Land of the Rising Sun

My thoughts are with the people of Japan in the aftermath of the most powerful earthquake to hit their country in recorded history, and the resulting tsunami. Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai, whose depiction of the ‘Great Wave‘ a wood block print done between 1830 and 1833 has become topical in the midst of Japan’s disaster.

A great place to be a woman

According to the World Economic Forum, Lesotho is ranked first in Africa in bridging the gender gap, and eighth in the world ahead of Britain and the U.S. In a study using criteria that included, economic participation, educational attainment, health and survival and political empowerment the Mountain Kingdom fared exceptionally well.

Red, Gold, Green and Black

Collage made from fabric pieces It was ‘Ghana Week’ at my children’s school, and I have learnt more about Ghana in a week than in my almost three years here. It has been a celebration of all things Ghanaian, and my knowledge, or lack of, was definitely tested.

What inspires me

 Who am I?  A bibliophile. I believe you can never read too many books, and it irks me (deliberate use of a literary-sounding verb) that there are always so many books and so little time. I read, I write, I golf (admittedly not as much as I would like given all the books I have…

Yoga in Ghana

Looking for an alternative to my normal cardio and strength-training exercise schedule I was introduced to yoga as a way to gaining more flexibility and a better use of my muscles that would not be too traumatic on my body, or so I thought. Traumatic it was not really, but it was definitely a test…