On The Run Blogger
A millionaire property moghul’s daughter who jumped jail and reveled in her freedom on the popular blog Myspace.com is back behind bars.
Farah Damji, a 39-year-old Asian Indian mother of two children, who once edited an Asian lifestyle magazine and is serving a 31/2 year sentence for fraud, maintained an online journal during her five days on the lam, after absconding from Downview prison in Surrey.
The on-the-lam blogger celebrated her freedom in an entry titled “Sea Air”: “It’s so peaceful, the sound of seagulls replacing the screaming police sirens streaming up and down Kings Road. Blue skies, sea air. Some of the prison pallor is leaving me, I’m starting to feel awake again. Gonna go for a long walk this morning.”
Perhaps aware that her life on the lam may come to an end, she curried favor with her jailer: “Gov. Murray, Downview’s new governor, is gentle and kind, with big soft dark brown eyes. In Bad Girls he’d have been a rascal, but he was always respectful and honest. Is it possible to admire your jailer?”
On her first day of freedom Damji noted: “It feels incredibly strange to be allowed this taste of freedom again. It’s the silly things I missed, my Pratesi bed linen, the smell of my daughter’s golden brown hair and the way the sun dances in her eyes like fire in a forest, watching my son’s sportsday. It’s not the people at all, very few I even want to maintain any contact with from the old life.”