Monday, 19 December 2011

Lucy's International Garden

Back in early November we hosted the best sallah party in our house. And I am happy to report that many of the 12 guests said it was their number one and best time they have had in Nigeria.

That made me so happy.
The Muslim festival lasted for 3 days with a huge colourful parade of horses, music and dancing on each day. We had a full tour of the beautiful Emir’s palace, climbed up the rocks and walked along the sandy desert paths. It was easy for us to host as everyone chipped in with the food and drinks, cooking and cleaning.

We even sacrificed our goat that we had bought several months ago in preparation. It was a fun and interesting experience, although I never want to slaughter, wash or cook another goat again!!! A good, one time experience!

Lea, the first guest to be invited (alongside his wife) wrote a wonderful poem called Lucy’s International Garden. Please click on the link to read it.

If you want to hear further adventures of the sallah holiday, you can click on the links below to read Paul's story and Kasia's story.


  1. Happy New Year from India. How's it going in Northern Nigeria. It's been in the news quite a bit, hope your safe & well.

  2. This tells us that the people of Nigeria are quite hospitable and generous enough towards their guests. Head to this magnificent African beauty with flights to Lagos or Abuja, its two amazing cities. In turn experience the plenty of appealing attractions as well as the hospitable Nigerian people.