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!
It is with such a heavy heart that I write this blog….. On Friday evening a magnificent Humpback whale, unfortunately, got herself beached on the shores of Beira outside Biques restaurant. The call came in at around 5 pm when people were enjoying their after work beers noticed the whale in distress. People immediately stopped… Read More BEACHED WHALE: The sad day a large Humpback whale stranded itself on Beira beach
“Become friends with people who aren’t your age. Hang out with people whose first language isn’t the same as yours. Get to know someone who doesn’t come from your social class. This is how you see the world. This is how you grow.”… Read More The day KFC opened…..with a sprinkling of community spirit
I nipped into town today for just a few bits, but in Beira terms, this is still a 2-hour venture! I have driven around this city endless times without a second thought. Getting frustrated when I can’t find something simple like corn flour- today’s annoyance! Or swearing and shouting at the traffic, the potholes, the… Read More Taking the time to stop and smell the roses…….
So I thought I would share this little snippet with you while I lie here currently feeling very sorry for myself under a mountain of tissues. Yep, the obligatory cold, or as it is classified here ‘ The Flu,’ has followed me back to Beira from my recent visit back to Blighty; a wonderful leaving… Read More When you know you have lived in Africa for too long!