My first Malaria & visiting my project… 1995

After a couple of months, life started to take shape at our new house in Cotonou, and as we finished all the renovation, I was getting restless to find something to do.  An opportunity came at the same organisation where my husband was working, it was a temporary coordinator position for a food security project….

Keep your Love letters… Write more love letters…

As I was going through my memory box, looking for more evidence of my life in Africa… I came across a bunch of love letters that I have kept and carried with me since I was an adolescent.  Got distracted and read many of them… those words brought me back to that magic moment when…

Guacamole – with zest…

This Guacamole is my families favourite, we were fortunate to have lived in places where avocadoes were easily available, so I have prepared this dip a million times for every occasion from birthday parties, brunch, or for sundowners with friends.  Now in Europe, avocadoes are really accessible something that makes me very happy!!! Ingredients: 3…

1995 – Landing in Africa… my first time

This weekend I was talking to someone about my first time in Africa, as we spoke, vivid images of my life there came back… I thought about it, and I questioned myself how long will those vivid images last in my memory… I wrote this story in total appreciation of my journey, and thankful to…

Spinach Soup with roasted potatoes… acompanied by a mixed salad…

Went for a walk in the afternoon to one of my favourite shops close to my house, a working organic farm Dottenfelderhof,  always gives me great joy to go there. I picked up some small things, including fresh watercress… thinking to prepare a good salad for dinner.  As I came back home, I saw that…

Multi-color carrot curry with yogi berries for dinner.

I heard my youngest daughter come into the house, and realized it was already well pass 5 pm… I had lost track of time writing other stories for this blog.. So a quick look into the fridge, found a package of multi colored carrots I had bought. So exited started to peal them not certain…

Life forces that started this Blog…

A few events lined up before I actually sat here to start this blog about my “Life Stories & Other Nonsense”. Christmas 2017 I invited the family of my husband to spend Christmas weekend with us, even though my husband and I had been separated for more than two years, there was not a public…