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Mint tea in Mali

Graphic designer Janou-Eve LeGuerrier was in Bamako, Mali, visiting her cousin

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Whenthesunsets onBamako,thesky turns pink and purple. In March, the Harmattan winds make the air heavy with sand and everything becomes hazy. I was with my cousin and our husbands 'faire le grin' – the Malian custom of chatting while drinking mint tea. Mopeds, trucks, 4WDs, bicycles and pedestrians were scooting by loaded with all manner of things. I loved the colour and energy of the scene.

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Summer's here and this month we'll be showing you how to make the most of the season. In the June issue, we're trying colour therapy, reflecting on our friendships, building up our resilience, channelling our imagination with creative writing, making our own soap, cooking with edible flowers, stargazing in La Palma and much more.