Monday, December 20, 2010

December life in Abuja

This posting is just going to be some photos.  
It'll give you a taste of what I have been up to this last month.

Sunset at the end of the Hash.  

 My first Choir Practice with the Abuja Expat Choir

Mogadishu Fish Market

Me at the end of the my first Hash

 Robert and Stella's Wedding

RoRo gracing us with his talent at Choir practice

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Christmas is coming

So it's been ages since I've blogged last.  This is mostly purposeful.  Those of you know me know why.  But I am back and will be posting at least a blog a week, I hope!

So I've made the move out of Yola and into Abuja.  Abuja life is much different than Yola.  Abuja moves quicker, it's cleaner and more sleek.  Socially there's so much to do all the time.

Christmas is coming quickly.  Living in Abuja makes Christmas an actual season in Nigeria compared to life in Yola where I never felt like it was coming up.  It's nice.  I never thought I could feel like I was waiting for Christmas to come in Nigeria.  But I can't wait to start baking Christmas cookies, I want to search Wuse II market for Christmas films, and love to look at each twinkling light on every Christmas tree I come upon.  It's fantastic.

Nigeria really is my home and I am happy to be here.

I have been busy working, going to different events, making new friends and spending time with the old and wonderful ones.  A few things I have done recently were a baby naming ceremony for boss' child.  He has many names, a few are:  Okekioluwa (my favorite), Olugbemileke, Harrold, and Solomon.  I went to the Julius Berger Holiday fair.  I went to a lovely philanthropy dinner at the Hilton with Alena.  I also went to a great photography exhibit at the US Embassy.

I am hanging in there.  As usual, I am looking forward to the holidays and play Christmas carols all the time.  There will be more to come...  Happy Holidays!