Reluctant Memsahib

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Reluctant Memsahib
The diary of wife, mother and failed domestic goddess in Africa
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  • Ecaping. 3 months ago Sometimes, sometimes because life heaps itself heavily upon you, you need to get away. Right away. Away from madding crowds and maddening chores and the mundanity of it all. So we did. We drove for hours across plains and up mountain sides and over roads rutted with rain. We drove west with a...
  • Counting Years, Counting Blessings 4 months ago     Yesterday it was 35 years since my father died. I do the math. He has been gone from my brother’s life for almost twice as long as he was in it; nearly three times as many years as he was there for my little sister.  In tragedy you can be lucky: I was […]
  • Sending you the World ... 5 months ago Sending you big skies and space and hoping you are safe and staying sane in Lockdown everywhere. From West Kilimanjaro, looking across the sway of a saddle towards Longido, Namanaga and Ambosli on the border with Kenya.   We sat here with a flask of tea yesterday and I marvelled at that huge...
  • Another Life, Another Minute 6 months ago I imagine London falling quiet, quieter, today at eleven for a minute. A minute to remember the fallen of the NHS. Today there would be been almost nobody on the streets, in cabs, on trains, today most of those who stood, hands clasps before them, heads bowed in reverence and thought, would have...
  • New Mountain Views 6 months ago We are steeped and soggy on the farm; the rain keeps falling. The cat comes into our bedroom in the small hours, loudly announcing his arrival and complaining bitterly that he is cold and wet and hungry. He won’t shut up until I towel him dry and he begins to purr; his purr is engine […] Featured Expat Blog Badge:

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Abigail Duplussis
18:08 PM November 12, 2014

Excellent writing. You are teaching us and sharing your world and thoughts, thank you. Teaching is a wonderful calling. Jesus taught people in His parables. It is wonderful your daughter has chosen to teach, she will bless people and it will return to bless her.

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