Proudly (a little too much!) Standing next to each other for Quarry Rovers in Oxford. Good team that we beat one side 26-0! Oooh! Think Enefiok got 6 and I got 3 …
I think African children are so adorable … Honestly if they are sweeter you could almost eat them! Their velverty chocolate skins, stunning brilliant white eyes, fully engaging playful characters and the biggest smiles with perfect teeth! Really the spirit of life shines so vividly from within…amazing!!!
It’s quite funny you know I have thoroughly loved indulging with children all around the world especially in India for example where I helped back in ’96 in Puri in Orissa and this Irish ‘hedge school’. They were basically brought up more than seventy fisherman children on less than 70pence a month! Including two meals a day and all their education, books etc… However dispite them running around in their little blue shorts and brightly orange coloured shirts with maybe fingers literally dropping off ( leperacy) or having limbs lobbed off so they will earn more money, though this didn’t happen to the little girls, no they were just raped at 8, though dispite this they still had smiles and so lovable. Children can have it tough you know. Most of us have been so lucky, so lucky.
Look at the children fleeing Syria now. They need our help. They need to be loved. The world needs to love. That’s just about the thing there’s too little of in this world. I am certain on my travels to Nigeria, I shall encounter too many beautiful children happy playing maybe just running with a stick and a round metal wire wheel or a battered football or so, though they’ll be laughing and jumping about. Kids today in this western world could do with a bit of their spirit and we should share the resources a bit fairer no?
A little bit of love goes along way… That’s what they say…
A journey to see a friend in Nigeria by cycle from the UK … It’s been long time no see … 35 years in fact ! Let’s hope it will be less than that … His name Enefiok Ikot although as a boy he was so fast in running we used to call him ‘speedie’. I am not putting any exact time scale however I would like to reach there within a year as there are some interesting countries to travel through. I hope to share some knowledge of yoga and practise holistic therapies along the way with children and communities I encounter. However the aim would be to ultimately help his situation having a family including three young children and not having a house of his own to live in along with the difficulties of lack of work and schooling his children.