To my dear Great grand daughter, will you know this piece of paradise?

Look no further, I have found paradise. Maybe I should not be sharing this with the world; maybe the only way for Pomene to remain a paradise is to keep her secret. What… Continue reading

Beira, an ugly duckling (with potential)

It’s the third time I’ve heard of someone wanting to purposefully travel to Beira for holiday reasons. I must be honest, I quietly sniggered when they mentioned this outrageous suggestion, imagining taking them… Continue reading

The Fallen Angel in the pit of Poverty: Rudi

  She walked barefoot and semi-naked through lion territory. She hid in burrows of wild animals to avoid the bullets of ruthless soldiers and dangerous animals. She sacrificed her marriage of many years.… Continue reading

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