Author Archives: Kim Rayl

Staying Sane While Away- Year III

I know it’s cliche to wonder where the year has gone, but we’re looking at leaving Lagos for summer break in eight weeks. Eight weeks! When I wonder where the [academic] year has gone, I quickly remember that this was a busy … Continue reading

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Out There.

Running is my best connection to living in Lagos. Monday through Friday it’s the same. I step outside our flat, lock the door, lament the destruction wrought by humidity on my carefully coiffed hair and makeup, and then follow four flights of steps down. … Continue reading

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I’m Not in the Market for a Cannon, Thank You.

Shopping. Again. How is it that the girl that doesn’t like shopping finds herself back at Lekki Market a mere few weeks after a first tentative exploration? I suppose a promise took me back and a promise once made is best kept; I … Continue reading

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The Market

I’m a bad girl. I don’t mean that in a coy, naughty way (that’s reserved for Greg); just simply that sometimes I’m not so good at girl-stuff. For instance, I’m not crafty at all and my basic sewing skills stop at … Continue reading

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Home-Home

They say youth is wasted on the young. This may or may not be true, but I do know that the summer vacation of my youth was time well-spent, even if I didn’t fully appreciate it back then. Back then, my summer … Continue reading

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Staying Sane While Away- Year Two

About a year and a half ago, I posted a blog titled Staying Sane While Away. The purpose was to give a few snippets of what our daily life looks like in Lagos. Much, of course, has happened between now … Continue reading

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My Lagos Run

I started running about eight years ago. I found I needed a switch from the sport I’d been involved I graduated from high school- a break from the near constant ‘I am in training mode’, a break from the injuries… and … Continue reading

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