I’ve been a bit quiet the last week I know. It’s because I have not been too well. Literally everyone has been sick in the house with flu like symptoms, sore throats and coughs. I had a serious sore throat and cough, it felt like my throat was closing up. The harmattan is a dry desert wind that blows from the Saharan dessert from December to March, lowering the humidity and creating hot days, so the dust in Ghana is seriously high at the moment causing a lot of coughing.
The funny thing is I’ve heard about this harmattan type weather for years from my mum and aunties, but for years I didn’t even get what they were saying as it seemed like the were saying hammer time. But thank The Lord I now know what this crazy ass weather is! It’s Harmmatan.
I am feeling much better now. I have been eating a load of Ghana oranges (absolutely love them) I love cutting a small bit off the top and using my hands and teeth to squeeze the juice out of it, I swear this way of eating it is a skill. I don’t love the London oranges like this, but this is now having a negative effect on my stomach 😞. The story of my Ghana life, my stomach is so sensitive.
I found out that although oranges are a nutrient-rich addition to the diet by providing essential nutrients, including potassium and vitamin C. However, drinking fresh orange juice can cause digestive upset in some people, and might even damage the delicate lining of the stomach. This can cause stomach irritation or even gastritis, a condition that occurs when the stomach lining becomes painfully inflamed.
I think I now need to calm down on my excessive orange intake, don’t you?
So I will catch up with you later.