No Place Like Home?

It’s interesting, because no matter how much it may annoy you or how much the weather may frustrate you or how much people bother you, there is no place like home.

While I was away, I seriously began to miss my home, which I had been desperate to get away from just two weeks prior.  It made me realise that one of the better things about getting away is the appreciation it makes you have for home.

However, the weird thing is that when I got back home, I really started to miss Alabama.  In Alabama, the air was clearer, the water was softer and the wider (mainly straight) roads were good for my travel sickness.


I also started to miss little things, like eating at certain restaurants, particularly IHOP (shout out to our awesome waiter Ali!  He’s got skills man), and having Peanut Butter Cap’n Crunch mixed with Reeses’ Puffs for breakfast.


I miss not being able to buy certain American sweets and chocolate (like mint M&Ms) or walk around the beautiful Oakwood University campus.  I really miss the amazing smelling Bath & Body works, and I want to be able to go shopping at the Madison Square mall (known as the dead mall, which I fell in love with).


I enjoyed spending time with family I love so much, but rarely get to see (shout out to my Uncle Keith, Aunty Cynthia, Kaleem, Sheereen, Aisha and Jhanielle), and meeting new people, with lovely bright personalities (shout out to Britney, Matthew, Kojo, Glen and Khyle).  I also enjoyed seeing the friends that I don’t get to see (shout out to Ike, Tori and Alyce!).

It’s funny when you think about the little things you miss about a place, but I know that it is a combination of all these things that makes me want to go back to Alabama.  There is no place like home, but man, does it feel great to get away.

A Cheeky, Great Host

Since I’ve written about three of my Textiles girlies, I think it’s only fair to write about another one of them so that she doesn’t feel left out.  After all, I’ve got a lot of love in my heart for all of them.

This particular individual was in my form throughout my five years in secondary school, and she was also in my Textiles class at GCSE level.  However, I did not strike up a close relationship with her until our famous A-level Textiles classes.

It was during that time that I realised just how funny she was.  She always had some of the most interesting, odd and humorous stories to share with us, which kept us gripped on every word.  She would also come out with some of the funniest statements and do some of the strangest things, which is what makes her character so special.

There is also a cheeky side to her, as she enjoys playing practical jokes and messing around, which sometimes meant that not enough of her work got done.  However, when her work did get done, it looked great.

She is one of the best hosts ever and I have to say that her house is absolutely beautiful.  I’ll never forget when she got her mum to bring in curry and rice for us to eat as a celebratory meal, during one of our last (or maybe it was our last) Textiles lessons.

I love to see her when I can and I love watching her obsession with chillies – it’s hilarious.  I know that she will do well in whatever she does and I hope she can figure out what she really wants soon.  I love her loads.

A Hilarious, Tiny Friend

As it was her birthday last Friday and I celebrated with her over the weekend, I thought it was only right to dedicate this next post to one of my fellow tiny friends.  Like I’ve mentioned before, it always feels a little nice to have a friend who is shorter than me, because I am so small myself.

I can’t believe that I have known this person for a little over five years now, which shows just how fast time flies by.  It has not been the smoothest of roads, but we have managed to remain friends and she never fails to bring humour into my life.

Her stories are absolutely hilarious and she does some of the strangest things that have me in fits of laughter.  She is a genuinely funny person, without even meaning to be, which I think is the best kind of funny.

We are different people who run with a very different circle of friends, but if I am anywhere with her, she always tries to make me feel comfortable and get me to enjoy myself.  I’ve got to say that spending time with her has led to me meeting some of the most interesting characters, who will be forever engrained in my memory.

This person is one of the most unique individuals you will ever come across and it makes me happy to think that she has provided me with so many funny memories, because memories are one of the aspects of life that I treasure most.  I hope she knows that I love her tiny self so much.