Ishahayi Beach School Foundation


Small Chop

September 29th was the big day.  A group of expatriate women have put together a collection of recipes for sips, snacks, soups, salads, savories and sweets.  The result is “Small Chop”.  Small Chop was launched and we were invited to enjoy homemade treats taken straight from the pages of this cookbook.  It was a delightful afternoon. 

Tasty Treats

 All the proceeds go 100% to supporting the Ishahayi Beach School which is located just a 10 minutes’ walk from our very own beach house.  The school is 70 students and growing.  The funds raised today will go toward a library for the students.

Jenny, Sue & Linda - my neighbors who attended the launch with me

American Women’s Club Lagos 50th Jubilee

 American Women’s Club Annual Tea

September 28, 2010

The American Women’s’ C was privileged to host their annual tea on the grounds of the American Consulate General ‘s Residence in Ikoyi.  It is a beautiful wide lawn backing on the waters of the Bight of Benin, peaceful and away from the bustle of Lagos.  We were re-acquainted with old friends to the tunes from the US Navy Band. Bill Stafford, the current CG, was our guest speaker.  His wife, Kathleen was proclaimed the honorary President of the AWC.  It was afternoon of wine and cheese from La Pointe (the local French grocery) and savories and sweets from the GQ (the American Guest Quarters).  Several of the AWC scholarship students attended as well as the First Lady of Lagos State, Mrs. Fashola, (the Lagos state Governor’s wife).

Today the AWC celebratede it’s 50th Anniversary.

US Navy Band
Friends & Attendees
Trustees & AWC's 50th Anniversary Celebration
CG Bill Stafford & The First Lady Mrs. Fashola surrounded by AWC Scholarship Students (in black & white) also accompanied by Kathleen Stafford
Peggy won the Door Prize!
Sunday Ujie, the Incredible Raffle Ticket Salesman who also doubles as our Driver

Zanzibar (in pictures)

Tembo House Hotel waterfront
Road tunneling through a building
Local Fisherman
Forodhani Gardens
House of Wonders
Old Fort
Dhow Palace
Brass Studded Ornate Wood Doors
Catholic Church Restoration
Stone Town Harbour from atop the House of Wonders
Fishing Dhow Indian Ocean
Sea Ammenotites
Dolphin Diving

Mums & Babies – a story in pictures

Red Colobus Monkeys Jozani Forest Zanzibar
Red Colobus Monkeys Jozani Forest Zanzibar
Lioness and 4 cubs
Elephant and Baby
Hyena and Baby
Vervet Monkey and Baby
Lioness and cubs
Tope and Baby
Elephant and Baby
Elephant and 2 day old Baby
Lioness and 2 cubs
Baboon & Baby
Water buffalo and babies
Elephant and Baby
Baboon & Baby

Mt. Kilimanjaro (in pictures)

Hiking the mountain
Man vs. Nature
the Dinig Tent
The Mountain
The Trail
The Hikers
12 hikers & 42 support staff
The Glacier
Morning n the Mountain
Celebration - Roc and Michael Did It!

Tanzania (in pictures)

Tanzania at is Best
Welcome to Tanzania!
Yes the elephant is going to walk in front of us!
Local Market
Baboons everywhere
Masai Mums & Babies
Town Taxi's
Elephant on the move
Schoolchildren on the move!
Prisoner Work Gang
Art shops
Off to School
Local Villagers
Elephant Skull & Bones

The Great Serengetti (in pictures)

Adolescent Cheetahs

Hippos at Mara River
Lioness is hunting
Leopard in a tree
Hippo Pool
Water Buffalo
Lion Cubs
Male Ostrich
Leopard in a tree

Lake Manyara (in pictures)

Bush buck
Baboons on a log at sunset
Some of the Many Birds at Lake Manyara
Blue Monkey
Cranes & Storks
Water Buffalo & Storks
Girafffe at Rest