Conversations with an African Grandmother

Grandmother: Adaugo! Adaugo! Adaugo (In a very sleepy voice): Eh nnem, I am coming o… Grandmother: Nwam, I hope you had a good night’s sleep? Hurry up, have your bath, eat breakfast fast and accompany me to visit mama Ikenna Adaugo: Nnem, isn’t a bit too early to be visiting anyone? Grandmother: You know mamaContinue reading “Conversations with an African Grandmother”

Did you fall down the steps all by yourself or did you have some help?

She came with her husband. He was the epitome of attentiveness, supporting her as she limped along, quick to perform her every wish. She was covered in bruises. I asked her how she came about her bruises. ‘Oh I fell down the steps.’ Really! I thought a bit skeptically. As I listened to her storyContinue reading “Did you fall down the steps all by yourself or did you have some help?”

A must-watch film for young women (and men!)

I had an incredible relaxing Christmas period and I hope you did too. A major feature of my holiday was just sitting back with family to catch up on family favourites like the very Scottish ‘Brave‘ and the lovely ‘Frozen‘. I even managed to watch the Christmas edition of East Enders :-), caught a bitContinue reading “A must-watch film for young women (and men!)”

Writing 101 day 4: Today, write about a loss.

Hmmm this is a tough one. But I shall try to put something down- after all, I signed up for the challenge. I met an amazing young man many years ago. He was just perfect! He was every inch a ”dream┬áman” and I was all out to say ‘Yes’ if he was to pop theContinue reading “Writing 101 day 4: Today, write about a loss.”