I decided to jump on ‘Zer Blog’ wagon (*French accent) not because I aspire to become a budding journalist/writer, nor in a pursuit for fame/recognition but rather like many; as a platform to discourse, learn and share my experience of the many facets and adventures of life – to put bluntly; Facebook and Twitter were becoming a little stingy with the word limits!

I am an easy-go-lucky person who takes life à la légère (I speak French, so expect random French phrases along the way). I am a lover of life and everything nice in a quest for edification. This blog will occasionally enable me to throw my dummy and toys out of my pram (the occasional rant); to proclaim my passion for philanthropy, eternal search for equality (in every sense of the word) and express my undying love for London city discoveries, fashion accessories, and Arts and Literature. This is a lifestyle blog with a kick.

I am a Strategic Director in a media company and have recently set up my own fashion start-up business, a very challenging & arduous road but one that is truly fulfilling. I’d recommend it!

I am on a journey of self discovery, learning about my native country the DR Congo, its history, culture and heritage. I am passionate about History as a subject, which I’ve studied in undergrad school, it feeds the who, what, why, when, where and how monsters in me. Therefore do not expect structure from my blog, do not expect ‘chipped-nail-polish’ discussions neither. In essence it is an extension of my character: witty, random, intelligent, bold yet demure.

Welcome to Noughts not Crosses; because I believe life truly is about making choices and taking risks. So this here is a lil’ piece of my thoughts, a lil’ glimpse of my heart, a lil’ slice of my world so get stuck in…….Hellllllloooooo ‘Blogosphere’, I’ve arrived!!!

Madeleine Laini

© Noughts-Not-Crosses 2012



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  1. Christelle · · Reply

    Fantastic Blog!

  2. Thank you very much for joining the conversation. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I’ll enjoy writing it.

  3. Tianasamour · · Reply

    I look forward to reading and gaining and insight to your colourful world.

    T xoxoxoxo

    1. I’m delighted. Thank you for joining the conversation. Stay tuned.

  4. My favorite blogger!

  5. Nathalie · · Reply

    Thanks to your Facebook comment on Noella Coursaris Masters wall, I have discovered this blog. I’m so proud of you and encourage you to keep it up. All the best in the studies that you are currently pursuing and i’m looking forward to reading more outstanding pieces from you.

  6. Hey you have an exciting blog over here!


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