This Household will not make the News Headlines.

At a glance, you may be thinking ‘just another poverty-stricken family in Africa – quick, pull out the wallet and donate some dollars!’ On a closer look, this little household is thriving. It’s… Continue reading

A Token Plastic Elephant, my silent promise

  The story of Rudi A token plastic elephant, my silent promise A few months back, I met an incredible woman. She was walking alongside a dusty, endless road, very slowly and noticeably… Continue reading

I have a secret.

In my opinion, she’s the most mysterious, derelict, sleeping beauty in the whole of KwaZulu- Natal. This is the St Mary’s Seminary. She’s close to my heart because I grew up next door… Continue reading

Mid-summer Mozambique: Heat wave

There seems to be no middle ground in Mozambique. When it rains, it floods and when the sun shines, it sucks you dry! It’s after 10 at night, the temps outside are 34… Continue reading

The house is on fire!!!

Yesterday was a sad day for Beiranites! We lost our Biques restaurant to a fire that started in the early morning hours. Biques bar and restaurant has been a hotspot for expats and… Continue reading

First Rains: To Quench

The rainy season has arrived in Mozambique. After a drought-stricken couple of years, I can almost hear the sigh of relief as plants, animals and people are soaked to the core with torrential… Continue reading

The partially pleasant Pondokkie Tour: Die Vrystaat en n’ bietjie Gauteng

The road less travelled

After our nightmarish Beitbridge border experience, we had zero tolerance for queues. For the last leg of our journey back home, we chose the quieter road and border post into Mozambique, Espungabera. Probably… Continue reading

CHAOS at the Border Post, Musina/Beitbridge

We were insane! What in the name of good sense were we thinking when we decided to go back home to Mozambique via Zimbabwe? We ignored the news that 2 twins had been… Continue reading