We've just found our new home in Abuja, Nigeria. A small duplex in a small estate. Cosy.
Nice, clean and tidy.
We are all set for signature and are planning to move in by 1 March.
One point in our lease troubles me though : one of the clause states that' no dog, no goat, or other wild animal is allowed in the premises (…)'
That's a weird combination: dogs and goats and lions or rhinos ? Are dogs 'wild animals' for the Nigerians?
As we are planning to bring Caramel, our Golden Retriever cross Triumphant Mongrel, from Cape Town, very soon, the question needs urgent probing
In the colourful world of fashion, green is the new black. Organic cotton looks cool, so does bamboo and lyocel (made from wood pulp), recycling is mainstream and most brands are beginning to take ethical sourcing seriously...
I checked out the Vetiver International Network website the other day and was amazed at the versatility of the plant, it is used for soil erosion control, slope protection, prevention and treatment of contaminated water and lands as well as an insect repellent...
Add to that, perfumery and handicraft, and you have got a pure, green, sustainable gem
France Be came up with this original idea of colourful ribbons and carved butterflies...Combination of materials and styles, the butterfly collection is casual and chic, fun and elegant. A bit like France Be herself...
Ready and easy to wear, it is available in bright red, purple or subdued white...We love it here and hope you'll love it too, take a closer look: tie-in butterfly bracelets
Winter in Cape Town!
Coming from gentle Europe, the land of central heating, I went through my first winter here in total disbelief: cold outside with some beautiful sunny spells..
Literally freezing inside, with no respite
Rough and tough, my life indoors became a long fight for comfort: from electric radiators (weak), gas heaters (warm, smelly and bulky) to fireplaces (warm , beautiful and expensive) I quickly mastered all tricks and tips to keep a decent level of warmth. I was not that successful and still longed for this perfect comfy feeling that makes a house in winter, a home.
Until I came across electric blankets