a form of education for my daughters, where learning and exploring are a part of understanding and developing knowledge of the peoples and cultures of our world, especially in our increasingly more multicultural … Read More Travelling with Underage Children!