tisdag 25 juni 2013

The blog is dead, long live the blog!

Dear readers,

As some of you might have guessed, it is time for me to close down the blog.
It has been very satisfactory writing for you and I appreciate that you have faithfully logged on to see what is going on in Africa.
My work load has increased (or I'm getting slower at work?) so It is now time for me to cut things to free more time in my life.

My readers, you are from all over the world! Im so amazed that you have managed to find my little blog in cyberspace.
Thanks to Russia, Sweden, US, Dubai, Kenya, Peru, Brazil, Norway, France, Germany, Switzerland, South Africa, Ukraine, Egypt, Morocco, India, Nigeria, China, Thailand and many more that comes into the blog every month. Even if it is just a few from some of the countries we are a quite cool crowd! THANK YOU!

If you have any interest in getting into contact with me for any reason, hannaeinarsson@gmail.com

söndag 9 juni 2013

Wedding weekend

Spent the weekend with these lovely ladies, we celebrated Camillas (far right) wedding weekend.
She married the lovely Gustav. The weather was perfect with some rain drops in the morning and then sunny for the rest of the afternoon/evening.  More pictures will come.

In a costal city in Sweden

It is hard to beat a Swedish summer day! 

måndag 3 juni 2013

Ankara suit

As you know by now Im weak for the West African Fabrics offered here. There is a market on Lagos Island where you can find any type of fabric/color/style needed. Im currently trying out a new tailor and  I gave him the task to do a new suit for me to wear on Fridays (casual native friday). My husband had a good laugh when he saw it but I LOVE it! What do you think? The picture is not the sharpest, ill try to show you a picture when in better light. 

onsdag 29 maj 2013

Write it down

Hey guys, Whats up?
This past weekend I spent some time with some very cute ladies here in Lagos. To the left, Beautiful Mia, my friend, and also neighbor. She is an entrepreneur by spirit and always have a 100 things cooking. The rest of the weekend was spent working, with friends and getting my house in order. I have also started using more makeup lately for some (obvious) reason. Im really liking the difference a little makeup can do to your face. How you can create a different look just using a color of a eye shadow or in this case a lipstick.

Btw, the same evening this picture was taken my head was a bit of a mess, internally, I wanted to use my leopard scarf (as in picture). I decided it needed to be ironed. I put up the board and started to look for the iron. I looked everywhere in the flat but couldn't find it. I went to the kitchen to look there, I went into the storage and saw a can of tuna. I then decided to make tuna salad. I start chopping away. Onions, garlic, silver onion, mixed with tuna and spices, herbs and mayo. (I got the best recipe for it, let me know if you want it). After 15 min I'm done and I go into the bedroom area, "Oh yes...I was looking for the iron". This is seriously how scattered my brain can be. I will go into a room and have forgotten why I went there. :) I write everything down in my phone and in a note book and then I'm fine.

måndag 27 maj 2013

Black Monday

Some Mondays just start with a boom! This one did. Been a hectic day with in and out of meetings, traffic, more meetings, then some more traffic. This evening will consist of Boot camp and then an intake of protein. Im trying to get into training mood and boot camp is really my kind of exercise. A good friend of mine is doing the Though Mudder race so we are training for that together, but Im most likely not doing the race. Need more time. If you don't know what it is, http://toughmudder.com

Yummy start of the week

I have recently discovered the most amazing recipe for pancakes. I still want to keep it somewhat healthy and when A asked for a pancake I started my quest for a good one.

Im currently avoiding flour and sugar and Im then limited quite a lot with the ingredients.

Anyway, started looking around and found a really good recipe for pancakes made of bananas, and it is so simple you cant fail!

1 banana (or as in my case, the Nigerian banana is very small and sweet so I took 3).
2 Eggs
1 hand full of chopped peanuts

Mash the bananas in a bowl and mix with the eggs, add half of the peanuts. Fry in a pan with butter. This mix lasts for 2 pancakes. When done, garnish with fresh fruit, (this case Mango) and chopped peanuts.

Super yummy and healthy!

What do you think, Banan-prinsessan?

måndag 20 maj 2013

Its time for Mona to go back home

We say Bon voyage with a Chocolate/Daim cake with butter cream. I really like baking, a bit sad that I once again have to fight all the battles with my gas oven. Baking is so much easier with an electrical oven. I feel though as I have gotten the hang of things. There is a lot of improvisation going on and 90% turn out eatable. Decorated with dried apricots and Daim. Now, time to dig in!

fredag 17 maj 2013

Sunset of the week and dress of the week

After watching a stunning sunset from my office window I took my favorite dress and went out for dinner. This will be the dress of the week post. It is a fitted dress from DVF with a small sleeve. It is a classic, good model, great material, amazing quality and it comes in 5 colors, (where off 3-4 lives in my closet). Great for work and after work. Foremost it is extremely comfortable! 2 thumbs up or as in this case, 2 arms behind your back!

onsdag 15 maj 2013

Happy New Year!

Today is our 9th wedding anniversary. Happy new year to us!