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…

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…

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…

Word for a Wednesday

Oxymoron /ˌɒksɪˈmɔːrɒn/ noun    One ah dem words which cracks me up every time I hear it. It’s the moron part and it is actually pronounced like moron with the protracted vowels. Would not be so funny if the vowels were clipped. Moron is a term once used in psychology and psychiatry to denote mild…

Cakes on Tuesday

So… I want to know if anyone has tried their hand at making the cakes I have published. If not, why not. I also want to know if anyone has any recipes to share. They must be easy to make and Scrumplicious. If anyone has a recipe for a cake that takes more calories to…

What’s the magic word?

Part of travelling is to learn about other cultures and be a richer person as a result. Truth is people watching and reading decent articles is just as much fun. The problem with people watching is that judgements are made that ruin an otherwise tranquil sit on the grass at my one’s farmer’s market for…

Wooohoooo!

It’s been a while… I have been writing. I have written letters and cards to friends, kept up with my diary. One of my things this year is to write, record if you will, the events of the day in my diary rather than use it as an appointment book.  My French Sister visited with…

Famine in the Animal Kingdom

Once upon a time… time. There was a terrible famine in the Animal Kingdom. All the animals grew listless. Even the mighty King, Brer Lion, stopped preening around the jungle, as his once shiny fur began to lose the glossy sheen that he was famed for.  The lack of food became so extreme that the…

Brer Anansi the Spiderman

I love stories. I adore books. I still buy them even though I have a kindle. The satisfaction of turning a page, smelling and feeling the paper,  and being captivated with words. Nothing like it.  Time was that I would be reading a book and become so engrossed that I would be unaware of my…