• Why Reverse Culture Shock is Squat On

    When I got back from spending a year teaching at a rural school in Zimbabwe, Africa I was excited to get back to England and hit the supermarket. I'd been...Read More

  • Would You Eat Chickens’ Feet?

    I didn't notice what Mr. Chiunda was wearing on his feet the first time we met. All I could really focus on was the crunch as he bit into his meal with relish, chewing slowly, assessing the...Read More

  • In My Shoes: Me, Aged 23

    I packed three pairs of shoes for my year in Zimbabwe: sensible sandals to wear at the school where I'd be teaching, trainers to walk the seven kilometer dirt track from school to the tarred...Read More

  • Reasons To Be Cheerful

    I've been a bad mum. I shouted at my son because he was crying about not having an electric guitar, only an acoustic one. "Some people haven't...Read More

  • Lessons From An African Witchdoctor

    Everyone likes a story with a moral, something that teaches us a lesson. Look at how Aesop's Fables, like The Hare and The Tortoise, have stood the test ...Read More


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