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May 13, 2018

Back in 1988 a song was released called "I Would Walk 500 Miles" by The Proclaimers.

I absolutely hated it, and of course they played it to death when it first came out. Every time it came on I would make a derisive comment and my husband (at the time) would turn it up...

April 29, 2018

Yesterday we tootled off to La Ferme Beach for what turned out to be a lovely lazy lunch, all it was missing was Jimmy Buffett!

We went on a Saturday so we didn't have to deal with any kind of traffic which meant it was a quick 13 minute drive on black top roads. 

 I cho...

April 20, 2018

Cruising around Bata on an urban photo safari.

Equatorial Guinea or EG as we all call it, is a very small country, with a population around 1 million people spread between the capital city, Malabo on Bioko Island and here on the mainland.

As in other African countries I'...

April 14, 2018

Fresh drinking water, who ever thinks twice about it? 

You just go to your kitchen whenever you want some, either from a faucet, or chilled from your fridge. 

For a lot of people in this country however, while fresh drinking water is free it's not piped to their homes.


April 7, 2018

Well that was a bust from the perspective of taking lots of photos at a local market! Tourism is not obviously promoted here, perhaps because there seem to be a lot of coup attempts so the government doesn't want foreigners swarming in. 

The side effect of that is...

April 6, 2018

It's Friday night and I have planned a visit to the local craft market tomorrow morning. 

I'm so excited to be actually getting out to do some exploring and I'm online seeing if I can get a hint of unique things to look for when I'm there so I maximize my small window o...

April 5, 2018

I've been waiting so long I forgot that my Aleppo Style soap is ready! Its supposed to cure for at least nine months but as I forgot its now been eleven months and it just keeps getting better with age.

What makes this Bastille soap (a predominantly olive oil soap) so u...

March 3, 2018

Its quite a trek to get to Bata in Equatorial Guinea. Nine hour flight from Houston to Paris;  six hour flight to Douala, Cameroon; one hour parked while people get off/on and the plane is refueled; one hour flight to Malabo, Equatorial Guinea and then uh oh, nobody wa...

February 27, 2018

Guess who is leaving on a jet plane again today?  Yep, me! Stay tuned to find out where this time. I will be posting a blog when I get there and get situated.

I love flying Air France, the food is so good and even though I always tell myself I'm not going to e...

February 14, 2018

It's wonderful to travel but always so good to be home again and in my case, back to making soap. As I was away for the last two months I totally missed putting the Valentine's Day soaps I had made up on my online store, oh well, more for the upcoming sale.


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