It has been a crazy time in the world of late. As if we are seemingly moving from one pandemic to another. First COVID-19, then racism (an accumulation of hundreds of years of racial injustice, but in this present season, triggered by the death of George Floyd in the States). Who knows just what is … Continue reading ‘The best things in life are free…’ (well sort of): 5 things I am thankful for during Lockdown
I recently had my hair braided at an ‘Aunty’s’ house. The woman who does it is comfortably into her late 50s, possibly older and I call her Aunty by default. We are not related but, as is customary in West African cultures, I would never dare address her on first name terms so Aunty it … Continue reading “I’ve had enough” – part-time precarious work, poverty and the London experience
Happy New Year and decade! It has been such a long time since I have blogged here but I felt inspired to after spending some time at my mother’s house. Over the last month, I have been recovering from major surgery so needed to stay with my mum until I am strong enough to take … Continue reading Valuable lessons on thrifty living from my mama
Are you crazy? This was the question whizzing through my mind as I handed in my resignation. I was in a relatively well paid job, worked with lovely people but I wasn’t ‘happy’ (using this term loosely). The decision to leave wasn’t sudden, I prayed and agonised over it for months but as soon as … Continue reading Life is short… Don’t waste it!
Originally posted on MC2- Mimi Caroline on Music and Culture:
This weekend I went ‘up north’ to Manchester to see my great uncle and aunt- whom I have lovingly nicknamed ‘Grandad and Nana’. In my opinion they are some of the sweetest, funniest and kindest people I have ever met and am ever likely… Continue reading ‘Manchester’ Music, 2nd marriages and enjoying life