Wednesday, December 31, 2008


To you all, my thanks and best wishes for a grand 2009.

You have enriched my life, opened up new worlds to me and I am grateful for that

Black Stiletto's, Lady Divine, DeeCee, Gutter Flower, Pissu Perera, Drama Queen, Sach, Queen From Another Planet, HUG

Take care

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Free to fly

I detest seeing caged animals and my heart cry's to see a bird caged - how can you cage something that can fly?!

Yesterday on my way back we came across a tree hung with tiny bird cages, in one a little bird, desolately peaking away at a dried corn cob...

My thoughts were on it as we ran our errands returning to the car to drive home... the engine turned once and died. Not a light to be seen, not a sound or a hum....

Sitting around waiting for help to arrive, we ended up buying the little prisoner; no good deed goes unrewarded because a few mints later as I desolately poked around the engine, the damn car started!

I had yet to hear the little fellow sing, it looked so sad...

Arriving home the cage was eventually dismantled and our new friend persuaded to come out... amazingly as it flew to a branch close by it began to sing!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

~ThE DiviNe PriNcEsS~: and blog will u

Well, that's what brought this about, there I was happily whiling away the mid morning multitasking between work and chatting on line when I get this request to ".. and blog will u"

Truth is it is justified, its been a while since I've posted here and now when I think about it, I'm not sure why I haven't either.

In my defense is the excuse that nothing much has really been happening to me - I've settle down into a routine of sorts, up at 430 to coffee, toilet, shave and shower; at my little desk by 5am, to wait in anticipation to see if I actually have internet access. Its a good day if I do which means I get to down load my mail, load around in cyber space and get into verbal exchanges with DP about cooking and driving.

Sometime after breaky I amble off down to the market place to hang around trying to look busy - which am mostly not really.

Its strange that not a day goes by when I don't think about 'her' though... last week, on the 10th to be precise I suspect that something was happening with and around her. I had switched on the radio here, to listen to as I worked and during the space of a couple of hours I hear songs that I had come to associate with what was/is us. Music that she introduced me to, music with lyrics that touched what we were... music that is us. And when I heard Dido's White Flag playing, I knew that there was more happening at that moment.

I'm waiting for the year to end, I'm waiting for an opportune moment to ask for leave so that I can haul my ass back home to SL to see my beloved Kos, to play with my dogs, to see the lush green that is SL.

And travel! Plans afoot for a a drive to Accra and then on to Lome, perhaps Nigeria and if the gods kind, to South Africa and Mozambique too! Toes crossed!


Friday, December 5, 2008

Friday night

Friday night in Ouaga and I feel a tad melancholy... Its not the SOB music, but a single line in a poem I wrote. I penned as a compliment to someone who had written what I thought was a lovely piece -

Anyway, reading my own effort a little while later, one line leaped out at me and touched me - I've loved you forever

I have, I always will

The last few months have been one day after another, going through the motions of an existence.I miss her and feel the awful pain of knowing that I had my chance and lost it.

Forgive me...

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Its kind of strange how my life has slowed down. True I start the day a lot earlier, 430am actually; but I'm finding it difficult to fill the hours in after that.

Correspondence takes up a couple of hours, a drive into town kills another three, after that?

Hmmm... opportunity I guess