I know we have talked about this before. It is rainy season here. This means rain...RAIN!
It has been raining for some hours now and the roads are starting to flood in some areas.
The heavy rains resulted in me not being able to leave our compound for the first 15 minutes. Traffic didn't move! Usually it takes me 10 minutes max to get to the office, today slightly over 1,5h. On top of the rains there is also a fuel scarcity meaning that traffic is building up around the petrol stations with cars queuing for fuel.
I really love Africa. If you would have asked me 10 years ago if I thought I ever would live in Africa I would probably say no. Events in life make you take steps and do thing you never thought you would do.
I'm just into my 4th year in Nigeria now which sounds a bit crazy when I write it out.
Before that I was almost 3 years in South Africa. This continent has thought me so much about life. These years has just flown by and it feels like yesterday I landed at Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos for the first time. I have made amazing friends along the way!
We had visitors at the office today which are here for the first time, this has gotten me to think about my first visit to Lagos. I didn't really know what to expect but I was very curious about this infamous city. I must say I liked it from the beginning, all the impressions, crazy traffic (that I don't like so much anymore..), but first and foremost the amazing people of Nigeria. You will almost always be met with a smile.
This is our lounge in South Africa. I found the blue and white fabric on a sale in South Africa and bought 30m without knowing where I was going to use it. Once in a while I would go into the closet where I had it and just look at it a bit and feel the fabric. I then decided to use the light side of the fabric for these two chairs in the lounge. On the roof terrace I used the same fabric for the cusions but the other side which is blue with white details. The painting is by a Nigerian artist called Ben Osaghae. The beads on the table are also from Nigeria.
Skype with grandma! I showed her around the house. Skype is fantastic!
Went to dinner with Paul and Nadia to celebrate my birthday. We went to my favorite place in Johannesburg, Thomas Maxwell. Its a small french bistro that serves the best moules frites that I have ever tasted.
Mushroom risotto with champagne butter sauce.
I just had to post this hamburger I made for lunch on Saturday. With a fried egg (my dad always did that), chevre cheese, avo, tomato, locally made olive bread and "holiday-dip" from Sweden.
This is my friend Jane. I was invited for dinner and she decided to make me meatballs. When I got there she had made a mountain of meatballs and we sat down and talked and waited for her husband to come home from the office. When she went out to the kitchen to collect the meatballs her dog, Max, had eaten 80% of them! He was very embarrassed but full that the gig was up!