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…)
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…)
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.
As you may be able to imagine, life has been a little more hectic than usual following the rains that I wrote about on the last post. But we wanted to update you on the situation and thank you for your concern and support. (more…)
We’ve had quite a few ‘first nights’ in the last six months. We don’t like ‘first nights’. Now that we’re finally in our new home in Milange, we’re hopeful that we won’t have another ‘first night’ for a little while.
How do you fill an empty house when you can’t go to Ikea?! It’s definitely a slower process. Here’s where we’ve got to so far… (more…)