Passion Tears – Advent in Poetry


It’s been a while.

So my last blog post here was over a year and a half ago. I guess when I stopped working for myself full time I felt I had less to write about and document. In retrospect of course I know that’s definitely not true, in fact being a full time employee is teaching my an awful lot! And as an entrepreneur on a sabbatical (if you will) I think I have a lot I should be sharing. So maybe I will recommence blogging here shortly.

Anyway in the meantime I’ve started sharing some of my old love poems (written between 2005-2009ish) over at – I’m sharing one a day for the whole month of December, a sort of Advent in Poetry.

Some of them were previously shared on this blog, but I recovered them all en masse when I recently got my old hard drive fixed and some have made be laugh, some have made me cry and some have made me cringe!

I hope you enjoy them and I look forward to hearing your thoughts!

NJ x



DESTROYDON by Richard DeDomenici

Just brilliant!

Emily’s Heart <3

I miss Emily‘s heart.

I am 25 action-packed years young today!!

Dear blog readers,

Firstly, thank you for being a part of my journey, yes you. Thank You. I know lots of you check in here and don’t comment, but you tell me in other ways you read this online scrapbook of mine, so thanks.

I want to say that my life so far has been absolutely mental and totally action-packed, and I am very grateful for all of my life experiences, both good and bad, because they have made me the woman I am today. I think 25 is a bit of a milestone, and so think it is a good idea to spend some time reflecting on where I’ve come from and where I’m heading.

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Young Achievers Awards- Nominations Open!

Do you know a fantastic young person (UK resident) who has given up their time (volunteered) to make great things happen in the areas of sport, community, arts or the environment and deserves some praise?

If so why not nominate them for a Young Achievers Award?!

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Young, Poor and living in London?

Then you need Young and Poor in your life!

Every Monday they send a great newsletter to my inbox full of free or cheap fun things to do in London!

From free film screenings, to Ben & Jerry’s ice cream give-aways, to free gigs and secret sales events…

You can sign up to receive the Young and Poor newsletter via their site.

Dizzee Rascal and Tinie Tempah join Def Jam Rapstar


Well this is exciting! both Dizzee and Tinie will represent the UK featuring on the new Def Jam Rapstar music game, the first ever interactive Hip Hop music game due to be launched this Autumn.

SIDENOTE: I remember applying Tinie’s anti-shine backintheday, look at him now!

Our ‘Best British Male Act’ Dizzee Rascal‘s ‘Fix Up, Look Sharp’ and Treacle-sweet Tinie Tempah’s debut No. 1 ‘Pass Out’ are the first two tracks announced to feature on the UK version of Def Jam Rapstar while the French and German versions will feature their finest native up and coming artists such as NTM and Sido.

On the Def Jam Rapstar UK version, our boys Tinie and Dizzee’s tracks will feature on the gameplay playlist alongside confirmed tracks from all star Hip Hop gurus such as 2 Pac, Wu Tang Clan and Dr Dre.

Def Jam Rapstar enables you to showcase your hottest bars to the world by using your console camera to record your rhymes over tracks by some of the hottest hip hop producers, and uploading your video to the fully integrated Def Jam Rapstar community at

Def Jam Rapstar is developed by 4mm Games , Terminal Reality & Def Jam Interactive and will be distributed by Konami & Autumn games.

I love the Laughing Boy!

This is my cousin’s night! The launch last month was too funny!


Love You Mum

The Moving Statchoo

THE MOVING STATCHOO, by Kamila, aged 7:

“Once upon a the ther was a statchoo hoo came alive. the statchoo lived next to a poned. when the statchoo looked in the poned ther was a duck in the poned halow. halow wats your name said the statchoo my name ow it’s mister smith wats your name said the duck ow it’s rose thats a nice name said the duck thak you said rose would you like to come to my house sure said the statchoo folow me so of thay whent what a lovely house said the rose thak you your wellcome. would you like to meet my famaly sure said rose when thay got in the house thay sore mister smifes wife. halow huny said miss smife halow wife meet Rose nice to meet you Rose thank you said Rose. would you like to live with us sure. let’s go swiming said mister smith ok i just love happy ending the end.”

-There is so much to learn from this story.