Category Archive: Africa

The champions of survival

What is ‘success?’ Our ideas of success are all different, as are our ‘starting points.’

Our magic moments in Malawi

I think kids are especially good at living in the moment, though usually unaware of what a truly spectacular moment it is! I’m glad I’ve got my camera for this reason!

A man must eat!

Photographs taken in central Mozambique by Lianne Ashton

The story of a gentle soldier

Read about Manual’s incredible story; on fleeing slavery, on sailing to Asia and surviving a guerrilla war…

Take Sugar?

It’s hard to think that something so sweet and delectable as sugar is only made possible by the sweaty, grimy calloused hands of the cane cutter! Before most of us are awake, these… Continue reading

‘When-we’ went to Lake Malawi

That’s the thing about leaving somewhere that made you happy…you start taking those inconspicuous moments, those small memories and you polish them up like a street market strawberry! You compare, you pine for,… Continue reading

The Potter’s House

“After all,” Anne had said to Marilla once, “I believe the nicest and sweetest days are not those on which anything very splendid or wonderful or exciting happens but just those that bring… Continue reading

Could you live in Nchalo?

Nchalo has that ability to make or break you, especially around October…when you ditch the heels for flip flops and the Coco Chanel for a can of insect repellent!

Walking in Mulanje’s wild gardens

It seems impossible as one looks out towards Mozambique in the not so far distance, that a place like this exists here, a unique and beautiful landscape with wild flowers, ferns, lichen and moss.