All posts tagged: staff

on a hunt

somehow, some way, we managed our first official Office Scavenger Hunt. i like to think it was Hargeisa’s first as well. the players arrived early, donned their gear, assembled in teams …

on s’mores in s’maliland

Granted, I was looking for an excuse to eat melty, roasted marshmallows. On the record, however, s’mores were a legitimate morale-boosting, Ramadan-welcoming, staff-bonding activity. The lovely Salma managed to find the perfect – perfect! – tools on on her first-ever hunt for roasting sticks. And it only took three… … well, maybe 4 people to finally get the coals burning in the whipping wind of this Hargeisa hilltop. But eventually we were up and running, and ready to roast. The uninitiated had no hesitations, and jumped right in, Spearing their marshmallows and coaxing the perfect golden crust. (A few required a little moral support, considering the complexities of the ideal s’more). But they liked – success! – they liked, or so I guessed, based on the seconds, thirds… er, fourths… and the s’more-inspired smiles all around. Happy Roasting, from Hargeisa!

what’s to eat #14

A “double-coeur” cake worth writing home about, to end an enrollment campaign in gratitude to 9 hard-working staff who recruited upwards of 1,000 village farmers in a matter of weeks. I asked who took a bite out of the bottom–ha. From Restaurant Amandine (top-notch people-watching in BKO) Badalabougou – Ave de L’oua Porte 622 Bamako, Mali (+223) 20 22 11 71