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Happy New Year!

Now I just LOVE New Year's Eve, I do. Looking back I have lots of fond memories. Even the bad ones were good, I love it so much. I remember going clubbing in London, standing on Sydney Harbour watching the…

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Merry Christmas!!!!

Hark the herald angels sing"Glory to the newborn King!Peace on earth and mercy mildGod and sinners reconciled"Joyful, all ye nations riseJoin the triumph of the skiesWith the angelic host proclaim:"Christ is born in Bethlehem"Hark! The herald angels sing"Glory to the…

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However….

I'm not that tight! There are some things that I totally love about Christmas too. Lots of things in fact.Chestnuts roasting on an open fire.Jack Frost nipping at your toes. (I jest)Hark the Herald Angels Sing. Got to be the…

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Humbug?

My aversion to Christmas has been well documented in years gone by, earning me titles such as "The Least Christmassy Person EVER" and the like. In many respects its totally justified. It takes me forever to get into it, if…

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Ode To My Sistas

(warning - this post will make no sense to most people. Feel free to ignore completely)Shandikwa (Y) and Sheeks (JVE)I greet you from the United States of America.Long may you prosper in the United Kingdom.Wishing you long life, health, prosperity…

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Colour

One of the strangest things about where I live in Phoenix has been that I very rarely meet black people. I think I have met maybe three in the last eighteen months, including a Nigerian which is always fab (I…

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Ghetto Fabulous

All the more official bits about Sheffield are on the family blog. But I had some other thoughts about our time in England.When I was at my all girls' secondary school (American friends, think junior high/high school) one of the…

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Isn’t She Lovely…

said one fellow passenger.Isn't she wonderful? said another.Isn't she precious? spoke a third passenger.Tia slept pretty much all the way over to England and was quiet and mellow on the return flight to the states. Now its just a matter…

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What goes around….

When I used to travel lots, there would always be the long haul flights with a baby or two on board. Passengers would tut and mutter, parents would smile apologetically and look embarrased, baby would wail on and on. I…

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Didn’t We Almost Have It All?

Not one of Whitney's greatest tunes (So many others worthy of note, from Saving All My Love For You, to the giddy I Wanna Dance With Somebody through to the anthem with attitude It's Not Right, But It's OK, but…

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