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…

One big dust storm

This is my third year in Ghana and the very first time I have witnessed the harmattan we are experiencing at the present moment. The dusty haze, the “setting sun” my son enquires about each morning – even in the recesses of his four-year old mind this is a new experience. There is general consensus…

Places in Ghana: Uzuri

Uzuri, meaning ‘Goodness’ in Swahili is a newly-opened gift shop in Labone that stocks a wide variety of beaded sandals, woven handbags, kikoy cloth, earrings and decorative beaded pieces all sourced from Kenya. It’s owner, and true entrepreneur  Caroline Ochieng, who has brought with her a bit of East Africa to West Africa opened shop in…

A ship in harbour

I was on a warship on Monday night and it was quite an experience. Yes, it was docked and floating at zero knots – but I was on a ship that has been at sea for the past seven months – stopping at various ports around the world…the wanderlust in me was thrilled to no…

Golf in the tropics

I was invited to play in a Golf Tournament this past Saturday. I have never played in as many golf tournaments as I have since moving to Accra. In Ghana, if you are a golfer, you must play in tournaments. Why? Well this is the only way to guarantee that your handicap will be adjusted…