Friday, July 28, 2006
During my trip to Stockholm I immersed myself in what Patrick Wilmot* depicts so well in the novel "Seeing Double"; Shopping!
I found a pair of unlined driving gloves, perfect for those summernight cruises on my scooter. An extra bonus is that they match my new, rudely soft motorcycle jacket by Massimo Dutti.
Born in Kingston, Jamaica, Patrick Wilmot obtained a bachelor's degree from Yale and later an MA and Ph.D in philosophy from Vanderbilt, all in the United States. He taught sociology at Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria for 18 years. In 1988, the military government of Ibrahim Babangida deported him from the country for taking more than a passing interest in the way the country was being (mis) ruled by the military despite the fact that he has a Nigerian wife. Patrick has written more than 10 books including In Search of Nationhood (Lantern Books); Sociology: a New Introduction (Collins), and Apartheid and African Liberation (Ife University Press). Patrick now lives in London assessing manuscripts for the African writers series and the Caribbean writers series published by Heinemann. He is a member of council of the African Centre, London and Transparency International.
Posted by Jepi at 00:50
Thursday, July 27, 2006
The Luminor Submersible by Officine Panerai.
Just imagine that on your wrist! Do you feel that slight tingle of a salty water droplet in the small of your back as you step out of the water somewhere in the Mediterranean, spearfishing rod in one hand and flippers in the other? This is the watch James Bond would be wearing if he had had just a tad more style...
Another hot day in Stockholm, only slightly cooler than yesterday. After a sort of brunch with my family (that I see about twice a year) a trip to Fjäderholmarna for swimming and sunbathing seemed the right thing to do. I must admit I was reluctant at first, but with hindsight quite happy I went. The water was cold, but refreshing.
The picture was taken on the way back to Nybroviken. Back ashore, I went shopping. More on that in next post.
Posted by Jepi at 00:13
Wednesday, July 26, 2006
Friday, July 07, 2006
Well, what can I say? As I told you yesterday, I've been to the library to borrow some books. I found one book I decided to revisit -it's "Islands in the Stream" by EH (Hemingway). Today I lay in my hammock and read a few chapters, just like that. Instant gratification, total pleasure!
Tomorrow I'll be off to an job interview. I really want it, and plan to get it. I will have to be top dog playing the underdog (or rather be the underdog, believing I'm top dog)! Woof.
Posted by Jepi at 00:29
Wednesday, July 05, 2006
Tuesday, July 04, 2006
I'm on holiday this week. It's about 30 degrees, the sun beating down on all and sundry. This means impersonating a crocodile (Or, more likely -a midsize hippopotami...) by lounging around in a nearby lake all day.
Come afternoon and I nipped down to the library. Borrowed the following books:
- "Islands in the stream" by Ernest Hemingway
- "Exiles" (3 short novels) by Philip Caputo
- "BrazilFazDesign" (a book on brazilian design)
- "Angelica's Grotto" by Russel Hoban
Posted by Jepi at 23:09