Tag Archive: Blantyre

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

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.

Hiking up Mulanje Massif with children

It was our second to last weekend in Malawi and the day before Easter. The TV droned on, babbling on about something unimportant, on and on and on! I could see how this… Continue reading

The moments that make Malawi

I have 2 weeks left of living in Malawi. These next few posts will be about the little inconspicuous moments and scenes I have come to know and love.

Thyolo: the source of my addiction

Wrapping up 2015 with a camping trip to Domwe Island

What better way to kick 2015 in the bucket than to escape to a remote lake island and t0 leave it all behind…

Malawi in colour

When I think of Malawi, the first word that springs to mind is ‘Colour!’ There is something special about this time of year, just before the rains. The orange and red Flamboyants are in full bloom, the pink bougainvilleas pop against blue skies, the women wrapped in bold printed fabric, the red bricks exposed as green and blue paint peels with age and the dusty sunsets that paint the afternoon skies in yellow light. As if Picasso has come to Malawi with a full palette of paint!

The Shire fisherman; how to keep crocodiles away

With two feet apart, firmly anchored on either side of the old leaky ‘dug out’, Sale stands quietly – casting his net into the depths of darkness. Alone and drifting down the Shire… Continue reading

Mwabvi Where?

Well of course you’d choose to go the lake!  We all do and it’s well worth it! .But it’s the big, well reputed locations that sometimes hog all of the limelight when in… Continue reading