Aaaaand we are back! As with every yearly trip back to the motherland it is always over in the blink of an eye. This year we had a wonderful trip, treated to some amazing weather and awesome experiences for the boys and good quality time with family and friends. With the boys being that little… Read More Back to reality with a bang!
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”……..
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!!!
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!
“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…….