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 →

The Waiting Game

We have been following world COVID events with interest over the last few months - as have you all I sure! Is there any other choice? Although I have noticed that my interest has started to drop off over the last few weeks. It has me wondering why? Why, because where we live in Mozambique... Continue Reading →

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