Friday, February 29, 2008

Pictures from the garden.

I'm not entirely sure "garden" is the right word for it, but it's in the front yard and there are lots of plants there. It's a little overgrown and a little wild. I used to love playing there when I was a kid.

That's the rotunda, my grandad used to have parties in there in the 70's.

My old swing set from when I was a kid, doesn't get much playtime anymore :(

Hey look, it's my bedroom window!

A last look at the rotunda.

Super Blogrio Bros!

That's right, my brothers blog, the bizarrely named, More Tea Please, is back with a vengeance. He's been artin' apparently and it's looking rather nice so check it out when you've got a moment. Now if only the rest of you'se lazy bums would update your blogs every once in a while I'd have something to read in the mornin'!

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Poke, prod, scrape... do you feel any pain yet?

Paid a visit to the dentist and the optician yesterday, had a little hole filled in a tooth and a new prescription for me glasses. Oh yeah, and about 12 hours of double vision! Still, it wasn't half as bad as I suppose it could have been really.

Also here are a few random pics of Lagos!

The road back home from Victoria Island. That's a Lagos State taxi closest to the camera, which is brand spankin' new by the by.

Still on the Island here, the fellow closest to us is hawking (squints)... I'm not sure what he's selling really.

We're on the mainland now, you can tell cus it's dirty(-er).

Lagos traffic, also known as "go-slow".

The motorcyclists are known as "Okada's", quick, cheap transportation, but they're the bane of Lagosian motorists.

More of 'em. Okada's I mean.

This is Oshodi Market, you'll never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy. Unless you go to Tejuosho Market... or The Computer Village... or... never mind.

That white sign in the bottom left corner says
You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. John 8:32. Repent today pls.
So now you know.

Shoes. And lots of them.

And now for some HOME PICS! That's Shadow, one of our seven cats, we hand raised and fed her... she didn't quite turn out right. I keeed! She's just got a bizarre expression on her face in this picture.

This is Furbee, the laziest of our kitty cats, the following sequence of images is typical of his behaviour.


Anyway, I guess that's all for now. My departure date for the PI has been pushed back by a week to give me time to get some stuff in order, so I'll be leaving on the 13th now instead of the 6th.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Baby Steps Closer...

So the other day my dad and I went to the local police station to pick up a Police Character report as required by the Embassy of the Philippines for my visa. I have to say it was a thoroughly depressing place, though my dad assures me it's "much better now".

It didn't take long to get the character report thankfully, and I must admit I was pleasantly surprised to find that we didn't have to grease a few palms to get it. Still, my dad recommended we thank them for their effort, we ended up getting them a bottle of non-alcoholic wine and a tin of Danish cookies.

Everybody wins!

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

The NDLEA's Got It Out For Me!

Not Really. The NDLEA is the Nigerian Drug Law Enforcement Agency, I have to get a report from them, and the police department, and a doctors note to get a Filipino visa, just a lot of bother really. The Embassy of the Philippines is located in Abuja, so I'll have travel up there for a couple of days this month to pick the visa up. Hopefully I should have some lovely pics of the PI up on the blog in the next month or so.

In other news Orishas is officially on hold. My move to the PI will make it rather difficult to coordinate with Bolaji, as a result I'll probably end up doing the artwork on that myself. Jonah's still a go at the moment though, as I said in my last post I recently finished the script for Volume One, Jupiter Jonah and the Eye of Oduduwa. I've sent it over to Shane to have a look at and we should be starting art production on it sometime soon (pretty excited).

In other news, the fast food joint near where I live has started offering pizza, it's really, really fresh and pretty darn good.