Queen and Latifa


Blatant Plug

Posted on February 7, 2011 at 12:30 PM

I would to take a moment, if I may, to shamelessly plug my brother’s and his girlfriend’s blogs: Salonian Rhythms and ‘Ow Di Body?’ respectively.


In November of last year, David and Laura, both of whom have pretty much always worked in the charity sector, made the bold decision of moving to Sierra Leone for 12 months (potentially longer) when Laura was given a job opportunity. I was not shy about voicing the following ambivalent opinions to them:

  1. From a personal point of view, I am very sad that they’re no longer going to be in Britain.
  2. I am over the moon for them that they have the opportunity to do something that they have always really wanted to do.


My selfishness about them not being around pretty much evaporated over Christmas when my Mom, Dad, and I had the opportunity to video call them over Skype. Putting it bluntly, I’ve never seem them happier and more upbeat: how can even I, with my near infinite resource of personal bitterness, possibly resent that they’re not here when people I love are so clearly very happy?


Around the same time as said phone call, they both launched blogs documenting their lives in their new home. Some of their escapades make my toes curl! I couldn’t think of anything worse that the lives that they are living, but they are revelling in it all. It makes a stark, albeit pleasant, contrast to the mundaneness and frivolity of this little blog about my diva kitty. I know that random people’s ‘holiday blogs’ are generally self-absorbed, dull and tiresome pap, but David and Laura’s (at least in my opinion) are really rather compelling. Why not have a quick clicky clicky and check them out?


M x

Categories: Mark's Neurosis, Random Blither

Post a Comment


Oops, you forgot something.


The words you entered did not match the given text. Please try again.

Already a member? Sign In


Site Clock

Recent Blog Entries

Page_white_text Mug

Follow Queen and Latifa on Twitter

Super Share

Share on Facebook