About Me


Jacqueline, the face behind acookingpotandtwistedtales, is a passionate Nigerian woman.

I am a gregarious, avid reader, who loves writing and telling stories.

In a short sentence, I am a life enthusiast.

I am a wordsmith (on the cusp of authorship, in my mind at least). I am an entrepreneur, an advocate of truth and moral values, a people’s person, a motivator and a bi-linguist (French/English) I am also attempting to pick as many languages as I can, even just in their smattering forms.

I am the spouse of an interesting and intelligent gentleman who makes each day in my life spontaneous and devoid of boredom.

I am a mother of children who keep all my faculties engaged (physical and non-physical).

So this is me, an avid reader (not mind reader, unfortunately), an everyday woman with a passion for life and family.

I love to sing in my wobbly voice (who cares), to dance and strut my stuff and to laugh heartily. I love fitness and good nutrition when I can encourage my other lazy self to lace on her training shoes and not to eat all the cake.

I am still a child of Evolution, with varied interests ranging from pottery, painting, photography and gazillion stuff that I would like to try out.

I started blogging when I got tired of keeping my thoughts penciled in my journals (I still pencil though). It serves as a voice to some internal thoughts and turmoils. I think in clarity, I recuperate and I exhale when I write. It is therapeutic for me.

I see a story in everything, humorous, serious, life matters, beauty, child rearing or anything that inspires me that we might have in common as humans.

So here I am, exhaling after a long time of staying under water. In my little space here in blogland, I will be sharing with you, my tales, my poems, my motivational and mundane thoughts, my social observations and a potpourri of things that I dwell on.

If I blog successfully throughout the next year, I would have cultivated the discipline of settling down to write and ramble. I would (hopefully) have finished the drafts of the three novels that I am working on.

Indeed, it would be good to arrive at those goals, but I believe that the trip through blogging would be a whole lot of fun.

Having recently moved to Dubai with my family, I still wake up sometimes with half of my brain back in Houston where we moved from (after the big migration from Nigeria).

We are still working on adapting to our new environment which is cultures apart from our abode in the US where we had a couple of friendly squirrels darting across my front lawn whilst scrambling up a tree.

I look forward to meeting and interacting with other members of this community.

Yours in sincerity,


Today is 29th of April, 2016: LIFE IS A CONTINUUM and as about pages go, so far my blogging journey has been a fruitful one. One of the targets that I set for myself which is to get my books published has been accomplished with the successful publishing of My Poetry Book “Out of the silent breath.”

Nothing gives one a sense of well-being like realizing your dreams. This is just the beginning and I continue to trudge on with the others.

You can support me by buying my book which is available on Amazon and Smashwords.

Out of the silent breath


462 thoughts on “About Me

    1. That would be lovely. I do the picture challenge on Thursdays. Just send a pingback to each week’s post of Echoes of my neighbourhood and I will share it in my roundup. This is this week’s link below.
      and this is the link to a brief introduction of the challenge: https://acookingpotandtwistedtales.com/join-the-challenge/

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  1. Hi Jacqueline! I have just nominated you for a Three Day Quote Challenge in my post ‘New epoch..’ It would be great if you did a quote series for the challenge but of course don’t feel at all obliged. πŸ™‚

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  2. Dear Jackie,

    I like the content of your blog and have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award.

    Your participation is totally voluntary, you don’t have to accept the nomination. Should you decide not to take part, I will completely understand that and won’t be offended.

    I however will appreciate it if you chose to accept it; I see the nomination process as a way to promote my fellow bloggers work across the board and to spread the word.

    Thank you and best wishes,

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  3. Hi Jacqueline, I really enjoy your blog, it is inspiring and entertaining. My husband goes to Nigeria on business and I would like to go with him. It looks like such an interesting place and the people are so friendly. I send you greetings from South Africa!

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    1. Hello Ally, thank you for visiting. Nigeria is certainly an interesting place and it’s people are friendly. Unfortunately, I don’t live there permanently – I currently live in Dubai but I try to visit home as often as possible. I bet you’ll find a lot to write about when you get to visit πŸ˜‰

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  4. I agree with all, a lovely blog you have here! Keep up the great writing, dear!

    p.s. Quite cool how you’ve added video messages to your posts!

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  5. Welcome to my blog, and thanks for subscribing to it!
    I don’t have too many followers from Nigeria! But I could find no mention of Nigeria in my registry of followers? Are you perhaps living elsewhere in our world for the time being?


  6. Wow – when you move you make it worth the packing! I can see now why I love reading your blog – you have a lot of experiences that shine through your words and captivate me. I am so happy for your recent publish – Congratulations!!! I hope you are all settling in and feeling at home in your new world. So glad to have connected with such an inspiration.


  7. Hello Jacqueline! It is very nice to meet you. I quite enjoy the way you write and am looking forward to catching up with some of your blog posts (My blog time has been on vacation for a bit!) Even though you are a product of Nigeria/Houston/Dubai I have lived in a small town in New Jersey all my life, I can see so many similarities in your thoughts and mine. It really is a small world!


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