Thursday, 30 December 2010

Christmas Time, Mistletoe and Wine

Christmas is my favourite time of year. Even the prospect of being locked in with my family isn't enough to deter me from the wonderful day that is Christmas. However I do hate the week between Boxing Day and New Year's when there's nothing to do except shop (at your peril) and watch Eastenders (which by the way was so good this year)

I've always thought this tune from the Muppet Christmas Carol was rather catchy.

Monday, 13 December 2010

Good Girl Gone Mad?

Anyone seen Keri Hilson's "The Way you Love Me"? Pop music is getting so raunchy artists will soon resort to practically having sex on stage to sell a few records. Speaking of raunchy this week Rihanna certainly left a few men (and women) hot under the collar on a pre-watershed X Factor.

But I'm really just using all this as an excuse to talk about music again. This time it's all about The Black Keys who first popped up on my radar via the Blakroc, Damon Dash project. For me the best track on the album was Why Can't I Forget Him featuring the seriously underated Nicole Wray.

I have not stopped playing this song

And I'm posting this one just because the video is hilarious


Tuesday, 30 November 2010

I whip my hair back and forth

I have natural hair and its been like this ever since I can remember.

More women are going natural (I guess it's because of the wealth of info on the Internet and to counteract the lace front weave epidemic). Some have even approached me in the street with the following questions:
How long have you been natural? Do you have any pictures of your hair journey? How long did it take to get your hair that long?

For the record I have my hair like this because it's versatile. I can wear my hair straight, curly, in plaits or blown out in a huge fro. I'm always puzzled when people ask why I haven't relaxed my hair when I think the real question is why did you relax yours?

Don't get me wrong I desperately wanted permanently straight hair when I was younger but my mum said no and for that I'm grateful. Once I got into my teens, the peer pressure was gone and I realised all my relaxed friends from primary school had almost nothing left.

I am not anti weave or relaxer. People can choose to do whatever they like with their own hair and I don't think anyone should be made to feel bad about something so trivial. However I'm sick of being one of the only girls in the club without a shiny long weave (a la Kim Kardashian) I'd like to see a little bit more variety be it braids, down cuts, straight hair, curly, coarse and everything in between.
By the way that's my hair and me in the picture

Not over until the fat lady sings

I've never been a fan of Adele's music. She has a great voice but I've always found her songs rather dull. However I've had this one on repeat ever since I saw her on Jools Holland. Simply beautiful.

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Al Dined Out?

You’ve probably seen “Come Dine With Me” channel four’s popular reality TV show which pits would be members of the public against each other to host a dinner party for a £1000 cash prize. So you’ve probably noticed the success of the show has led to copycat variations of the format in other words cheap rip offs. We like it because of the comedic quips from the voiceover David Lamb, extreme competitiveness and bitchy one liners. But do any of the new offerings have the magic "Come Dine With Me" formula which has survived for 10 series.

Four Weddings on Living TV is basically come dine with me for weddings. Watch hilarity ensue as bitchy brides score each others weddings to bag a dream honeymoon at the end of the show. It’s pretty good and even has a sarcastic voiceover.

House Guest was ITV’s abysmal copycat attempt with hosts putting on a dinner party for competitors but one sleeps overnight also giving the host a score on hospitality. This really missed the mark. It was boring and just didn’t make sense. ITV followed it with Dinner Date now on during the daytime TV slot which isn’t much better.

The boss is coming to dinner on channel five does not work because the hosts do not meet each other. You lose the competitive element that makes these shows so much fun. Besides dinner conversation with somebody you want to work for doesn’t create riveting TV.

Celebrity come dine with me. A case of if it ain’t broke don’t fix it. Nowhere near as good as the original because of the carefully controlled celebs in fake rented homes never really feel like their hearts are truly in it unlike the scary competiveness of their non famous counterparts.

Just so you know I love “Coach Trip and “How Not To Live Your Life” is one of the funniest shows on telly.

Thursday, 4 November 2010

Fact is Sacred, Comment is Free

Everyone has opinions but why should we care? More importantly why should we listen? Deborah Orr has written an interesting article at The Guardian about how all the manufactured controversy hidden behind the word "opinion" actually fails to stimulate debate about real issues and surely that should be the whole point.

Why should anyone listen to somebody who can't even be bothered to do a little bit of research or is completely unqualified to comment about the thing they are harping on about.

I would like to hear a bit more about issues that are not really covered in the media because the stories aren't "sexy" enough, or don't fit into the hysteria of the month

What do you want to talk about?

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Guess What? I'm Back

I've been away for a while but now I'm back. Things have been quite hectic for me lately and I can count a few things as well as this blog that I've been neglecting. But I hope all my hard work will pay of in the end.

Today my rant is about boys and age but not necessarily in that order. Recently, as I was on the bus getting from a to b, a young man approached me.

"Excuse me" he said

"How old are you?"

Now there I was enjoying my journey when some random guy thought it was OK to ask me such a personal question. It turns out the BOY thought I was the same age as him but that didn't shock me (I've had everything from 17-28yrs old)
It was the sense of entitlement with which he requested such information. Am I going crazy or do these little hoodlums need to learn to mind their business?

Sunday, 12 September 2010

Old Skool Tracks

It’s time for an old skool joint but you'll definitely recognise this song which has been sampled by many including pop duo Moloko and various hip hop acts not forgetting (no pun intended) the classic that is “Regulate” by Warren G. However I know it from years of being forced to listen to Magic and Heart FM.

Katy B when she was less dubstep and more funky.

Friday, 10 September 2010

Guilty Pleasures

I am addicted to online soaps particulary E20 and The Cut

E20 is written by young writers and I really appreciate the hard work which goes into formulating a clever plot with believable characters. The new series has already hit off with a bang. It took me a while to warm up to E20 but I’ve begun to love characters like the fake wannabe gangsta that is Fatboy.

The Cut is an addictive teen drama about young pretty things living in an area of London which feels nothing like London. I love it and can’t wait for series three after the great big twist at the end of the last one.

I know this is going to make me sound like a geek but does anyone else love the music in
Doctor Who? I tuned into the Proms by chance (late night boredom) and the music written by Murray Gold made my spine tingle. Almost makes me wish I'd paid more attention in music class.


I am so sorry I have not posted in a very long time but I'm back. This video was so funny. I'm sure even though we all know someone in our group of friends like this we're secretly praying it's not us.

Thursday, 1 July 2010

Simply Hot

Back when the VMA's were the SHIT!!!

Please tell me someone else remembers this Nsync performance in the year 2000

Friday, 25 June 2010

Sunday, 20 June 2010

Thursday, 17 June 2010

Why I’m not into Twilight

I have read all four books in the Twilight series but I think I’m probably the only person who doesn’t really like them. I mean one of my major issues with the book is the Bella character. I mean she is very needy, selfish and a little bit vain. She is willing to sacrifice her family and friends to become a vampire without so much as a second thought. She repeatedly moans about not wanting to be even a year older than her vampire lover, uses Jacob and then discards him like a dirty dishcloth. I’m not even going to get into the train wreck that was the last book in the series (don’t want to spoil anything for anyone) Edward is so boring he’s like watching paint dry.

However there are redeeming things about the series. The romance between Bella and Edward feels so innocent and pure, in this day and age everything is so hyper sexualised (especially children) it’s refreshing to read a teenage romance sans the sex, drugs and rock & roll.

Young, Educated and Jobless

Like many of my peers I have been studying since the age of four up until twenty one. Since I have returned from my fantastic working holiday in Malta I have been bombarded with questions like “So what are you doing now?” to which I reply I have absolutely no idea. I thank God I have a degree in the health sciences so I know I will always have something to fall back on because I doubt people will stop getting sick anytime soon. However I think we are all facing up to the cold reality that our teachers lied to us. They said you were nothing without a piece of paper and pictures of you in a silly hat, but now we realise we lack something more important EXPERIENCE. And I intend to get it. It’s strange not being told what to do by lecturers, teachers or textbooks but it’s time to grow up and literally get a life.

Sunday, 30 May 2010

Bad Spelling

I saw this restaurant in Camberwell, London and thought of this song from My Fair Lady.

Maltese Experiences

Even though I have had a great time here in Malta it has really made me appreciate my upbringing and life in London. We have so many different cultures and different types of people it’s hard to build prejudices even though they still exist. Here in Malta I’ve heard so many dubious comments I thought I would share some with you.

“I would never date a black man in at home in Switzerland all the boys will think I’m a slut because they have big dicks”

“I don’t like women who are too skinny but then again I don’t like black women’s bodies they are to fat with too much breasts and big bum” (This was a woman by the way)

“Wow you’re so cool, but then again you’re black, all of you can dance and sing that’s why people are racist they’re just jealous”

I love this quote from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie “The problem with stereotypes is not that they are untrue, but that they are incomplete”

As minorities in a western society we often don’t have the luxury of being seen as individuals, one person speaks for all. I’m sure some of you have had this experience, a shop keeper has wronged you in public but instead of flying off the deep end you held your tongue because you didn’t want to look like the typical angry black woman!

Monday, 10 May 2010

Sunday, 9 May 2010


Politics in the UK is complicated. But this year I am so glad many young people I know got off their arses and went out to vote. It’s so important we as young people have our say because the previous generation has done enough damage thank you very much. The immergence of a hung parliament in the U.K shows just how important it is to exercise your right to vote. I am still in shock that despite an unpopular Prime Minister and government, the Conservatives did not win with a majority. I guess its better the devil you know.

Tuesday, 4 May 2010


Here are some pictures of beautiful Malta. I took them all myself. The water is so crystal clear you can see the sea bed even at night.

Facebook part 2

It annoys me when people join groups on facebook but cannot be bothered to click on them to find out what they are about. One of my “friends” on facebook (and I use the term loosely as we are barely acquaintances in real life) recently joined a group called “Why are black girls so loud”. The subsequent conversation when like this:

Me- Do you actually know any black girls?

Her- Yes my best friends are black, so is 70% of my school.

Me- Do you know any loud white girls?, maybe you should join a facebook group about that.

I know this group isn’t a big deal but I am so sick of stereotypes about black women. We simply are not all the same.I just went really off topic. But a good rant makes us all feel better.

Monday, 5 April 2010

facebook friends part 1

Facebook is like a double edged sword. On the one hand it allows us to keep in touch with people we might otherwise have lost contact with and on the other hand it allows us to keep in touch with people we might otherwise have lost contact with.
It also indulges certain ordinary members of the public trying to makes their lives appear to be like that of a celebrity (picture the type of person who wears shades in a club)

This post will be continued soon......

Thursday, 1 April 2010

American Idol

I used to be a huge fan of American Idol. Every Sunday after church the American Idol marathon would begin. Three hours of trash T.V was just what I needed to start my week. I am probably the only person I know who prefers the live shows to the auditions. However I am really disappointed with the crop this year.

The leader of the pack seems to be Siobhan but I really don't like her voice. I feel like it's shouting with tone. I'm not mad at her though. lol

Wednesday, 31 March 2010


This is my first post. I can't wait to start writing. Hello everybody