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I think I just had the best Ethiopian food ever...

Among the many perks of working with a food magazine is the excuse (assuming I needed one) to try out new restaurants. I’m in the process of writing a piece on international coffee spots in town and, as part of this quest, I decided to try Awash Ethiopian, a hole-in-the wall gem where I think– 540 more words

Inspiration And Creativity

Awash by Blair Gaulton

Awash in tea’s notes;
senses playfully dance.
(C)BJG(Blair Gaulton)Oct 2015


Awash: Emotive Motions

I circle the drain of my own opinion

mould grips the grout of my escape route

I flow over unwashed tiles, scum trails

the sludge bearer, grime slops over grate… 33 more words


in the beginning

wear a cheap mask
to bed.

kid, your mama

she can’t
touch a baby
without touching
a baby

that’s hers.

small brain,
I have less
to wash.

extramural (iii)

the fireplace is on drugs. get the good rope and tie it around the wrist of the hand I want dead.

on a drive I’ve undertaken to see my brother, it comes to me that odd things were being sold. 70 more words


She fixes things and loves them again. Beautiful, I say, like they were never lost. The feel of a secondhand memory brushes by me, repurposed and romanticised, the beach, under my breath. 67 more words


Trip to the rock hewn Washa Michael Church in Addis !

Tesfa and I went  with his 4 wheel drive to the  rock hewn Washa Michael Church.  This ancient and historic church is buitl against one of the hills that surround Addis Ababa.

A real experience!

Addis Ababa