There is a certain degree of mindfulness needed to survive and thrive on maternity leave in Mwanza. Mwanza is not a booming metropolis and as a result there are scant opportunities for Mum and Baby entertainment. Some entertaining activities can be created through one’s own initiative; others can be adapted to fit into something beneficial … Continue reading Catch the moments one by one
A lot of people move to Africa on a mission. Some of them classic religious missionaries and others compassionate humanists who feel called to serve, to care, to give. I came here under that banner, thinking I was going to help to pull people out of the mire of poverty. I came here with dreams … Continue reading My Liberation is Bound up with Yours
I live in Tanzania, in a smallish city called Mwanza, on the shores of Lake Victoria. Tanzania is a country on the Eastern coast of Africa. My work permit says I'm a missionary. The strapline of the organization I work for is working "where the need is greatest”. And as a result of these factors, … Continue reading Living overseas doesn’t make me a good person.
November 12th marks exactly one year that I have been living here in Tanzania! Positively wild eh? I really can't believe that this anniversary has come already, but at the same time, so much has gone behind me in this year, that it also feels a bit like "it's only been a year??" 🙂 I … Continue reading Today marks one year!
Something is happening that I am just so deliriously excited about that it seemed like a good idea to write it all out and share it with anyone who's interested 🙂 It's nothing that would really tip the charts, but it makes me happy anyway.... drum roll..... I'm planting a garden!! There is this big … Continue reading Putting down roots…
It’s been almost a year living in Mwanza (Tanzania), which is wild and almost unbelievable. I thought maybe it would be a good idea to start a little blog and let other people into this adventure and all the goings-on of this place. For those who choose to read… you won’t get my initial reactions … Continue reading From my little corner of the world