Back in Sweden - missing Ghana !


The view from my bedroom window.

I always wondered how people could let a whole month (or more...) pass by before they blogged.

My "Bollywood meets Barbie" room.

I mean a few words ? How hard can it be ?

The view from the living room window.

Well... very hard it turns out...

Accra towards the sea, from the kitchen window.

My last post was mid-January, then the work load just got heavier and heavier and I did not have the energy nor time to sit down and blog.

Attending an "outdooring", for a little baby girl.

Me & some street children on our mobile stage.

Also my vintage passion seemed so trivial, when I was struggling with more mundane worries. Everyday was another lesson in patience and endurance ...

Krokrobite Beach.
Celebrating a friends b-day.

On weekends I tried, if possible, to get out of town and relax a little, preferably by the sea.

One of my cast. At Bojo Beach

Bojo Beach.
At the pool with young friends.

I have learned so much! And even though it was one of the greatest challenges I´ve ever done, I would do it all over again! And the best part... our show was a huge success !

Me and my Swedish producer Mansour Hosseini

We opened on 6th March ( Independence Day) with two shows. A day time performance that was free for children and an evening opening night show. In the daytime 1500 children came - it was more a rock concert than theatre !

My hairdresser.

Her work! :)

The play has now been on a first tour in 5 cities and 8500 people have seen "Cinderama - The African Cinderella" so far ! :) And now the show is coming to Sweden for a month! I´m so happy to be able to see my little "family" again!

One of my cast members.

I have made so many friends and have truly come to love Ghana! So much in fact that I want to try and make a life for myself there, as well as Sweden... This is something I never thought would happen in my life, but then again Life seldom turns out like you expect it to do... ;)

Neo, explorer extraordinaire!

And so, I left Ghana with much heartache and went home. To Sweden, who had experienced one of the worst winters ever... And I went up north to pick up Neo who had thrived in all the snow and ice. Of course I got sick... with flu and had to stay in bed for a few days...

Neo, in warmer days!

This Saturday I finally stepped into my own apartment after almost three months away. Within minutes my whole place was a mess with suitcases, laundry and trying to find misplaced objects that my previous tenants had placed ( I sublet my apartment while I was away) somewhere.

At one point I feared that my love of all things vintage had disappeared in Ghana all together... But then yesterday evening I went on Blogger and started reading a little. Seeing your posts ( as well as buying some vintage looking shoes these last few days ;) quickly brought my passion back to life! :)

So, dear Vintage Lovers out there. It will take some time before I´ll be able to make my rounds ( I have a lot of catching up to do...) but its so good to be back!

Much love ! Diva

Ps. I even gave myself a "blog makeover" - what do you guys think ? :)


tqbrock11 said...

Glad to see you back! The blog looks great, and I hope you're feeling better after your flu. Congratulations on your successful show, as well! :)

Lesley Ann said...

Congratulations on the show! What a wonderful experience! I hope you feel better soon!

Diva said...

Thank you Kristen & Lesley Ann ! I am feeling much better, infact today I´m going to train for the first tiem in ages !


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