Are we getting close?

"Pewandicile?" (Are we getting close?) He just laughed in reply. It was then that I knew I was in trouble. Having lived here 10 years now, I should know better than to believe someone when they tell me that there is a good road out to their sister's farm in the middle of the bush.... Continue Reading →

Farm Update March 2022

After a slow start to the season and a drier January than usual, Northern Mozambique has had a good Feb and start to March. Unfortunately our rain this last week has come on the tail of a cyclone that hit the coast and wreaked havoc to one of our favourite part of Mozambique - Ilha... Continue Reading →

Shifting perspective

I didn't want to do a language lesson this morning. They start at 7am (my choice) and I'd say on average about 60% of the time I'm really not loving the idea of sitting down and struggling with Ciyawo for a few hours. I almost always do it anyway, because even worse than sitting down... Continue Reading →

Bola une

I've been heading out each week to visit my mate who had a stroke about 6 months ago. He still can't walk but he can sit well, stand up with people helping him and he's pretty switched on still and can communicate well. His whole family has moved from their house in the village to... Continue Reading →

The God who sees

Last Saturday morning, a stinking hot day here, I heard a motorbike arrive at our house. Excited at the thought of random visitors, I went outside to see who it was. Baba Nikiss was outside with Cam just quickly returning a driver he'd borrowed the day before. I sat down and greeted and chatted for... Continue Reading →

On Agricola

One of our favourite things to do with some of our Ex-pat friends here is to have marathon board game sessions. We’ve been through all the classic games. Ticket to ride, Settlers of Catan, Azul, 7 Wonders and our latest obsession, Terraforming Mars. There is one game though, that we have banned. That game is... Continue Reading →

A bed under the stars

I knew straight up it was going to be one of those days. I don’t know how, but some days just have a weird vibe about them and I find myself feeling more flustered than I would normally, less able to focus, pulled in too many different directions. The day didn’t start out badly, quite... Continue Reading →

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