Platitudes

I am in an amazing position of being able to take time off work and do whatever I want and so I have. Whatever I want has also included doing nothing some days. Absolutely nothing. Well, not going outside my house because of course I do things at home.  We are less inclined to call…

Words continue to fascinate me

Grow  Wonder  Radiant The first 3 I wrote because of a game on the African Fashion Wear Facebook page (info@africanfashionwear.it).  I think growth is a quest most people have. To be better. To do better. To act better. To eat better. To live better. To friend better. To parent better. To relationship better.  Wonder. I…

R U ok? Very personal. Unedited.

There is now an R U ok day? I don’t know if I am ok with that. If it changes lives for the better then, yes. How do you respond to that question? How do you respond to the answer of the person who is hurting? If you asking the question is going to make…

7.5 things to do when when you can’t bake

One of my things is baking. I love it! It is one of the first things I remember learning from my mum. I should say one of the first enjoyable things I learnt from my mother.  It is my litmus test for how I am feeling. Urggggh! So maybe all is not well in my…

When your food does you Schadenfreude or Egusi Soup got AN’s back.

Today Schadenfreude was re-packaged and returned to me. Schadenfreude-return-to-sender: adjective.  Is what occurs when one cooks a correct pot of Egusi soup (goat meat, dried fish, ati be be lo, and all the trimmings) then takes a picture of it, no, not to post on Instagram, but to tension your friend who is also an expatriate (lives…

Tempting Tuesday treat

Smoked trout chunks Avocado bite-sized pieces Cherry tomatoes, halved Combine in a bowl and… You are most welcome! 

Life

That word alone is enough to strike terror into your hearts.  What’s happened now? What’s going on, you wonder? I am about to strike more fear into your hearts… I had a Doctor’s appointment…       I am such a meanie. It’s ok, it was a routine appointment. Free health check but I had…

Art is the lie

Art is the lie sounds better than I tried out a new cake recipe and I failed.  You can be so good at something and even be able to do it with your eyes closed.  However, if you don’t practice, hone your skills, surround yourself with people who are like-minded and have an open learning…

What on earth have I been up to lately?

Hey!  Thanks for checking in again. How have you been? I am really well and happy, thanks for asking.  I haven’t written anything here in a while. A very long while. About 3 months. That’s supposed to be blog suicide in the blogging world. I am not a blogger or writer per se. I love…

Self care

I have been hearing this a lot this week. Take care of yourself! What have you done today to take care of you? What do you do when you get home from a long day to relax and unwind.  I can think of nothing better than unwinding with a good book.  My favourite author, or…