Sunday, 26 April 2009

from the desk of

I love when newspapers and magazines spotlight a writer's desk. Here are a few pictures of our desk where not a lot of writing goes on. It's mostly a table to put stuff on. I do however use it on Sundays to write snail mail letters to my friends & family. That has to count for something, right Dostoevsky?

Whose desk would you like to see? Me? Zadie Smith & her husband Nick Laird, Dave Eggers & his wife Vendela Vida, graphic novelist Alison Bechdel, the late Charles Schulz, Dorothy Parker, and many more.

a close-up of the amaryllis on my desk. i managed to keep it alive through the winter and it died just as spring arrived.

Saturday, 25 April 2009

Holidaying with the fam

my brother & me before and after eating chicago deep dish pizza.

our cousin henry. he's so cool, he lives in park slope. 

my mister & our cousin hannah. she's so cool she lives in the upper west side.

by brother benjamin & our cousin sam playing nice.

our long lost cousin polly pocket in brooklyn.

Wednesday, 22 April 2009


This be me and my man and my brotha in Chicago. We ate deep dish pizza and the best Chinese food. 

If for some silly reason you want a closer look at our monkey faces, just click on the picture. 

Friday, 10 April 2009

I heart NY food

Les deux oiseaux are in New York for Passover & Easter! But before they sit down for a feast of chicken soup, gefilte fish, chopped liver and eggs they had to hit Crif Dogs in the Lower East Side for some serious hot dogs. Check out that sexy mural! Who wouldn't want to look at that while eating...? Then it was off to Zabars for some bagels & lox. Dee-licious--New York style!

Sunday, 5 April 2009


This weekend I conquered one of my biggest fears: bicycling in London. While the Mister is an avid cyclist--navigating London's complex streets with ease in all types of weather--I prefer to cycle only during holidays in the country where the only traffic are cows crossing. But this weekend the weather was so nice and as we're flat sitting on Warren Street again with a spare bike, I thought I'd brave the lanes and see just how far my good luck would take me. I suited up with a helmet and a bright pink shirt under a neon printed H&M dress. Surely, drivers would see my bright a$$ and steer clear! 

Through Fitzrovia we sped and over to Hyde Park where we indulged in some ice cream and a bit of sun bathing. And here I am alive, all in one piece and happy, much like the characters in Jean-Jacque Sempe's cartoons.

'A Question of Balance' is a box-set of postcards featuring Sempe's illustrations of cyclists in all types of adorable situations. It would make a great gift for a loved one. We have a set dangling on a mobile in our room. 

Friday, 3 April 2009

Death and the King's Horseman

We saw this play last night at the National Theatre. If you like Nigerian music (deeply soulful), African attire (colourful textiles), ritual suicide (no blood!), British colonialism (laughable) and proverbs (lots and lots of it!) then this is the play for you!