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.
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.
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).