2015 has come to a close and we are on the brink of a whole new year. Many of us will go into this new year full of aspirations. Some will make resolutions to be better, thinner, kinder. Some will not. Most years, I spend the time leading up to New Year thinking about what … Continue reading I resolve to avoid resolutions, happy new year.
Do you ever read things and find they get under your skin somehow? A bit like a splinter, wiggling around where they shouldn’t be, irritating you, creating a mad search for something to remove it? I’m reading this book at the moment and the author has made a claim that is doing just that. I … Continue reading Doing the best we can
About a week ago now, Amani and I celebrated our one year anniversary. This time last year, we were in Canada, having been through our official wedding in Dodoma and preparing for another celebration on the other side of the ocean. I had the privilege of having two weddings, one in Tanzania and one in … Continue reading A Labour of Love….
Last week I sent myself on a 2 day retreat. A bit like being sent to my room to sort myself out, but much prettier. There is this beautiful place on Lake Victoria, about 30km out of Mwanza. They have built two little cabins right on the water with big windows to let in the … Continue reading Militantly and Maternally on Your Own Side
My friends, it's Friday!!! We made it 😉 I am exploring the power of perspective these days and realizing that what you focus on becomes your reality. If I choose to practice gratitude, strangely enough, I begin to feel grateful. If I focus on positive things, I feel that the world is a good place, that … Continue reading It’s been a good week 🙂
It’s been a long time since I wrote anything that I put into a public space. I’ve written a lot, but none of it has passed through the gates of being read by others. For lack of a better word, life has been “full” for a long time and I have struggled to find the … Continue reading We imagined differently.
People in Tanzania love to talk about rest. When you ask someone how their holiday was, say over Christmas, you have to ask if they had time to rest. Did you enjoy your rest? Did you get to rest? Ah, that’s good, I’m glad you could rest 🙂 When you tell them you’ve arrived somewhere … Continue reading Delicious Rest