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Monday, March 28, 2011

The Secret

A while ago, I wrote a post on the blog called Too Comfortable. I wrote about a few things which helped me stay positive while living here in Lagos. You DO have to have a little bit of a spirit of adventure and a sense of humor......but, after thinking about it today...I realized that I forgot one very important thing!!! It is a secret I also shared with a good friend of mine who is an expat living in Germany. ( You can check out her blog on my reading list). We talked last week about how it is hard sometimes when you are living in another country and you miss your friends and family ( I have been totally worried and stressed about my mom's next surgery) back home. One of the "secrets" I told my friend to staying happy is LOTS of wine!!!!:) Would you believe that behind this black metal door is a FANTASTIC wine store!!?? It is another hidden gem I have discovered here. X.O. has a wonderful selection of wines, whiskies, and other liquors imported right from France. ( No, I am not getting anything for saying something about them.:)) It is the only store I have found here that has consistently had great white wines as well as reds. ( Typically, since the power goes out here very often, the white wines can get odd tasting if they are not kept at a constant temperature). This place has been right on the money every time! (slight pause in typing as I sip my glass of Bourgogne) I never would have thought you could get fabulous French wines in Lagos....but you can find them here!:) (As you can imagine, they see me ...and my money quite often there!) Thank goodness because that wine has been "the secret" to getting through many a day here in Lagos ( not too mention my mom's surgery and the elections for the next three Saturdays )!:)

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for letting me in on your secret! It sure does help. love