Daily Archives: April 18, 2012

My Dear Sister, Lakh and the Sailors’ Barometer

1   Found a phone message, left at about midnight last night, from my dear sister, Deborah aka Daisy in Hawaii, telling me she loves me and that she is loving seeing the joy in my postings about Senegal – a beautiful moment indeed. Thank you!

2   Researching Lakh on the net to help with my Senegal postings, I came across this blog which is just so evocative of all we experienced. You might like to have a look.

Lakh is a bit like green rice pudding but made with millet and on top there is the most scrumptious creamy mixture, not unlike condensed milk which some readers will know I have a sweet tooth for!

Lakh - a fabulously sweet and delicious pudding

3   We’ve had very sudden and very heavy April showers today (lovely for the garden) and one of the things I like when the weather is going to be stormy is to watch the blue water in our Sailors’ Barometer rising. Today, at the peak of the heavy rain, it overflowed. I took the photo a bit later on when I realised that it would be one of today’s beautiful things!

Sailors' Barometer


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Senegal 8th April – Daniel and Ami’s Wedding Day

The morning of the wedding, Ami and her Mum

The family in the morning

Ami at the  beauty salon, hair started, no make-up yet

Ami in her Wedding Dress, having changed in the salon owner’s bedroom next door

Back in the Salon, hair done and being sprinkled with gold-dust

Make-up done

Leaving the Salon

Drummers welcome Ami to the house and alert the guests on the roof to her arrival

Drumming welcome

Daniel and Ami arrive for the Ceremony

Babacar, very kindly, translates from Wolof to English for us

Traditionally, cola nuts and sweets are handed around once the couple are married

The party begins with drumming and dancing

Followed by traditional singing, telling stories and praising the couple

and more drumming…..

and more dancing…..

Lucy and Ndeye Marie at the Wedding

Family photo

Ami’s Mum with Daniel and his Twin Sister and our new Grandchild

Newly Married

Just beautiful!

More family

Lucy and Daniel with Mgatte (Pap)


What a colourful and happy day!

And the Civil Wedding will be on Wednesday.


Posted by on April 18, 2012 in family, music, poetry, Senegal, senses, travel, Wedding


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