Human connections… the foxes in my life…

My small philosopher… Recently, I had one of the most amazing conversations with my adolecent daughter about how we connect with people.  She had been reading the “Little Prince” again!!… (We have 3 copies in 3 languages, gift from a dear friend, he said our children will need them, as they will probably speak all…

Come back to life… Tomato soup…

Flu season this year seems to have been one of the hardest I have seen in a while… We were all sick at home, taking turns at the doctor for more than a month. I had been away in Spain checking the renovation at my aunt’s apartment, and to my return I found my daughter…

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…