Our family has embarked on virtual travels to various countries and regions. To explore these countries and their cultures, we have followed along with the festivals, cooked and eaten traditional foods, learned of traditional handicrafts with hands on exploration, along with many activities to immerse ourselves. Chronicled here are some of these activities.

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

My Weekend in a Nutshell

I have been so lucky to spend the past five days visiting my best friend and her beautiful family in Toronto. I barely picked up the camera, as I spent my time soaking in my newborn niece and precocious nephew. That baby girl is the most joyful infant, always ready with a gorgeous smile that fills the room - just holding her was therapeutic, and I've never had so much fun playing with trucks and trains - I especially loved hearing my nephew sing and watching him dance :) It was wonderful spending time catching up with my dear friends, and spending one on one time with these sweet kids that I love. I would not have been able to make this trip if it weren't for my mother's generosity, so a big thanks goes out to her.

Before catching my flight home, my friend and I made a stop to a West African grocery store where I stocked up (with the little room remaining in my luggage!) on a few ingredients I would not have been able to find at home. I now have special fufu mix, ground melon seeds, dried okra, and some baked treats I have already forgotten the name of (but where quite tasty). I even picked up a special fufu pounding stick :)

The girls spent the weekend with hubby, and it was a joy to see their smiling faces waiting at the airport, and finding out they missed me as much as I missed them. Who knew? 


  1. Look at that gorgeous baby! Makes one feel a bit broody..

    1. Oh my goodness - I wanted to gobble her up and take her home. Is that creepy? :)


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