coffee conversations

Coffee with Ameena: The marriage list

If we were having coffee, I'd apologise for having only caffeinated black coffee at the table. I am one of those coffee snobs who judge people that drink full cream coffee or decaffeinated coffee; please don't judge me for judging you. As we sip our coffee and exchange pleasantries, I wouldn't bore you about my… Continue reading Coffee with Ameena: The marriage list

personal stories

My (scam) crash diet experience

In a nutshell, this week, my account dwindled down, my face developed new eruptions and I think I need to have a sit down with January because this was not the plan. My account was supposed to go up and my face was supposed to keep responding positively to the pampering it is getting from… Continue reading My (scam) crash diet experience

personal stories

A day in Lagos Market…

There are two unofficial rules in our house when it comes to going to Lagos (Balogun) market- one, no holding phones and two, all cash should be placed in my mum's bag. This first is due to the ridiculously high rate of pick pocketing. It feels like the thieves are waiting for that one person… Continue reading A day in Lagos Market…

personal stories

That time my brain failed me…

"Do you know, I can't remember what you got me for my birthday". This was the statement which greeted me, one October evening. To rephrase it, my sister was telling me, the birthday gift I so thoughtfully put together for her, wrapped with love and money too, was all useless because she couldn't even remember… Continue reading That time my brain failed me…