Title: Heather Saunders (Nigeria)

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URL: http://heathersaunders.blogspot.com/

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Sai wata rana - 06/Jun/2011 20:07 - 4741 days ago
As most of you know by now, I’m HOME! And thought it was about time to write a bit about Nigeria, the elections and how I feel...
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A few outfits - 20/Feb/2011 18:24 - 4847 days ago
Part of the joy of living in Nigeria is the ability to design (or in my case attempt to design) your own clothes. There are smal...
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Akwei malaria - 03/Feb/2011 14:05 - 4864 days ago
When I arrived in Nigeria, I was told about a volunteer in Lagos who'd had malaria six times. I was astonished, and wondered how...
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A poem - 20/Jan/2011 12:32 - 4878 days ago
As my last post was so extensive I held back on including my wonderful poem from secret santa, but thought I'd add it in as I th...
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We're all going on a, Christmas holiday - 17/Jan/2011 17:12 - 4881 days ago
Happy New Year! And happy harmattan, currently inKadunait's averaging a chilly 21 degrees in the shade, and my colleagues a...
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What is a capacity building advisor? - 08/Dec/2010 12:11 - 4921 days ago
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Church Naija style - 23/Nov/2010 12:17 - 4936 days ago
When I arrived in Nigeria, I was told the apocryphal story of a previous volunteer who had agreed to go to church with an acquai...
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Family holiday in Naija - 12/Nov/2010 10:24 - 4947 days ago
A few weeks ago Mummy and Daddy Saunders came to Nigeria, and I'm pleased to say... they survived! They found Nigeria, hot, dust...
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Nigeria at 50 - 26/Oct/2010 11:42 - 4964 days ago
The astute among you will notice that this post is about two weeks late. I got somewhat distracted by my parents visiting Nigeri...
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All creatures great and small - 05/Oct/2010 11:36 - 4985 days ago
Sometimes I love my office for the utterly random things which occur here, it's unlike any other place I've worked before. There...
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Kano Durbar - 18/Sep/2010 15:22 - 5002 days ago
Last weekend I returned to Kano or, as I like to think of it, 'the Lagos of the north'. Not that I've been to Lagos yet, bu...
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Six months in Naija and a strike - 30/Aug/2010 15:28 - 5021 days ago
Six months ago on Saturday I stepped off the plane at 6am into a warm dawn in Abuja. Since then I’ve survived a journey throug...
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When it rains, it pours. - 27/Aug/2010 15:38 - 5024 days ago
The months from June to September are rainy season in Nigeria. The rain here is hard to describe until you have experienced it. ...
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Calabar - worth the trip. - 14/Aug/2010 16:38 - 5037 days ago
After my stressful journey I finally made it to the beautiful city of Calabar. With its wide streets and actual pavements design...
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First Nigerian road trip - 02/Aug/2010 20:41 - 5049 days ago
In July I was invited to a VSO market development workshop in Calabar. I was quite interested in the workshop, but even more cur...
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World Cup Fever - 23/Jun/2010 09:14 - 5089 days ago
Even when the world cup isn't on, the first question asked of someone from the UK visiting Nigeria is often "Which football team...
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ABC, easy as 123... - 05/Jun/2010 13:37 - 5107 days ago
May was a hectic month at Hope for the Village Child. Most people were busy visiting communities before the roads become impassa...
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Public holidays and political events - 07/May/2010 16:20 - 5136 days ago
This will be a memorable week for those with an interest in British or Nigerian politics. On Wednesday night the Nigerian Presid...
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Kitty the kitten - 19/Apr/2010 10:48 - 5154 days ago
This is Kitty, the newest resident of my household. He's a lean mean rat killing machine... or at least that's what we hoped for...
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Easter and elephants* - 06/Apr/2010 11:41 - 5167 days ago
Over Easter weekend I travelled across some of northern Nigeria with two other VSO volunteers Richard and Elizabeth. We left Kad...
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Beautiful babies and clean villages - 29/Mar/2010 09:18 - 5175 days ago
This Saturday Hope for the Village Child held their annual clean village and beautiful baby contest. It was an amazing sight, ea...
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Buses, dust and goats - 22/Mar/2010 09:51 - 5182 days ago
My new work routine has started in earnest, the toughest part so far is the morning commute– I get up at 6am and take an okada...
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New house, new job, new city - 14/Mar/2010 10:05 - 5190 days ago
I arrived in Kaduna on Wednesday, after saying goodbye to the 17 other volunteers who were heading to placements across Nigeria....
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Kano - 07/Mar/2010 19:50 - 5197 days ago
After a mere three days of training in the 'Happy Hall' at the Crystal Palace Hotel in Abuja, during which we covered the histor...
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Abuja, the arrival - 28/Feb/2010 16:26 - 5204 days ago
I arrived at Abuja international airport at 6.30am this morning, with three other equally sleepy British volunteers. The wall of...
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