Yet again, for another year running, I must look on at the tweets and pictures from the Chalewote festival with envy and disappointment because I didn’t get to go. I was as close to going this year as I have ever been though, so that’s progress! For once, I was actually in Ghana in time for the festival. All but a few miles away struck down with… the most terrible cold.

Wetin joke be this? That Jehovah God should allow me to be here in Ghana in time for Accra’s answer to Notting Hill and then to obstruct me from going with a common cold that should only actually be “common” in the country I had left, to be here.

Anyways here are a few of the tweets and pics that made me weep more inside.

<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” lang=”en”><p><a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/chalewote2014?src=hash”>#chalewote2014</a&gt; Because Smiling is a form of currency <a href=”http://t.co/4gSfmo7o54″>http://t.co/4gSfmo7o54</a></p>&mdash; african$exsymbol (@DexKwasi) <a href=”https://twitter.com/DexKwasi/statuses/504264461772132352″>August 26, 2014</a></blockquote>
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Now, all that’s left is to find a way to make the spirit of Chalewote last throughout the year and spread throughout the country…

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