Coffee and phone

Early Summer 2017 playlist

So spring is coming to an end, if it’s not already finished, and summer is being welcomed. For us Brits, it means we have 5% more chance of not having rain. And occasionally there’ll be some of sun, here and there. To be honest, this week’s weather has been great, and the focus says that this bank holiday weekend is going to great as well.

Palm trees blue sky

9 reason why I wanted a solo trip

This time next week, I’ll be waking up in a land far, far away. I would have endured a 14-hour flight to start a short adventure on my first solo trip. And you know what, I am excited, no, ecstatic. I’m buzzing and counting down the days. Although to be honest, my to do list is looking extremely loose. I’ve prepared the most important things.

Marvel defenders

Crazy about Marvel’s Defenders

Is anyone else as excited for Marvel’s Defenders as I am? No? Then maybe that needs to change. Seriously, the editors did a great job. I’m hooked. I’m hooked like a fish out of sea. To prove my dedication, I’ve added the release date to my calendar. That is exactly how hooked I am. I just hope I have enough time.

Did I mention I was excited?

Jade Mountain Resort

Birds in Saint Lucia

It feels like it was yesterday that I watched the curving roads twist and bend through St Lucia. I peered out the car’s window as we went past brightly coloured houses and brick layered sides of unfinished constructions built on the edges of hills, with the rain heavy on the window, blurring my vision slightly. I sat back and caught my friend’s eye in the rear-view window. She smiled as her uncle raced through the road, rushed against the heavy rain.

“You brought the rain season with you, man,” He said to me laughing and making a joke that I took England’s weather with me on my flight. “It was sunny all week.”

dear old me _ enigmaticblackbird2

Dear young me…

Dear Young me,

You’re now 19 and decided to go far away from everyone that you know and start a new leaf. Don’t worry; the friends who are meant to stay around will stay, others, well, it’s best to say that life gets in the way. Right now, I know it’s scary, you’re completely alone for the first time in your life, but that was why you did it, wasn’t it?

You wanted to conquer your fear head on – it pays off.

Make today awesome

6 Lessons learned in 6 month in first job out of Uni

My last post, I wrote about being (one of) the only black dudes in my office. This week I wanna focus on something else. About a week ago, it was my six months mark.

I can’t believe how fast time is moving. When I was travelling on my year out of uni, I practically had no sense of time. Time did not constrain me. I booked flight when I wanted, and returned when I wanted (as long as it didn’t make my bank account bleed too much). Now that I am working, I think about time almost all the time.