Tag: Expat

Beautiful Malawi

A few of my favourite images from our 2 wonderful years spent in Malawi.  “You either get the point of Africa or you dont. What draws me back year after year is that it’s like seeing the world with the lid off.” – A.A Gill “Perhaps he knew, […]

To farm in Africa…

It was just over a year ago that we arrived back in South Africa to start a new venture. We’d chosen to move back because we had a wonderful opportunity to own something of our own in the way of a business and of course, for me, there […]

Making home, home.

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…

‘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, you second guess and you become the classical ‘when-we!’ I dont for one minute regret […]

How to saw a log

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…