I’ve been thinking of who I am,
And things I want to do to help me on the journey
Of self discovery
This is for me…..silly as it may seem
Tell me, what do you most want to do?
Here is what I want
Note it is ever lengthening
Learn to Crochet
Take a food photography/food styling course
Travel round Africa – Began, with
Sierra Leone is next on the list. I’ve done Benin Republic,
Kenya, Tanzania and Rwanda
Go to America
Done, March 2011 and several times since
Taste real S’Mores
, September 2010
: Had real graham crackers with jet-puffed marshmallows and hershey bars!
Visit the South of France/Monaco – Done, March 2014
Spend most of a summer on a tropical island, by the beach
Lose weight – On it…with special thanks to
Geneen Roth of Women, Food and God for her deep and helpful insights
Write my books: The New Nigerian Kitchen cookbook, Travel by Plate, Lessons from my kitchen, my eponymous and memoiresque cookbook and more
Start my parenting blog
Go to Berlin
Done, January 2011
Learn to make coffee from coffee beans
Host a workshop on ‘Finding your passion’
Learn to speak French
Send a message in a bottle
Done, Christmas Day 2013, Nigeria
Work at a bakery and learn to make bread
Work in an Italian restaurant
Say no, when I mean no….not yes
– Working on this everyday, progress being made
Become a coach and mentor
Working on this everyday, progress being made
Own & run a creative school for children
Sing in a choir & learn to play a musical instrument with some degree of skill – planning on mastering the guitar!
Teach someone illiterate to read
Write down my personal mission statement, follow it, and revise it from time to time –
Done, 7th October 2010: ‘Exploring, learning and sharing stories that encourage & inspire’.
Sleep under the stars. Preferably on the Masai Mara
Go to South America, specifically Bahia, Salvador
Spend a whole day reading a great novel
Learn to juggle with three balls
Donate money and put my name on something: a college scholarship, a bench in the park – Done, The Boy’s Quarter’s Project Space, Port Harcourt
Build my own house. Maybe a tree-house…
Live in Australia
Go up in a hot-air balloon
Take responsibility for something. Someone. Wholly.
Go to Israel
Go to Auschwitz
Make my family tree
Go snorkeling in the Caribbean
Run a marathon
Understand wines of the world
Sleep for a whole day
Win the lottery
Walk in the dunes –
Done, in Noordwijk (12th June, 2011) and in Wassenaar (26th June 2011). Even saw rabbits and fuzzy caterpillars!
Make a gorgeous
Get on Masterchef. Masterchef Australia. Only.
Tell the world the difference between Macaroons and Macarons!
Jet-set for a couple of weeks
Nieuw Jaar’s Duik
Done, 1st January 2011 @ Scheveningen!
Ride in a Limousine
Done, July 2013, NewYork
Ride in a convertible –
Done, 12th June 2011
Go to the German Haribo factory
Visit Scandinavia – Done,
Make/bake/ice a cake with fondant
Create ‘colourful’ cookies
Learn to make real Chinese Fried Rice
Go punting in Cambridge –
Done, then added to the list; May 2011
Tap maple sap in Canada
Stand on the ‘equator’, preferably in Kenya where water circles in both directions, within a few feet
Live in Nairobi, New York, Tokyo, Paris, Edinburgh
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