Saturday, 5 March 2011


Juliyaa is a talented singer-songwriter from the UK and I predict BIG things for her this year. Over the next few weeks she'll be releasing her tracks on Facebook.

Here's the first one - The Rhythm:


Wednesday, 16 February 2011


There are so many reasons why I shouldn't be here.

However, there is one reason I still am. That reason is Jesus.

I haven't blogged for the longest time......I simply couldn't be bothered. But today, I'm compelled to share with you my love for Jesus Christ, or rather, His love for me.
Jesus has saved me from a lot of things....A LOT of things: Idolatry, sexual immorality, myself. Everyday, I'm amazed by His love and His forgiveness. February 6th 2010, I was baptised and in front of my friends and family, I publicly declared Jesus as my Lord and Saviour.

I don't feel that that's enough. It's all well and good in front of my Christian friends and church family, but what about my friends who don't know about Jesus? 

Step forward The Facebook Appeal. Today, February 16th 2011, I want to let people know about Christ; yeah I want my friends to be saved, but today let's just start with an introduction first and then we can take it from there, no? There are over 400 friends on my facebook profile....granted, there may be less after this, but you know....some people aren't ready to hear the truth. But if just a handful of people are touched by this, it could be the start of a beautiful and fruitful relationship with the Lord.

Don't think that I'm a 'bible basher' (bibles are for reading, not bashing), and please don't assume that I'm skipping down Peckham Road with a basket of flowers singing my heart out - I have days where I feel I'm struggling and can't cope with work/family/friends etc. But those days are easier to deal with when I put my hope and trust in Jesus and leave Him to sort it for me.....Jesus has my back, He deals with it all, He brings me a joy I can't describe.

I'll stop there for now, but I'd like to leave you with a couple of lines from one of my favourite songs we sing at my church:

And as He stands in victory
Sin's curse has lost it's grip on me
For I am His and He is mine
Bought with the precious blood of Christ.

Nuff said.

Friday, 1 October 2010

Summink New...

Apologies for the lack of posts - work has been stupid busy....

I was supposed to be on a retreat this weekend, but due to a lack of funds, I find myself at home, sulking, while eating ice cream, watching Law and Order: SUV, and surfing the net in search of new music (yes, all at the same time!), and I thought I'd show you what I found so far:

Roses by Georgia Anne Muldrow

Soul Glo by Fatima (I HAVE to get this girl's album!!)


Sunday, 5 September 2010

Andy Allo feat. Blu - Dreamland

This track is one of my favourite tracks this year, and now a video has been released.

It's simple, but effective and really brings the track to life....enjoy.

Friday, 27 August 2010

To Meat or Not To Meat - The Conclusion

So it is decided.....I am officially a vegetarian/pescatarian.

I went to Prezzo for lunch today with a friend.

I had spaghetti and meatballs.....I'd been looking forward to it for weeks.

Damn you and your luscious, juicy meatyness...

About an hour after my meal, my stomach started hurting.

Ten hours later, my stomach still hurts.

Ok, maybe the meatballs weren't cooked properly, or maybe I should have weaned myself onto something a bit lighter with only little bits of meat in it...? But it doesn't matter, because my stomach bloody hurts, I feel really uncomfortable and I don't like it.

No more meat for me.

I'm serious.

I actually am.

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

To Meat or not to Meat.....part deux

So I'm reaching the end of my 'experiment' and I'm proud to say there have been no meat shakes sweats cravings. Alright, there was an incident where I walked past a KFC and was tempted to buy a chicken wing - really and truly, who would have known? But I resisted temptation, and went home and made scrambled eggs on toast for dinner instead.

I saw my mechanic yesterday (Black Betty has a small leakage problem - more on that later), and he told me I had lost weight and asked what I've been doing. Ok, my mechanic is in love with me, so he could have been trying to flatter me, but a girl at work also mentioned that my face is looking a bit slimmer so it must be the lack of meat, no?

So nearly a month later, how am I feeling? Lighter, healthier, my skin is clearing up, my clothes fit better and most importantly, my shopping bill is much cheaper, meaning I have more money to spend on SHOES!!

I can't walk in them, but when did that matter??

Let's see if I can make it 2 months without meat....I'll keep you posted.

Thursday, 12 August 2010

To Meat or Not To Meat??

I am a MAJOR carnivore - I cannot go a day without eating meat. It is the BEST food out there; fried/roast/jerk chicken, stewed beef, Christmas turkey, curry goat, roast lamb, oxtail stew, cowfoot....oh my goody goody gosh, I LOVE meat.

YUM - nuff said

Which is why I can't understand how I've become a vegetarian for the last 12 days...?

If I'm honest, I know some meat can be a bit fattening, and I've been trying to lose a couple of stone for the last 18 months now. But I can't resist coming home from work and taking a piece of chicken/beef/whatever from the pot of stew my mum's made, and chowing down on it like a rabid beast. However, a trip to my mechanic who I've known for about 5 years, got me thinking. When i went to see him earlier this year, he was looking a lot slimmer than usual. 'Dude, what you been doing?' I asked. 'I gave up meat babe, I watched this documentary about meat and all the crap they put in it put me off for life...I get my protein from other foods now, no more jerk for me babes.' At the time I thought to myself 'rather than you than me mate, meat is the best thing in the world.' The thought of not eating meat was alien to me. 'What are these 'vegetarians' you speak of??' I thought. My boss is a vegetarian and I always looked at her wondering if she knew what she was missing out on when she told me she didn't like the taste of meat - strange chick.

But despite all of that, the amount of weight my mechanic lost got me thinking it was meat I needed to cut out of my diet - maybe I needed to get my protein sources from elsewhere.

At the end of last month, I had a day off from work. I met up with a friend for a pub lunch and got a fish finger sandwich. Later, I carried out some errands, met up with more friends and got home around midnight. As I went to bed, I realised that I didn't have that bloated feeling I normally get in my stomach towards the end of the day - it dawned on me that meat had not passed my lips in 24 hours! This, my friends, was the first day of my month long meat ban. 

On day 2 I forgot I was on a meat ban. 

I went to a friends house and she made me a sausage sandwich - let's take a moment and pause as I remember how good that sandwich was....mmmmm..... Five minutes after eating it, I remembered what I had told myself the night before, 'No meat for a month, you idiot!!' But then my friend reassured me that I could continue with the ban and didn't need to punish myself. We went to Croydon and got a pizza - vegetarian of course. It was okay I guess, but pizza without pepperoni is an abomination to me. Anyway, I got through the day, and 12 days later, I have survived a meat free diet.

There are many advantages to this: I have lost weight, my shopping is cheaper, I don't feel so gassy and bloated anymore (attractive, I know). Of course, I have to plan my meals in advance, which means my shopping takes longer, but it's so worth it. In place of meat I've been eating beans, lentils and lots of fish. I'm satisfied after every meal, comfortably full in fact, and there's no need to undo my belt and sprawl out on the sofa anymore.

I have to admit though, meat substitutes are not cutting it for me. I can't fathom the idea of fake meat or tofu. But I'm so pleased with the results that I'm thinking of continuing the ban for another month. I'll let you know how I get on.