Friday, May 31, 2013

hip hip hurra hurra hurra hurra!!!!!!

                                                                out of the corner
                                                                of my left eye
                                                                and the corner
                                                                of my right eye

                                                                i spy strawberries
                                                                and cream
                                                                piled high

                                                                in a log cake
                                                                a new beginning

                                                                 (-: Rhoda :-)

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

a gentle parting!

entering the age of ikea backwards
taking apart a wall unit is not for birds

there are no instructions to assemble in reverse
how to get this darn process
to converse

armed with two screwdrivers a phillips
and a flat
crawling on my knees in the basement
like a cat

i twist and i push and i pull
until i begat a collapsed wall unit
who ends his life flat

(-: Rhoda :-)

Sunday, May 26, 2013


sometimes a bit more fish might do the trick!!!!!!!
so there i was happy sitting thinking about what movie i'd like to relax to....
and up walks a flight attendant, smiles and hands me my passport....
-the gentleman in row....found your passport in the toilet
OMG!!!!!!!! really!!!!!!!!! how??????????
so i walked up to him, thanked him....
and funny how you can be all germy freaky....but seriously when your passport
falls in a public can't very well wash it with water and soap...
or disinfect it....or wear gloves for the duration of your passports validity...
so in my handbag it went...and it ended up there....i will never know....
my back pocket can't fit much so i would have felt my passport....

the things we manage to do when we are absentminded amazing!!!!!!!!

(-: Rhoda :-)

be happy again!!!!!!!

mothers day came and now it's come again....
all in the same year...
not bad living in a cosmopolitan world where we get
to celebrate over and over again!!!!!!
now i can only smile and look forward to enjoying
my wonderful happy gift from my kids...

so here we go again happy mothers day!!!!!

(-: Rhoda :-)

Saturday, May 25, 2013

yummy papaya!!!!!!!!!

girls night!!!!!!
bursting with flavour and richness of the ripe yummy papaya (pawpaw)....female conversation, sweet, juicy, funny, happy....
full of goodness like the colourful papaya!!!!!!
a night filled with laughter and happiness!!!!!!!!

(-: Rhoda :-)

Friday, May 24, 2013

nice neighbours!!!!!!!

one plot....four number of people living on the compound fourteen.....
one toilet....
sharing facilities...bringing your own bucket of water from the house and your toilet paper...

wake up at 5:00am....get ready....

when i asked my she manages?
she smiled and don't go to the toilet all day!!!!!!!
and if you have good neighbours they respect your privacy and somehow everyone manages to get to work and school on time....with only one bathroom and one toilet!!!!!!

"It isn't what you have or who you are or where you are or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about it."
Dale Carnegie, How to win friends and influence people.

"I have learned that to be with those I like is enough"
Walt Whitman

(-: Rhoda :-)

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

love ceremony!!!!!!!!!!!

i keep thinking life is short life is long........
either way why wait to say and do the things that make us HAPPY!!!!!!
so why not have a love ceremony.......
we have engagement ceremonies....some of us even renew our vows.....
so what about a simple love ceremony!!!!!!
...just about the way you feel right there right then....something simple between two vows....just like poetry spontaneous!!!!!!!!

i love love wow wow!!!!!!!!

(-: Rhoda :-)

dancing handbag!!!!!!

dancing free i goes
but not with eyes closed

my handbag invites a look inside
she wants to know what i'v got to hide

do you know what you want
or just mystery inside?

the secret's safe with me 
a klepto babe you might be
beware of my finger chewing hamster
who calls my bag home....

stay the mmmmnnmmmnnh away from my handbag!!!!!

(-: Rhoda :-)

Sunday, May 19, 2013

hakuna ya ku pembeleza

no painkillers, no laughing gas, no epidurals.....
1971 high noon sun....
beautiful countryside, no roads in sight, knee high maize fields, banana trees, pregnant woman tilling the field...
suddenly....a sharp pain...and out pops baby happy....her mum still holding the beans she was harvesting...
holding her baby....she calls out to her husband....who gets a neighbour to come and cut the umbilical cord with a wembe (razor blade)...
walking home....the duties of daily life go on....and two weeks later, she is back in the field working the land....surrounded by the sounds of chickens, cows and times have changed!!!!!!!!
hakuna ya ku pembeleza (no pampering )....

(-: Rhoda :-)

Monday, May 13, 2013

tree house!!!!!!

visits to friends are always such fun!!!!!! and when your friend lives in the middle of this in the really feel like you have entered a fairytale....just sitting out on the patio is simply magical!!!!!!!

(-: Rhoda :-)

Sunday, May 12, 2013

mothers day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

i was one of those crazy mum's who wanted NATURAL BIRTH'S didn't want to upset my babies in anyway with the discomfort of being drugged......and today years later.....i still want to take care of my kids....make sure they are well and happy!!!!!!! and on this mothers day, i feel HAPPY!!!!! my kids are very close and that to me is the best gift i as a mother could have taught them....the gift of love!!!!!!! how to love and be loved!!!!!!!
happy mother's day to all my friends and family out there!!!!!!! yeah!!!!!
the sun is shining!!!!!!

(-: Rhoda :-)

Friday, May 10, 2013

bumper cars!!!!!

                                                                  house of mirrors

                                                                   roller coaster

                                                             log fort in a shallot sea

                                                                  merry go round

                                                  after a culinary Tivoli: candy floss!!!!!!!

(-: Rhoda :-)

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

spring beaking!!!!!!!

spring is necking
on a fence

can't keep my beak
off her hence

mating friends
across the seas

enjoying the sunlight
and the ease

(-: Rhoda :-)

Monday, May 6, 2013

needs or needs!!!!!!!

found the first loo in the laundry

found the second loo on the patio

settled instead for yummy cassata and pistachio ice cream

(-: Rhoda :-)

happy spring!!!!!!!

"Can words describe the fragrance of the very breath of spring?"

(-: Rhoda :-)

Sunday, May 5, 2013


it is a beautiful spring day outside....
the streets and parks will be filled with people going for  a walk.....
and in a way spring feels like the start of the year....with everything
blooming around us....bringing thoughts of new beginnings.....

"time is very slow for those who wait
very fast for those who are scared
very short for those who celebrate
but for those who love time is eternal"

(-: Rhoda :-)

Friday, May 3, 2013


imagine sitting in a restaurant and a glass of champagne is placed in front of you......compliments of a friend and her family.......TOTAL WOW!!!!!!!!
                                                     surprises are such a beautiful thing!!!
                                                                      (-: Rhoda :-)

Thursday, May 2, 2013

believe in love!!!!!!!

so i get this voice message, where are you??? i have a parcel for you....
so i call up the courier service and speak to a lady....who asks me for the tracking number?????
tracking number....none was left on the voice message...aaaaaaaaaah then i can't help!!!!!!
so i call back and get a man this time....same question....same answer....he finally tracks it down and says....your parcel will be delivered!!!!!!
so i call back A third time....this time the tears are running down my cheeks and i can't speak without sounding like a very tired hormonal woman....between sobs and very poor grammar....a very nice young man tries to keep me calm....putting me on hold and coming back to make sure i'm still there....and yeah oh yeah!!!!!!!!!! some people just understand the meaning of LOVE!!!!!!!
he finally tracked my parcel....and it was delivered in no less than five minutes .....and just in case there was any doubt ....he called me back to make sure that i had received my parcel!!!!!!!
what can i say but never give may take a while to get the right person on the line.....but when you come across a service minded person WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
my day just wouldn't have been the same had i not crossed lines with a wonderful young caring customer care man named alex!!!!!!!
so to all the alex's out there who enjoy their jobs and understand how much they do for us by being nice, patient, helpful and understanding.................
                                                                   THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!
                                                                         (-: Rhoda :-)

Wednesday, May 1, 2013


celebrating your friends birthday is such fun!!!!!!!!! and when they decide to put on a PARTY!!!!!!!! yeah!!!!!!!
valborg is a real treat in might rain, but everyone is in a good mood and ready to welcome "spring".....annnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnd now we know it's not long till summer!!!!!!!
anyway back to celebrating i got into a cab all ready for a fabulous night out....and as i was sitting....thinking/not thinking....i asked the young man to put up the music....and he turned on some loud music station....and i asked??? why did you change the channel??????
that was turkish music....and i said...could you please put it back on, so he looked at me in his rear view mirror changed the channel....and suddenly asked me what kind of music i liked....which wasn't an easy question, i never remember the names of songs or artists and i kind of like this and that and that and this.....
when i got to the party!!!!!!!! i thanked him for the music!!!!!!! and enjoyed a wonderful night  celebrating my friend and her husband!!!!!!!
a night full of happy conversation, delicious finger food and champagne....a perfect evening and dance of course!!!!!!!!
                                                life just wouldn't be the same without friends.
                                                                          (-: Rhoda :-)