Do you think you're a hardcore badass full-fat expat? Let's find out. A few days ago I shared a link to a recent Business Insider article entitled 'The 19 countries with the worst quality of life in the world for expats.' I soon had friends and readers telling me how many years they'd spent in… Continue reading Are you a badass expat? Take this quick quiz to find out.
Not Actually Knocked Up Abroad No, it's not that sort of announcement. I'm not expecting, but once upon a moonshine I was and hopefully you will soon be able read about the slightly less conventional road to parenthood that we traveled in Lagos, Nigeria in an actual book. It's A Book Baby Following on from Lisa Ferland's anthology… Continue reading Knocked up Abroad Again: An Announcement
As promised, here is Part II of my A-Z of Lagos Lingo. If you haven't read Part I yet, click here. N-Z of Lagos Lingo N is for NEPA plc The Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHC or PHCN) used to be called the National Electric Power Authority (NEPA plc). Due to the frequent power… Continue reading Moving to Lagos? Get the Lowdown on the Lingo. (Part II)
It's possible that this will be the first and only recipe I'll ever share with you, but it's a goodie and has been a lifesaver over the years. I’m a reluctant cook and love to have a few cheeky tricks up my sleeve. When I say I’m a reluctant cook, preparing a meal for guests… Continue reading Action Barbie’s Failsafe Focaccia Recipe
Five Potato, Six Potato, Seven Potato, More... Years ago I remember a South African friend waxing lyrical about the amazing potatoes in Nigeria. At the time I thought it was a bit odd. They were perfectly nice potatoes, but nothing to write home about, (and yet ironically here I am writing about Lagos potatoes a… Continue reading South Africa: One Potato, Two Potato, Three Potato, Four