Charley, do you chew fufu?

Maaha (pr. Maa-ha) – Good Afternoon! Now that I have almost lost the Obroni tag; I am now looking to have more than the basic Twi in my repertoire of languages. I started Twi lessons again this morning. Our group was meant to use the W.E.B. Du Bois Centre, but we have now moved to a…

Of Stationery and School Uniforms

Now that the school holidays are almost over and the madness of getting school uniforms and sorting out stationery kicks in it has hit me how convenience is not a word one can easily associate with living in Ghana. Yes, admittedly in as far as living in Africa goes, Ghana is ‘Africa for Beginners’, but there…

Root canals and power surges

  My greatest fear is being in the middle of major surgery and having me re-gain consciousness on the operating table with my insides spilling out…Yes, I have clearly been watching too many episodes of Grey’s Anatomy and House is great fodder for an already overactive imagination. Being in the middle of a root canal…

Food lover or glutton?

It has been great, but I cannot contain my joy in returning to Ghana; back to exercise and eating healthily. Our last stop was Amsterdam and it has indeed confirmed my need to return home and start whipping this body into shape again. The fine line between loving one’s food and simply gluttonous behaviour has…

Malaria in a Malaria-free country

It has taken me almost two years to become sufficiently knowledgeable about all the symptoms of Malaria. But I have recently been educated, whilst in a country that is malaria-free. While still making nice in Nice, one of my brood came down with what began as chills – which I am guilty to admit were…