Sunday, 5 October 2008

Hello...

I'm back in Ghana after a whirlwind trip which took me to London, Pisa, Venice, London, Gothenburg, London, Nice, Monte Carlo and back to London. I knew I looked forward to getting home - after a while the constant travelling gets a bit much - but until we passed airport roundabout, Holiday Inn and those places, I never realised just how happy I was to see my beautiful Ghana again. The reason for the trip, and the reason for most of my stress and lack of writing in the past several weeks was...my wedding!

The wedding was a perfect blend of my roots, held on a beautiful cliff in Gothenburg with, erm typical windy Gothenburg weather, but with a reception where Hip- and Highlife was played in the background and jollof, chicken and kelewele was a staple dish served. More of that later though.

As we landed I realised it was the first time in my life, and bear in mind I've been flying to Ghana since 1980 (although I probably didn't remember those earlier flights), that I saw us landing at Kotoka in daylight! It felt amazing to be able to point out Legon Hill, Action Chapel, the Accra Mall (actually that is seen even at night) and other sights. Perhaps it was being able to see all these places so clearly that lead to the excitement that overpowered me when I got out of the airport.

I had a smile on my face all the way to the house, soaked in the warm, humid air and as I continue to postpone the unpacking of my bags (probably for another week or two), I look forward to, and I am glad, to start my new married life here, at home in Ghana.

12 comments:

Nana Yaw Asiedu said...

Well, Maya, congrats on the beautiful happenings in your life! Bye bye to married life (because I am not married), welcome back home (because this is home for me) and welcome back to blogging (because this place is not the same without you).

Maya said...

Thanks, Nana Yaw. It's so good to be back!

Kajsa Hallberg Adu said...

Welcome back, Mrs Maya :-) Good to have you back on Ghanaian soil.

Yngvild said...

Congrats :)

Tigger said...

hej gumman, tack för att vi fick komma på er stora dag!! det var underbart allt från människorna till musik och mat....vilken härlig dag!!! kram

Anna said...

Hej och "välkommen hem"!
Stort grattis. Det var så roligt att få vara med...önskar vi hade kunnat stanna längre på festligheterna. kram

Maya said...

Thank you Kajsa and Yngvild! As I almost promised, we should try catching up for a Scandinavian breakfast soon. I have the goods!

Maya said...

Hej Tigger, hej Anna,

Jättekul att ni kunde komma. Jag hade en underbar dag med mina nära och kära. Nu vill jag see foton! Vet att iaf Anders borde ha ett par...

Kram!

Tigger said...

hej lovar att skicka några men ska du ha alla får jag nog skicka en cd med bilderna på, annars kraschar nog din mailinbox :)
förresten har du några roliga kort från vårt bröllop? ska göra klart mitt album (vet att jag är seg :) ) kram

Maya said...

Ja cd blir nog bäst va? Vill gärna ha så många som möjligt. Har för mig att jag inte tog så mpnga foton på erat (batteriet dog väl som vanligt!) men jag mailar de jag har. Känns skönt att jag inte är segast med att fixa albumet, även om jag gör det nästa år har det tagit ett år mindre än ditt!

Sijui said...

Shocking developments indeed!!!! Congratulations....what wonderful news!!! Hope you are still basking in the afterglow of such a blessed, auspicious and fantastic event!!!

I love weddings! Please share pictures and congratulations to you and your beloved :)

Maya said...

Thank you Sijui!

People say I'm glowing, but if you ask me it's just the hue of sweat on my face as I'm adjusting to the Ghanaian humidity again, lol!

Have been a bit lazy with uploading pictures, but will get cracking soon!

LinkWithin

Related Posts with Thumbnails