Sunday, 7 November 2010

Let's get CLOSE UP!

Hey Beautiful People,

How are you all? I hope you're blessed and life is treating you well.

I'm just stopping by to say hello and apologise for my lack of communication. Life has been hectic this past month and I've had things to focus on that have meant my time on the blog (and my Facebook Group blog: has been very erratic.

Before I go on, I'd just like to say a very warm welcome to all of you newcomers to Comfort's Corner; it's a pleasure to have you here, so thanks for joining. To those of you who've been here for more than a hot minute, thanks for your continued support.

Okay, so now some news! I will be headlining 'Close Up with Comfort' this Wednesday evening, over on the North side of town at the Old Queen's Head on Essex Road (Angel, Islington). Do stop by and join me, I'll be performing with fantastic live band, Nu Vibez, which is a first for me and I'm OVERLY nervous, so all of your support will be much appreciated. Special guest performers are my Partna in Rhyme, Saran Green, Rapper, Menace and Soul Duo, Soulcyde who will be rocking the mic also. Not forgetting the hostess with the Mostess, Miss D to da Oorrrn, Dionne Reid. For a FREE GIFT and £6 guest list (£8 on door) please send FULL names to: no later than 11:59pm 09/11/10. The free gift will be given to the first 50 people who arrive, that are on the ONiT! list)

For full info, check out:

Secondly, I'd like to share a mini showreel with you, that the fantabulous Sadiki Harris pulled together for me. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do *Enter MASSIVE GRIN here*

Finally, if you haven't seen this yet, please, check it out and share it amongst your FB friends, on your blogs, via twitter, whatever needs be; it needs to be seen and heard. I'm not even going to tell you what it's about, just watch it, innit?! LOL

Hope to see you guys on Wednesday, but in the meantime, stay blessed.


Friday, 1 October 2010

'ear da cry!!

Howdy Beautiful People and happy Friday!

What's really good?! It's been a few weeks and I've been slacking... trying to keep on top of too many things at once. Well, I'm here to let you know about a few things, including my gig calendar for October, and believe me, there's an event in there for everyone - whichever part of London you can get to, and whatever your budget. First though...

I completed the Adidas 5k Challenge on 5th September and whilst it was hard work, I actually loved it! (Yeah, I was stunned too) - it was an exhilarating feeling crossing that finish line, and seeing Kat (Francois) and all the other ladies afterwards added to my adrenaline rush! In total, I rasied £237.80 for Arthritis Care and am extremely proud of myself for doing so. On Sunday 19th September, another 'first' was achieved! Myself and Saran Green jointly hosted an event, on behalf of someone else. Partnas in Rhyme hosted the new event, "Let's Speak..." Visualisation through Word, at Metra, in the heart of Leicester Square. The line up was am-a-zing and we had a fantastic night. It was also our debut (rehearsed) performance of 'Hair Da Cry!' our first collaborative poem about... hair! It went well and the audience enjoyed it (according to feedback) but we're still working on getting the flow and timing right. Keep up with performance dates and come and check it out for yourself real soon.

I've been nominated for an award!! I know, fabulous eh?! I thought so too! The BEFFTA Awards 2010 (Black Entertainment, Film, Fashion, Television and Arts Awards) celebrate all that is great inside and outside of the mainstream. I have been nominated in the category of Best Spoken Word Artist/Poet alongside six other fantastic artists; Kat Francois, Tshaka Campbell, Phenzwaan, Michaela the Poet, James Massiah and Suli Breaks. It's going to be fierce competition, but I'm up for the challenge! Voting is open to the public and has already started. You can vote for me, should you wish to, by texting: 'Vote 372' to 80010. SMS/Text votes cost £1 each, plus your standard network charge (and you can vote as many times as you wish! LOL)

What else did I have to tell you? Hmmmmm, so much, so much, but my brain is frazzled, and today is my last day of 'employment' so I'm rushing cos I started this post DAYS ago and have only now almost finished it! Need to find my butt at work... so...whatever else I have to say, can wait until next time! In the meantime, do check out the gig calendar and try to catch a show, especially a free one, if you can. As it's officially, Black History Month, there are LOTS of free things to do across London, most of which are being put on by local borough councils, so get online and look up your LB (or another) and see what you fancy. Take advantage, cos with the ConLib government, who know's if you'll ever experience freeness in your lifetime again?!

Peace and hairgrease,

Comfy x

P.S. Did I mention that my three month performance break ends today? I'm performing tonight! Alongside the mighty Pure Feminine Energy and Tshaka Campbell, with OneNess hosting? Nah? Oh, okay.... nervous?! Me?! Erm... *Cough*

P.P.S. Check out my company (ONiT! PR) blog too, especially if you like poetry. We relaunched 'Poem of the Day' today:


Friday, 3 September 2010

Slim & Easy

Pottering around Facebook, as I do, I came across this comic strip that a very good friend of mine has created, about... ME!! LOL Check it out and feel free to comment.

David Coppin creates Artwork to your specification, including Logo's. To see more of his work, visit his site:

If you'd like to sponsor my participation in the Adidas 5k Challenge, taking place this Sunday 5th September, please use link:

Have a fantastic weekend!


Thursday, 2 September 2010

Yoooo hooooo!!


How are you?

I hope you're good and life is treating you well, but that you're treating yourself even better!

Okay, so a few months ago, I announced that I'd be taking a break from performing for a while, whilst I sorted a few things out and tried to get myself back on track. Well, I have sorted a few things out, messed up a few others, half written some new material, thrown away both old and new material, been to a lot of poetry events, seen a lot of talented artists, co-run Rum Punch and Poetry in the Park with my Partna in Rhyme, Saran Green, as well as devise a plan for a new event (shhhh, it's still a secret), painted the town Pink and Black with the ONiT! logo and decided to hit the performance stage again with a vengeance!

What ARE you on about? I hear you ask... Well, I'm blogging to let you know that I'll be back on the performance circuit as of October 2010. I had a semi-decent break (doesn't feel like it was a break, but hey!) and now I'm good to go!

I can excitedly tell you, that I've agreed to do CLOSE UP with Comfort - Art without Apology, which I am ULTRA nervous about, even though it's not until 10th November!! MANDiNKA, you have a lot to answer for! LOL If you've never been to a CLOSE UP before, it's a live showcase, with band, featuring a main artist - almost like a mini concert - supported by a selection of additional artists. Please save the date... I have a surprise in store (which I can't tell you about yet) - you'll be glad you did!

Tonight, we have the return of Rum Punch, the monthly invigorating blend of entertainment, at Rudys Revenge, which I'm really, really excited about, and on Sunday, I'll be taking part in the 5k Adidas Challenge. All people keep asking me is "How's the training going?" to which I stare back at them, with a vacant expression... I'm hoping it's been a rhetorical question! LOL

Also in the exciting (Black History) month of October, I shall be participating in some very interesting events that I'm simply honoured to be able to be part of.... watch this space!

Oh yeah, I almost forgot! Last week, I was filmed by Wize Entertainment for a new feature called Poet's Lounge - check out the video:

Well, that's all for now... I'm broken! Off to bed so I can make sure I can get up for work in the morning.

Night, Night,

Comfy x

Thursday, 29 July 2010

The Life & Times of...


How are you? Hope all is blessed in your world(s)!

I'm not too bad, bit tired, but alive and kicking sameway! Gots some bits and bobs to share with you... I've been a right busy bee of late (nothing new there then) but I have evidence this time! Haha!

So, last week was one of excitement and hypation (I know, I made it up... what did you think?! I quite like it..anyhow, I digress). Last week was a lot! I did a brief interview on
Colourful Radio with Rosemary Laryea's 'Life' show. You can listen to the show here (20/07/2010 - 12:00) I'm on from 12:35 til 13:00. We spoke about poetry, life and generally had a laugh.

Following on from Rosemary's show, I made my way down to Brixton to take part in the
You're Beautiful, Woman documentary that is being made for the forthcoming event, which takes place on Saturday 7 August in North London. I had a slight mishap on my way there.... so there I was, trotting along in my 3 inch, tan wedges... when KAPOW, PING, PANG! the strap on the left show popped and my foot was left hanging precariously off of the edge. Vex is not the word. All I could think is 'I'm on foot (car was at home, cos the cost of parking in London ain't no joke) and have to walk around with my broken shoe!!' When I finally made it to Brixton, I gave thanks for Morely's and popped in to see if I could find something in my size. Now, anyone who know's me, know's I have large feet for a lady, so the odds were stacked against me.... jumped on the escalator KAPOW, PING, PANG! the right shoe broke toooooo!!! Distraught was not the word... I shuffled over to the shoes on the wall display and searched for my size, forgoing all ideas of style over substance and I found one, just ONE pair of shoes in my size... a pair of 'bling' encusted flip flops! Now, don't get me wrong, I'm not adverse to a nice pair of summer flats, but these were BLINGING... and I was dressed in a well co-ordinated combination of tan, navy and white... there was no room for bling on my person that very day! Gosh man! But, since funds were tight, time was against me and both my shoes were broken, I had to make do.

Anyhow, I flip-flopped my way down to the studio space to meet film maker
Isaac Tomiczec and gave my answers to his very interesting, provocative questions - I can't wait to see the end product. For your chance to see the end result, which features contributions from Judith Jacobs, Angie Le Mar, DJ MIstaJam and Jasmia Robinson from Britain's Next Top Model make sure you check out the event [].

I also recently took part in the pre-auditions of
ManorLogz - Xtreme Spoken Word, a brand new, first of it's kind competition. ManorLogz is seeking to find the UK's best Spoken Word Poets, Lyricists, and MC's, and the competition is set to be massive. To view my contribution, check out the video

The weekend saw the return of our (
Partnas in Rhymes') annual Summers day event; Poetry in the Park. The weather held up, despite looking like it wanted to rain at various points during the day, and everyone had a great time, even with the BBC helicopter hovering over our little patch of big ol' Hyde Park for a couple of hours. The event was well attended with more than 100 people, children and adults alike, sharing fun, food, poetry, comedy and good vibes and we've had some fantastic feedback. If you missed it, you missed out!

Well, there's not much else to report, other than to say that I have registered and paid a fee (yeah, I know it was only £15, but stilll), to take part in the forthcoming Adidas 5k Women's Challenge on Sunday 5th September to raise money for Arthritis Care. It's gonna be more than a challenge I tell ya! I've only just started my training, so I'm gonna need to step it up fast, fast, cos I'm feeling about as fit as Rab C Nesbitt right about now, and that's not a good look!! LOL I'm 10% into my fundraising target of £1,000, so if you're up for sponsoring me, please don't be shy! You can donate by visiting my page or alternatively, if you'd rather not use the 'net, I'll be happy to meet you for your cash donation :o)

Well, that's about all for now Peeps, so I'm gonna bid you farewell, until the next time. Take care, be safe have fun and remember, SAYiT. BEiT. DOiT. ONiT! Bless, Comfy

Friday, 2 July 2010

Excitment all round!

Hello and Happy Friday!

What’s really good?! I hope this blog post finds you well, enjoying the sunshine and looking forward to a weekend of doing whatever brings you joy.

I’m buzzing right now… no, not via narcotics, substances or anything illegal LOL I’m buzzing because Rum Punch was A-MAAAA-ZIIIINGGG last night! For those of you who don’t know, I’m one half of partnership, Partnas in Rhyme and we host a monthly event called Rum Punch. It’s an acoustic night of raw, organic talent in the form of Poetry, Song, Rap and Comedy and yesterday was our 2nd year anniversary (time flies huh?!) The vibes were tight, the line up was CRAAAAZY and the show was a kaleidoscope of edutainment and creativity. We had some serious heavyweight artists grace the space; David J, OneNess, Tshaka Campbell, Mesinjah, Jedi, Kat Francois, T. Forté, Tara Brown and Lady Rhymes, plus the fabulous Open Mic’ers; G.R.E.E.D.S., Kemi Taiwo, The Reverend and Sloetry. If you’re familiar with Poetry/Spoken Word, in London (and the UK in general), then those names will mean something to you. If you’re not, I suggest you look them all up and feed your soul. Trust me when I tell you that you’ll be more than satisfied and glad that you did.

Okay, so the other reason that I’m buzzing…. and this is really, really exciting… is that I’ve been invited, “As an inspirational figure in the world of Poetry” and VIP guest, to be part of the ‘Black 100 Plus Exhibition of Black Achievers in Britain’! How exciting is that huh?! I was so stunned! I still can’t quite believe it, but I feel honoured and proud to have been nominated (by whom, I have no idea) and will attend the Photoshoot and Buffet with my Mum on Saturday, to have my portrait photograph taken (and network like mad, of course! LOL).

Created by Lorna Stewart, The Black 100+ Exhibition was officially opened in 2007 by His Excellency The Rt. Hon. Burchelle Whiteman OJ, High Commissioner of Jamaica along with Actor and Playwright Kwame Kwei-Armah and Councillor Mackie Sheik Deputy Mayor of Southwark. Participants included a range of VIPs, celebrities, well known personalities and members of the general public such as; Lenny Henry, Baroness Lola Young, Rudolph Walker, and many others.

For more information, check out the Black 100 Plus Exhibition here, and read about the talented and inspirational figures who have been included in the project thus far and what it aims to achieve going forward.

Other than that, I’ll be partying at GORGEOUS on Saturday (more info/tickets here) and checking out my Partna in Rhyme, Saran Green’s performance at ‘Soul Food’ on Sunday (details here).

So, on that note, I’m gone people! Have a fabulous weekend, and remember, SAYiT. BEiT. DOiT. ONiT! cos if you can dream it, you can achieve it.

One love,


Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Guess who's back...


How are you? I'm hoping that this overly 'long-time-coming' blog post finds you well and happy.

I'm sorry for the delayed update... life has been busy, stressful, tiring, blessed, full, fun, boring, lonely, exciting, inspiring, disappointing and eventful. An array of feelings, emotions and eventualities that have taken a lot out of me and kept me too busy or too reluctant to share my feelings with the wider world.

I recently undertook a couple of workshops with my Partna in Rhyme, Saran, hosted by Apples & Snakes, which were really insightful and actually, quite fun. One of the key things I took from Malika Booker's session was the reiteration that it's good practice to write everyday. This is something that I find EXTREMELY challenging; a) because I'm just so busy trying to fit 101 things into my day (and night) usually, that writing naturally takes a back seat and b) because sometimes, the things that are going through my head, aren't the kind of things I want to share, with my conscious self, or anyone else, so putting them down on paper would make me look at certain things and have to deal with them, which I guess, I have been avoiding doing.

So, here I am, it's 2:20am on a Tuesday evening/Wednesday morning. I've had an emotional but productive day and I'm unable to sleep, so am writing this... wondering if I'm actually going to publish it...

I think I should attempt to sleep... so I'm going to love and leave you now, but before I do, I'd like to say this; we all know that we should treasure our families, make time for them and connect/reconnect often, but something that I think we often forget and take for granted, are our close, 'real' friends, so I'll leave you with this; if you have friendships that need attention, go ahead and make time for them, nurture them and if they've fallen by the wayside, revive and resuscitate them... once they flat-line, it'll be too late and you'll look back and wish you'd done something earlier.

Peace and hair grease.



Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Happy Wednesday!

Happy Wednesday Peeps!

Welcome to mid-week limbo, that irritating day of the week when you wish it were a day earlier to get through your to-do list with less panic, or a day later with less hours to go until the weekend... or is that just me?!

Here's hoping you had a fabulous Easter weekend. Mine was nice, I managed to find time to chill AND go out, AND visit family - in particular the little people in my life (e.g. my Neices and God Children). There was chocolate, alcohol and a little piece of fish, but for some reason, no bun and cheese... hmmm, see what happens when my Mum goes on holiday? Easter traditions fall to pieces! LOL

I did manage to squeeze a performance in on Bank Holiday Monday at
Laughterfest Part 4, which was headlined by 10 Comedians. It was a good show and my favourite performers on the night just happened to be two that I'd never seen perform before, Fumbi and Kwaku - they both had me in stitches. By the time it was my turn to perform, I was overly
nervous, but just had to brace the anxiety and get on with it. I started with Sweet Like which left some people looking a bit heated and unconvinced! Haha I followed on with Unsatisfied as I haven't performed that in a good while, so thought I'd dust it off for the masses, which seemed to go down well and I came off stage feeling better than I had when I went on, but not before doing a little fandango with Kat B!

Kat B,
the host for the night, was a little.... worse for wear, shall we say, having consumed a tad more Brandy than is maybe advisable when you're hosting a show!! LOL It was stark reminder of why I make a point of not drinking before a performance! It's all love Kat..
. hope you've recovered! :o)

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of joining Curtis Walker on Colourful Radio for a brief interview in relation to my forthcoming performance at Love...Sex...Sensuality... the poetry show with more heat than a sauna and less censorship than that of any show you've ever been to, or are ever likely to go to! Curtis was as fun and jokey as I expected and we had a great time. The experience further hightened my love of being on air and encouraged me to sit down and write some notes when I got home... I need to be on radio by the end of the year, this ain't a joke, and pardon the pun, but I'm ONiT! for a retrospective listen to the radio show, click here (I'm on after the news).

Also yesterday, my
interview with ONiT! was featured on the blogsite, so feel free to have a read when you have a few minutes to spare - it's only a brief Q&A so enjoy.

Finally, I dug up an old performance video clip from You Tube today, from last Summer. It's such a strange experience seeing myself on screen and the analysis that comes out of it is a bit much, but it made me smile, so I thought I'd share it with you.

That's all from me for now, but I'll be back real soon. In the meantime, take care and enjoy the rest of the week - hopefully, we'll get some more sunshine soon.



Tuesday, 30 March 2010


Hey Peeps,

How are you all? To be really honest, I’m busted!! I had a fantastic weekend, but I think it took a lot out of me and my eating habits/nutrition intake is so poor, that I shouldn’t really be surprised. I had two dinners, two performances, two radio shows and in between all of that, managed to do some domestic chores as well as my ONiT! PR work. Oh and I almost forgot, I partied like a rock star too….well actually, less like a rock star and more like a Nurse!! LOL

One of the radio shows that I was a guest on, was Boes Comedy Time, with Boe the Comedian at Voice of Africa Radio. We caught the most jokes in the studio and loosely discussed, 'Are we our own worst enemy'? Click here to listen to a podcast of the show.

This weekend is a long Easter break, which I’m so looking forward to, but I need to spend some time at home and recuperate a little, because feeling like mashed potato (Sweet or otherwise) is not really the one.

I only have two major things planned; one, raving for my bonafide Sistren’s birthday on Saturday at GORGEOUS – it’s gonna be emosh, trust me!! *Comfort sings ‘Party over here, ain’t sh*t over there!’*

On Bank Holiday Monday, 5th April, I’ll be performing at Laughter Fest Part 4 alongside some of the UK’s premier Comedians; Felix Dexter, Slim, Kojo, Wayne 'Dibbi' Rollins, Geoff Schumann, Special P, Kwaku, Fumbi & MS Diverse not forgetting Kat B (MTV/Choice FM) who’ll be hosting this splendid show at the plush Camden Centre (opposite Kings Cross/St. Pancras Station).

That’s about all from me, for now. I’m off home to drink some honey, lemon and ginger and rest up til I have to get up at the crack of dawn for work.

Catch you sometime soon.

In the meantime, remember, SAYiT. BEiT. DOiT. ONiT!

One love,


Tuesday, 23 March 2010

One More Push...

Today is a very special day for me. A thrilling, tremendous Tuesday. The eve of another milestone in my performance career; one that fills me with pride, joy, a sense of purpose and an urge to continue to push myself that extra mile. To keep writing when my brain feels frazzled. To keep striving when I feel I've got nothing constructive left to say. To press on when the stresses of life feel set to take over and destroy my creativity. To continue sharing despite some finding my words preachy or judgmental. To aim to inspire and deliver my messages to people, who may just take note and think twice before doing something differently.

This achievement warms my heart, my cheeks and my feet, makes me grin from ear to ear, like the proverbial cat, licking its lips with glee! "What is it?!" I hear you asking in exasperation, impatience at my incessant rambling jarring your patience LOL So, I will put you put of your misery.... I have, for the second time in 2 years and 8 months of my Spoken Word/Performance Poetry journey, been published!

My poem, Mini me, has been published in the current edition of Ninety-Nine, the No. 1 Black Achievers magazine. Available from sale tomorrow (Wednesday 24 March) at various retailers, April’s edition of this bi-monthly features London MP, David Lammy, on its cover. To say I am overwhelmed, happy and chuffed is an understatement. I am overjoyed, thankful, blessed, inspired and proud.

I’d like to take this opportunity to thank my family – particularly my Mum, for her unwavering support, my close friends for their encouragement, especially during the past 12 months, which have, without a shadow of a doubt, been the hardest of my life to-date, Promoters and Event Organisers who have booked me, fellow artists who constantly raise the bar and inspire me to keep on, and last, but by no means least, my supporters – whether I know you or not, thank you for your support, your ears, your hearts and your minds – you all mean a great deal to me.

I am realising my potential. I am living my dream. I am SAYiNGiT. BEiNGiT. DOiNGiT. I am ONiT!

Skinnin’ teet and signing out.

One love,


Ninety-Nine Magazine
Issue 5
Price: £2

Monday, 22 March 2010

More than a Touch of Class

Good morning Peeps,

I trust you're all well and had a great weekend. Mine was BUSY but great. Friday was a write-off as the stresses of the week caught up with me and knocked me spark out! Or...maybe it was the glass of Rosé...hmmmm, moving on swiftly! Overall, I had a fantastic weekend, spent with various family and friends, catching up, dancing, eating and generally being silly!

On a creative note, WOW, what a weekend! On Saturday, I received confirmation of some tremendous news, which I will share with you on Tuesday :) Don't hate, all in good time people, all in good time... Tee, hee, hee! On Sunday evening, I performed at A Touch of Class, a variety show with something for everyone, which was held at the plush, Catford Broadway Theatre. Firstly, I have to say, Affinity Arts treated us like no other Promoter has [treated me personally], to-date; there was a full spread of Sunday's best food - Chicken, salad and hard-dough bread, plus drinks galore, all served by a lovely lady (whose name I unfortunately, can't remember), artists were introduced to one another by the team, the staff were all great and very professional - I was extremely impressed.

My friend and I chilled backstage for a while whilst I waited to find out what time I'd be on, as there'd been some reshuffling of the line-up, which is quite common. I spoke briefly to US Comic Will-E-Robo, who was slightly reserved for an American, but I guess he was getting into his zone for his performance, which seemed to go down really well - the crowd loved him. I discovered I was going to be fourth on after some of the other acts, which was cool, cos my nerves had started to kick in and I was feeling a bit jittery. It's great performing on a proper stage, but I knew that once I stepped out into the bright lights, and saw the hordes of people in the auditorium, my stomach would start that familiar churn that leaves me feeling slightly sick, so I was trying to focus on which poems I'd perform and less on the size of the audience.
Whilst backstage, we met the delightfully friendly Peter Hunningale. He was so lovely! Eddie Kadi arrived, looking dapper as always, and I took the liberty of introducing myself! Such a beautiful smile :) teeth get me every time! Lol Eventually, my time to shine came and I took a few deep breaths before strutting out into the spotlight. The place was packed! I could feel my voice trembling as I asked the audience to close their eyes before delivering 'Sweet Like'. It went down well, so to speak, and I had a few people chuckling, while others squirmed in their seats. If you've never heard it, I won't spoil it for you - just check out a performance sometime soon and you'll understand what I mean.

When I performed 'I Want a Man!' I could hear the umming and ahhing that has become synonymous with that piece and I almost lost my place in the poem as a guy shouted something out in agreement, but I got through it confidently, and ended with a resounding applause and mass of cheering that properly warmed my heart and my cheeks. It felt good.

It was such a heavy line up; Peter Hunningale, Felicity Ethnic, Moonshine, Natalie May, Gappy Ranks (he was fantastic!), Travis J, Kayleigh 'Loudmouth' Lewis, Dance acts Definitive and Retaliation. Unfortunately, I didn't get to see Yolanda Brown, as she wasn't able to make it, but the show was so great, that it didn't even matter in the end!

If you missed A Touch of Class, (shame on you! Lol) I implore you to make sure you get your tickets to the next one, I know I will!

Stay blessed and I'll be back real soon.

One love,


Sunday, 14 March 2010

Ms. B...but simply Mum, to me

I would like to take this moment to thank my Mum for all that she does/has done for me.

For her sacrifices, her joy, her pain, her encouragement (even when she doesn't necessarilly agree), her guidance, her determination, the way that she loves everyone like they were her own, her humility, her grace, her special gift with people, her beauty and her strength, but most of all, her unconditional love.

I love you Mum, and this one is for you

Love C xx

Thursday, 11 March 2010


Happy Thursday Peeps!

What's really good? I'm feeling very upbeat and positive today, which is always a good look. The day is ticking by rather quickly, which isn't so nice, because I have quite a bit of work to get through today, but I will get there!

So, how has your week been? What have you been up to? What have you got planned for the imminent weekend? know, I know, it’s only Thursday, otherwise known as ‘Foreplay Day’ (i.e. the teaser before the weekend) but we can live in anticipation! So, will you be up to anything fun, exciting, challenging, demanding? Me?! Bwooooyyyy, I have a missionary, gargantuan task... something that used to be my regular, Saturday morning routine… good old fashioned house-work! Yep, you know the kind that NEEDS to be done, despite the fact that you can't bear it (or is that just me?!) I spend so much time out and about at events these days, that it invariably gets neglected and ends up being a military operation, when the mess just becomes too unbearable to face (or climb over anymore)! Don’t get me wrong, I’m not nasty or unclean… just erm... a little bit erm… *cough* more untidy than your average person! (Who wants to be average anyhow? Average is so 2009! Haha). My Saturday will be spent Marigold'ed up to the elbows, headscarf on lock, Bashment music blaring… or actually, scratch that, maybe I’ll go for some 80’s classics… love a bit of Luther and Cameo when I’m cleaning… almost makes me wanna draw for the Shake n Vac! Hmmmm, no carpet though, so I guess that would be a bit counter-productive.

Sunday, as we all should know, will be Mothering Sunday…that one day of the year when the government decided we should show our love for our Mumsie and charge us the earth in the process!! For some, the stress on the pocket from Valentines Day has only just abated, not to mention the tremors of Christmas and New Year. What will you do to celebrate and appreciate your Mum? Will you mark the occasion, or defiantly ignore it as a mark of protest against the ‘shitstem’? I don’t need a specially appointed day to celebrate the great woman that is my Mum, I can do that any day, and do – not as often as I’d like, but I try. However, to ignore the day, out of some misplaced rebellion would be a bit badmind, I think, so I’m planning to embrace it fully… in true Comfort style…erm...a day late!

"Late?!" I hear you exclaim. Yep, late! I’m late for everything… which is nothing to brag about, I know, but work with me here… I was born two months early… yep, a whole two months! And my reasoning is this; my biological clock is trying to over-compensate for my early arrival on the planet!! For real! What do you mean “bullsh!t!” it’s truuuueeee!! :) So anyway, where was I? Oh yeah, Mothers Day… well… all I can say at the mo is that I’ve planned a surprise… can’t tell you anything more than that, cos Mummy Dearest will probably read this and *POW!* the surprise will be ruined… can’t have that now, can we Mum?! ;o) I’ll be spending Mothers Day evening, at one of my favourite poetry and live music events this Sunday, Word 4 Word at the
Theatre Royal Stratford East Bar. If you’ll be free, or looking for something entertaining to take your Old Dear to, join us! It’s FREE! and they have a Caribbean menu which is divine (jerk salmon all the way) – arrive early for a seat though, cos it gets busy. This months show is a Slam (that's a poetry competition, incase you're wondering), so you’ll be blown away by the talent from the live performers. I’ll be there, in support of the event and the ever-inspiring host, Poet and Comedienne, Kat Francois. The bar is open from early afternoon, and last food orders are at 7:30pm, so arrive early in time to grab a good seat/table and watch the show from 8pm. See you there!

@ Theatre Royal Stratford East, Gerry Raffles Square, Stratford, London, E15 1BN

Wednesday, 10 March 2010

The Journey So Far...


Welcome to my new blog! I'm not entirely sure what I'll be posting yet, or even how often, but you have to start somewhere eh? So I guess now is as good a time as any...especially as I want to show off my brand new logos :)

Created by David Coppin, he completely captured exactly what I wanted and in record time also - a G by all accounts, I think! Check out his blogsite []

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