Dar Diaries , Life , Tanzania
My Body’s Rude Awakening

The first day of gym ended in an awkward revival of energy I didn’t even know I would have left on Friday evening. I haven’t gymed in almost 10 years, I was more drawn to Zumba for the past couple of years which ground to a halt about 4 years ago. I tried to get back

Dar Diaries
Afternoon at the National Museum of Tanzania

Today was a fabulous day! I lived! I genuinely lived! It was a public holiday and I needed some desperate rest, last week was so bad, for two days I couldn’t seem to get past my front door. I was so exhausted. This week has been a bit better, but today makes me feel alive!

Dar Diaries
It’s Great Being Useful Again

I am back in Dar es Salaam, there is nothing that prepares you for the heat.  The shift from 9 degrees Celsius to 25 degrees is such a shock to my system. But I am also beginning to realise just how fast my body is adjusting to the heat of Dar es Salaam, I can

Dar Diaries , Travel
Welcome to Mbeya!

Today I am in Mbeya, it is a region in the Southern Highlands of Tanzania, and it is super cold I am feeling the Nairobi cold, my feet are cold in my shoes and my clothes are starting to feel wet. It’s a shock from the heat and humidity of Dar. The flight here was

Dar Diaries
Learning to Love & Trust Rose

It has been a whirlwind the past two weeks I haven’t written or read fiction in weeks, not good. Work has taken centre stage and that normally becomes a concern for me. I constantly remind myself that it is essential to fight for time for Rose so I can relax and also do something for

Dar Diaries
Kenya’s Myopia is Curable

It’s a new month! Hallelujah! I can’t take it for granted that God has brought me thus far into 2018. Tanzania is proving to be a very interesting place. Moving from Dar to a cooler – more familiar cooler and freezing Nairobi-esque – Iringa, is proving to be a very interesting learning experience. Talking to



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