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Basherter

I was going to do a write-up of my birthday yesterday, but really what is there to tell beyond the fact that I went to the movies to see Bridesmaids (not very funny!). This was followed by browsing some of my favourite London bookstores and then having a very yummy dinner at Coq d’Argent. So a good day all around, but years from now I wouldn’t deem it entirely memorable. What is more memorable and pressing to note is that I am no longer speaking with Basherter. Things came to a head today via our conversation on Skype. Much to […]

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Self Portrait @ 41!

A little bit of love handles and junk in the trunk, but really liking my 41 year old self! The picture above was taken June 2011, Woodlands Beach, Montserrat! Should say that I took this picture as I have one of my mother at this same beach in almost the same pose wearing a similar swimsuit. And so I wanted to replicate. It helps to keep her memory alive. That said, no tears of sadness today. The events earlier this week had me in a bit of a funk but definitely feeling better on this my 41st Birthday! Related posts: […]

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Fighting Back

The additional police on the streets of London helped to calm and restore order last night. Heck, here in Bromley in was really quiet, almost too quiet. I found it a bit eerie. But hey, I’m not going to complain too much. I long for things to go back to the way they were, but thinking that won’t happen for some time. So I’m tired and still on edge. And if I’m being completely honest, I just want to run away – far, far away from here. Where exactly, I am not hundred per cent sure but the nomad in […]

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UK Riots

Having spent my formative years on the mean streets of Boston, I am pretty fearless. I will go almost anywhere. Heck, I’ve flown into former eastern bloc countries on my own and have experienced all that these countries have to offer without knowing the local language or people personally. Now after what happened on the streets of Bromley and elsewhere in the city of London last night, not so fearless. The violence, looting and arson are completely senseless and unjustified. And in that the youth (yobs) are getting bolder, it is major cause for concern. Heck, last night in Bromley […]

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London Riots

What I didn’t mention in the Brixton Splash post is that late last night after the festival ended, there was rioting and looting in Brixton. Can’t say I’m all that surprised as there were lots of people drinking in the streets of Brixton when I left. So I’m sure it gave the criminal element in the neighbourhood a reason to come out and mingle amongst the festival goers with a view to causing disturbance late into the evening. Now today there are further skirmishes in Peckham and Lewisham which is getting a bit too close for comfort. Meaning when it […]

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