A few weeks ago was one of those days where I came home thinking “this is why I love Africa.” It was an experience that took me by surprise and opened my eyes to the other side of Beira, the side you don’t often see. This world was not the expat, world where everything works… Read More The day I met “this oke”……..
Homesickness is a funny thing that can hit you in the most unexpected moments, for example, the other morning when I was driving my eldest son to nursery school. It had been raining all night after the most epic lighting display, and earth-shaking thunderstorms and when my youngest son woke up at 5 am (yes lie-ins are… Read More Homesickness….it’s a funny thing
It has been a while since I have written anything on this blog any longer than an Instagram caption, which in fact makes me a pretty weak blogger! I can blame this on a million and one things; lack of inspiration, time, the children grabbing at my ankles, blah blah, but to be honest they… Read More PUT… THE… PHONE… DOWN!!!
On a stormy, blustery Saturday to get the boys out the house to disperse some of the energy that these little ones seem to have in abundance, we nipped over to the beach for a walk. I say nipped over as we are fortunate to live a stone’s throw away from the beach which also… Read More The Beira fishermen…..it’s a family affair
I was sent these awesome photos that were taken by a friend of ours, Daniel du Plooy, who moved from South Africa to work and live here in Beira. Daniel has been taking some breath taking drone photos over Beira city which I think you will agree give a unique glimpse into the city. They… Read More Stunning aerial tour over Beira City
I am writing this while I am lying in my youngest son’s bedroom waiting for him to fall asleep. He is at the stage of needing you to be in the same room as him before he falls asleep, this usually ends up with me leopard crawling out of his room, avoiding all eye contact!… Read More Powercuts, bathtime and shadows…….
The first week we arrived in Beira there was no electricity in the whole of the city, complete blackout. We had just driven 8 hours from Zimbabwe with two dogs, in the dark with no idea of where our house was, with temperatures hitting a cooking 40 degrees with 100% humidity, and no water or… Read More Friends in the expat world…..get used to saying goodbye!