Thursday, June 30, 2011


I feel the separation of lives in the refusal of growth.
I am assigned the same old same old whilst being deliberately excluded from the new.
Even if the new crosses paths with my life, my endeavours.
Separate is my lot.
I want to breathe 'fuck you' and walk away but will no longer allow myself to be ruled by those emotions.
So I smile an 'ok'.
Push embarrassment and pain to the side in the hopes that the wind blows it away.
Nothing really matters, nor does it change. Just fades into a new hue.
Routine creates habit.
So I will maintain until its true.

Natalie Fiawoo ® Blogging on the go...

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Spotlight on Soul #1

He hit the spotlight in the late 60’s early 70’s carrying an already impressive background story.
With a scholarship in fine arts, he studied music at Howard University leaving before completing his degree and straight away began working at various different lables on projects for people like The Staple Singers, Aretha Franklin, Curtis Mayfield and Roberta Flack.
He first recorded as a solo artist in 1970 with ‘Everything is Everything’, after that came a self titled album.
Work came thick, fast and steady with his final studio album being recorded in 1973, entitled ‘Extension of a Man’.
In 1978 he died suddenly but his sound and emotion lives on through tracks like ‘A song for you’ ‘This Christmas’, The Closer I get to you’ (Duet with Roberta Flack) and ‘Someday, we’ll all be free’.

Below, is a live audio version of my favourite song by this artist.
The orchestral sound, mixes with raw, fierce feeling and always takes me on an emotional journey, reminding me just how much music can control.

Giving up by Donny Hathaway

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Birthday Blessings

So, as the picture shows, I recently turned 30. I had a full 3-4 days of excitement and so I just wanted to thank all of those that were a part of that... Ok... here goes.

On the evening night of my birthday I had a dinner at a lovely Malay (my fav food) restaurant.

I would like to thank the following for coming.

Denise, Mia, Danae and Raiyah
Aunty Paulette
Ayesha - Special thanks for my lovely cake...
Terrie - Thank you for helping to arrange it all.

I also hit the town on saturday night, I got ill on friday (self inflicted I think) so was not at my best, I didn't stay for very long but would like to thank the following for helping me to have a fun time.

Petey Pete

Finally... I was caught off guard with a Surprise Birthday party on the sunday (trickery and lies, trickery and lies) thank you to

Terri, Trissy and Lucas
Tshaka, Lux and Silon
Dionne - Special thanks for leading the sing song's
Bassey (laaaate)
White Boy Stu

Additional special thanks for Amanda for being at all 3 of my birthday thingy's... and to my big sis for helping with the organising. It was very humbling.

Now, for some of you that were there and may be reading this, you will have noticed that I have left one person off... That is because I wanted to give them a special thank you.

Yomi-Bear-Sode, thank you so much for taking the time to give me an amazing experience and letting me ride the moped after 3 years od begging, bugging and subliminals. Also, thank you for not smacking me upside the head for stressing you out with my emotional/organisational issues. You are a sweetheart and I Love you.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Sods Law.

My honesty has led to your silence.
Just when I needed your melodies the most.
You wish for everything but me.
Even though I always choose you.
Nothing more that I can say.


Natalie Fiawoo ® Blogging on the go...

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Still Life #1

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Saturday, June 18, 2011


I don't know how to be what you want, without being what I need.
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Friday, June 17, 2011


Sent using BlackBerry® from Orange

Tuesday, June 7, 2011


Courtesy of Matthew Peltier

Saturday, June 4, 2011


I don't wear make up to work, to the shops, to a friends house or on long plane/car/train journeys.
I wear minimal make up when going to dinner/movies/shows/events and only wear light "full" make up when going out out.
I wonder.
Does that mean that I'm less superficial, comfortable in my skin and prepared for the world to see who I really am.
Lazy and less interested in my appearance?

Answers on a postcard.

Natalie Fiawoo ® Blogging on the go...


Make Love to me.
Allow ice cold fingertips to scorch my skin.
Make me molten.
Do it slowly.
Kiss my lower back.
Remind me that you are in control of the very base of me.
Let strong arms hold me tightly as strong hands remove tense fears from me.
Leave no piece untouched, unaffected.
Cradle my curiosity with the soft whisper of assurance.
Let it be real.

Natalie Fiawoo ® Blogging on the go...


Natalie Fiawoo ® Blogging on the go...