Joined: June 2008
|Quote (Louis @ July 19 2008,01:10)|
|Quote (Krubozumo Nyankoye @ July 19 2008,03:59)|
Louis - you have contributed a degree of reasonableness to all of this that is admirable. I travel back and forth to West Africa through London, perhaps we could meet up on one of my layovers? I do igneous petrology. And actually, smelling like a dead badger after four months in the bush would be a good thing.
Well that's the first time THAT'S ever been said! ;-)
When I can pry myself away from work, I am always up for a beer. And practising the obscure West Fante (sp?) swear words and benedictions I learned from a Ghanaian ex-colleague of course.
At the moment I'm trying to get out of going to France on business so I can go to Edinburgh and meet Albatrossity at the end of this month. A general, all comers, London AtBC meet up is not at all a bad idea. No idea WHEN I'll be able to do it (bit of a workaholic tbh) but it should be possible. There's a dedicated thread for this malarky somewhere.
Igneous Petrology? Weren't they a 70s prog rock band ;-)
Well I have not spent much time in Ghana, just touch and go flights on dubious airlines to get to other places.
I know a little Loma, and less Krau. I know a little Creole ala Sierra Leone and I know a bit of the patois of Guinea. Likewise I have some exposure to the patoise of Zaire, a vague familiarity with afrikanes, and a passing familiarity with a bit of ethnic portuguese. But I am a pathetically inadequate linguist. I have enough trouble just with english.
Regarding a meet up, most likely case is that I would be heading for Africa near the end of the year, hard to give any exact dates but let's say late Dec. or early Jan. I would put in for leeway to layover for two days in London. I might get it, I might not. I have three locations I tend to frequent. Earl's court,
if I have the big budget, the King's Head is a good pub with
expats from everywhere. There are plenty of good places to eat. If I am on a severe budget, I stay in Bromley, close to Down House. At a little B & B run by a Potuguese couple. I have some friends there too, who are from Peru. In between I might go out and stay at Hove. I had a good friend who lived
there and I often visited with but he died in 2006. Still I like the area and its a short train ride.
Rock band? no way, rappers yes.
Its in the rocks
you takes your knocks
get tight my man
its an alluvial fan
or volcanic or sediment
you jus can't claim impediment
We like the pretty pictures they make too.