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Loving life. Living Life. Doing life. Some are just waiting for the fish to bite; or for the wind to fly a kite; or a pot to boil, or a better break; some are just waiting for a string of pearls, or a pair of pants; a wig with curls, or another chance.... Everyone is just waiting (it seems)

Growing Wiser

ZAMBIA | Sunday, 9 Sep 2012 | Views [326]

I notice it has been two months since I wrote here last. I have been away, 'growing wiser.' How shall I start? It has been a big two months - so much has happened both here in Zambia and whilst overseas. It was wonderful to have mum and dad here to visit ... Read more >

Books and balloons

ZAMBIA | Thursday, 5 Jul 2012 | Views [300]

"For me, Mama?" His big, brown eyes lit up. With two hands he held the precious jewel. carefully examining it. "Yes, for you" I told him. "Thank you, Mama." He hugged that exercise book the way a father would hug his prodigal ... Read more >

Shoe Matters

ZAMBIA | Tuesday, 19 Jun 2012 | Views [245]

Six Twenty Seven. That is the time I walk through the spinning gate everyday, ready for work. It's really busy at that time of day. Today is no exception. I say a quick prayer that my card will scan and that I will not be the one to hold up the line ... Read more >

In Search of 'the big five.'

ZAMBIA | Thursday, 17 May 2012 | Views [267]

There have been occassions in my life where people have found it absolutely wonderful that I am Australian. The conjour up the courage to come and talk to me, usually saying, "Are yoU Australian? Can you 'G'day mate," in some off-putting try-... Read more >

Smelling Money

ZAMBIA | Tuesday, 1 May 2012 | Views [207]

Money. Such a controversial topic at times. I have a book of over one thousand quotes. eighty seven of those are about money. There are the cliche's about money. There are books, tv shows, movies about money. It is usually how we make life-altering decisions.... Read more >

Lazy days in Africa

ZAMBIA | Wednesday, 25 Apr 2012 | Views [419]

This time of year, sky sits way above the earth. One or two clouds taint the canvas of light blue that carpets the sky above me. The sun sits way up high in the sky. On the land, everything is still green. The muddy roads of the wet season have turned ... Read more >

The thing about travelling

ZAMBIA | Friday, 20 Apr 2012 | Views [252]

I wake up slowly. I toss and turn and then decide to wake up. I get out of bed and start to head to the kitchen to make myself a cup of tea. Then I realise where I am. There is no kitchen here. There is a kettle, tea bags and milk. The entire room ... Read more >

The Road to Lusaka

UNITED KINGDOM | Thursday, 22 Mar 2012 | Views [139]

The only word I can use to describe the drive to Lusaka is this: Long. Tht'as it. I could leave it there, but I won't. I will tell you about it. About the goat I had to swerve and miss; about the millions of potholes along the way. About the whole ... Read more >

Three Tyres - Three Countries

UGANDA | Saturday, 10 Mar 2012 | Views [273]

Today, the car got bogged and the back left hand tyre of the car busted open. This is the third time I have had a tyre 'incident' in Africa. The first time was in Uganda. On a hot, humid day on a long stretch of bitumen road. It was on the wide open ... Read more >

Formula Foundation

ZAMBIA | Thursday, 8 Mar 2012 | Views [195]

We can help make the world a better place for a young child. 

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ZAMBIA | Thursday, 8 Mar 2012 | Views [199]


The Politics of Politeness.

ZAMBIA | Tuesday, 6 Mar 2012 | Views [481]

From an early age, I was taught to share and, by default, to wait in line for things. I learnt that there is order and rhyme and reason for everything. Although I learnt this in my early years before I started school, much of this theory was embedded ... Read more >

The Girl in the Orange Socks.... and other stuff

ZAMBIA | Saturday, 25 Feb 2012 | Views [532]

The sun was struggling to rise, instead, the sky opened and rain didn't just fall, it was coming down in sheets. Like lasagne sheets in a pasta machine. The rain just fell, and fell, and fell. It didn't stop. Until later. Much later. It was like turning ... Read more >

Globalisation and the African Sun.

ZAMBIA | Sunday, 19 Feb 2012 | Views [297]

As i sit in the warm African sun, My mind is racing, my thoughts are crowding my mind. I think about the people who have commented that My life is now worlds apart from theirs and how do I survive? this got me thinking, our worlds are not that far ... Read more >

Photos: Social exchanges

ZAMBIA | Monday, 6 Feb 2012 | Photo Gallery

People, people, people
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It's all about people

ZAMBIA | Monday, 6 Feb 2012 | Views [244]

Our lives are filled with social situations and exchanges of communication with other people. Whether it be a quick exchange at a petrol station, or a long lasting friendship that lasts years - it's all about people. There are those that are said ... Read more >

Jimmy Hewitt-Grylls

ZAMBIA | Monday, 30 Jan 2012 | Views [354]

Despite all that Zambia has to offer, working inside all day long can produce major cabin fever. The colours, sights, sounds, and smells get lost and forgotten and a chair, desk and computer can be taken and placed anywhere in the world, effectively ... Read more >

Photos: Hewitt & Grylls strike back

ZAMBIA | Monday, 30 Jan 2012 | Photo Gallery

Jimmy Hewitt Aka Jimmy Grylls
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Photos: General

TANZANIA | Sunday, 29 Jan 2012 | Photo Gallery

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The women of Africa.

ZAMBIA | Sunday, 29 Jan 2012 | Views [302]

After my first week here, i think I have settled in. the jet lag is long gone and I feel like I am home.  In some ways, the week has been uneventful, in other ways not so. The obvious disparities that exist both inside and out the gate are a ... Read more >

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