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Looong time!

When you see a friend or family member here that you may not have seen for only a week or so, they will often say “looong time”. Well it’s been a looong time since I blogged, 3 months in fact. I am not going to make excuses, mind you I do have some good ones but there also has been some laziness in there too, all right a lot of laziness.

So much has happened since I last blogged, so here’s a quick snapshot. A girlfriend and my lovely mum came to visit for December, January and part of February. I got married, (more on that later) attended yoga weekends, attained Reiki Level 1, met more wonderful friends, attended a traditional Ga engagement ceremony, spent lots of time in traffic (of course), found out I am going to be a grandma to a little girl who is to be named Ella, visited exotic and beautiful places, got dreadlocks, laughed, cried and loved.

Now the wedding. Well it was in typical African fashion in that while we knew the date for almost a year, the actual planning didn’t begin until a little over a week before the day and by that I mean nothing had been planned or organised. My poor mum was having conniptions on the inside and did a great job of remaining calm on the outside. I hadn’t even chosen my dresses until about 4 days before the wedding. As an OCD sufferer with compulsive organisational tendencies, it was a good lesson in “going with the flow”. Breathe in breathe out, breathe in breathe out, repeat until calm….And it all turned out perfectly of course. It was a wonderful, joyous, fun and happy occasion over 2 days with everybody having a fantastic time, us included!

So…I will see you again in a week or so. Oh yeah, those beads…well they look so beautiful in their well organised, lovely boxes.



10 Things I am going to do when I get home.

1.  Visit my family and hug and squeeze them so tight that they might stop breathing.

2.  Visit my friends and do the same.

3.  Buy a loaf of Baker’s Delight thick sliced white block loaf and eat the slices straight from the bag.

4.  Eat a meat pie with sauce followed by a custard tart.

5.  Walk barefoot; on the beach and on the grass.

6.  Swim in the ocean.

7.  Stay in bed for a whole day and watch American and Australian rubbish on television.

8.  Smother crumpets with butter and honey until it all drips out the bottom and not care if it runs down my chin.

9.  Replace my Havaianas that died tragically soon after I arrived in Ghana.

10.Take nothing for granted.

15 things I will never again take for granted.

1. A constant and reliable electricity supply.

2. A constant and reliable water supply.

3. Sanitation; rubbish removal, sealed gutters, a litter free environment.

4. Public toilets; any toilets but especially those you can flush and even better those you can flush the paper down.

5. Clean beaches and oceans.

6. Access to anything that I want, need or desire whenever I want, need or desire it.

7. Basic human rights for everybody.

8. A political system, police system, government system, all systems for that matter free of corruption.

9. Education for all children.

10.Freedom of choice in anything and everything.

11.Traffic free roads.

12.Minimum wage and/or at least Government support for those who need it.

13.Access to free quality health care.

14.Pollution free air.

15.My beautiful homeland.



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