If Dr Robert Atkins were alive today, he’d probably have a (-nother) heart attack at the mere sight of the Burkinabe diet. The lack of money here means that starchy and filling carbohydrates make up most of everyone’s day- to- day food intake. The national dish is called ‘Tô’ and is made from millet and […]

Last year I had an accident that may or may not have involved one too many G&T’s and me performing some of my best dance moves. The consequence of this included two torn ligaments in my left ankle. I was forced to move back home so that my mother could assume the role of my […]

Last week we left Ouagadougou and travelled to Ziniare, a more rural area to visit Kabeela, one of the projects supported by International Service. As we left the city, the views from the bus window were of sparsely populated plains and land inhabiting skinny cows and other recognisable animals (although I’m not very good with […]

Bonjour from Burkina Faso! I’ve just about got over the bouts of self-consciousness that come with blogging and I thought I would document my time out here. Two weeks ago, I (accompanied by 21 other International Service volunteers) stepped off the plane in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso – ‘the land of upright people’. It was a […]

I’ve wanted to start a blog for a while and after a failed food blog and a few other flashes in the pan, I quickly concluded that I didn’t have anything to say that was blog-worthy… Then, I decided to go to Africa. Burkina Faso for three months with United Nations Association International Service. I […]