7 days ago

I spent my last night in Mozambique sat with a hastily tied capalana around my jeans helping prepare food for 70 people. I carried the boiled and peeled eggs in a basin on my head, but steadied by both hands. I collected some water for people to wash their hands in, marvelling at the speed at which it came from the tap, but still unable to carry the not even full bucket the 100 metres to where it needed to be. (more…)


Limboing our way through the last leg

We are just back from a wonderful, but too short, couple of weeks in the UK. We became Godparents to our beautiful niece, celebrated a wedding of a very special friend, and spent a few days with family trampling around the British countryside getting nice and muddy. It has felt very different returning this time as this is our last stretch in Mozambique. In July we will leave Mozambique, returning to the UK in October time after an extended holiday. We’re now in a strange limbo period where we are concurrently trying to work out the logistics for packing up or selling the things we have here but also trying to live in the now and make the most of the precious remaining weeks. (more…)

One Year In Mozambique

It’s amazing how time passes. Today marks a year since we arrived in Lichinga to start our life in Mozambique. If you’ve been following our blog or chatted to us on Whatsapp/email/Skype or caught us while we were in England, you will have had a taster what that year means to us and what has happened in that time. This post is really for us to reflect back on the year, to remind us what we’ve done and experienced.


Needing a break

1/6/14: I wrote this post whilst we were in Maputo a few weeks ago. I’ve umm-ed and err-ed about posting it as I wrote it when I was feeling worn out but I think it might be helpful to show the reality of the different things we’re experiencing here. I’ve also back dated this post to reflect when I wrote it! There’s a fun photo filled post on its way about some of the treats we had in Maputo.