The farm life is coming back to me. That or in my previous life I was either a fierce Zulu herdsman that at the sight of me, cows would run in terror or maybe a rugged Scottish warrior, charging the enemy like a wild and possessed animal! Hell, […]
Sometimes we go to a game park and see ‘nothing.’ Just the old elephant bull and his eyes that seem to penetrate our dark souls, reading us like we’re a page in his book, drama unfolding. Or the rhinos in mid charge, in a cloud of red dust […]
We all arrive somewhere ‘new’ with big ideas and we imagine what life will be like. It’s not surprising that the path is never straight and it challenges us to change some of our ideas, adapt or simply to ‘hold on tight’ while we bump along the way!
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 men are filling their water bottles, buckling up their steel-capped boots, pulling on their thick […]
Moving back home will be as ‘easy as pie,’ so you thought! Afterall you spent more than half your life here. Your neighbours are still the same, there’s still a Spar and the weather hasn’t changed either! But often you feel like a stranger…
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.
“I lived in Mozambique many years ago. I was born there. My family came to Malawi when the war broke out between the Mozambicans and the Portuguese. My grandfather died while travelling on a ship down the Zambezi river. He was due to start work in Marromeu on […]
On a scorching hot day in Nchalo, 2 men arrived for work. They’d be sawing up an old log in my garden. They came with a small bag of tools and one long saw that wobbled with the hot wind.
Learn how the Malawians saw a log…