The Friday Pretty: Vintage

I’ve always wondered: at what point in time does ‘second hand’ become ‘vintage’? All the clothes that were referred to as second hand when I was child suddenly had a PR moment and became ‘vintage’. Even weirder, some brand new clothes are now also being tagged as vintage too. Eh? Truth be told though it really doesn’t matter, […]

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Why I Love… Ice Cream

I’ve mentioned previously that I’m not a classic sweet-tooth. I enjoy the presence of sugars – natural and not-so-natural – in certain foods. A little sugar in a tomato sauce, for example, or maybe in some Nigerian black beans. But I am not an ardent chocolate  biscuit fan. I take my tea with no more […]

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Judas in an R’n’B Club

Yesterday my Walkman – no iPods here, thank you very much – threw up a blast from the past – No Doubt’s excellent Just a Girl from their classic 1995 album Tragic Kingdom. On the track, Gwen Stefani sings: “This world is forcing me/To hold your hand… I’m just a girl, all pretty and petite/So don’t let […]

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The Friday Pretty: The Blooms Of Youth

Bonjour, mon petit choux fleurs! I am still Internet-less, sadly, and as Zapp Brannigan once said, “the spirit is willing but the flesh is spongy and bruised…” BUT! I’ve gathered my spongy flesh along with all my available wits to bring you a nostalgia-tinged Friday Pretty this week. These are the televisual chaps we loved […]

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Settling In

Apologies for the recent silence. As I explained last Friday, I moved house on Saturday. The following day I collapsed, exhausted, in between bouts of frantic floor scrubbing, intensive clothes folding and manic hoovering. On Sunday evening, delirious with tiredness, I had myself a little self-pitying cry. I ache from the tips of my hair to […]

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Alone vs. Lonely

Next week, I shall be moving into my new flat. At the moment, I am caught up in the minutiae – packing everything six levels deep, with the top and most accessible layer made up of the things I’ll need immediately – socks, tea, clean pants, deodorant and my radio. But I know that when I move […]

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The Friday Pretty: Music Dudes Edition

Given the ovewhelming feedback following last week’s inaugural The Friday Pretty, it would have been remiss of me not to give the people what they want. And so, here we are. I’ve given the format some thought – clearly there will be hot dudes frolicking on your screen every Friday, but being a kinda logical […]

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What a Difference A Year Makes

This time last year, I was in Nigeria, coming down from the high of my high school reunion and gently simmering in the sub-Saharan heat. Today, I am in north London; the weather’s hardly blazing and the most exciting thing on my social calendar is a visit to my threader’s at the weekend. My blog, […]

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I’m A Finalist, Baby!

You remember how I asked you all very nicely to nominate my blog at the Black Weblog Awards? Well, yesterday afternoon I received a message via Vex In The City that this here blog had made it to the Finalist stage! That’s right, Yoruba Girl Dancing has been nominated at the Black Weblog Awards in the category […]

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