Reluctant Memsahib

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Reluctant Memsahib
The diary of wife, mother and failed domestic goddess in Africa
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  • To Market, to Market ... 1 day ago To market, to market to buy a fat pig (or sell some lampshades) Home again, home again, jiggety jig.   Home. 2 000 Klm round trip. To a fair to sell my wares. The heat bore down and the social onslaught threatened to overwhelm. So much air kissing. Mwah mwah.  (The acquaintances). Throwing arms...
  • A Waste of a Cambridge Education? 1 week ago   On Sunday my eldest daughter will be 21. She’s thousands and thousands of miles away. A teacher now. Or a teacherintraining. I say to an acquaintance, when they enquire as to where my children are and what they are doing: “Melie? Oh, she’s teaching’. Teaching? Teaching. A degree from...
  • He. Me. We 2 weeks ago   I think about marriage a lot.   I think about it because if I were not married to Ant I would not be here. This would not be my choice. I am here because he is here and because I Do, I Am.   Here.   It’s a peculiar thing that I turn over […]
  • Gap Filling 3 weeks ago So here’s the thing. Because you – I – call myself ‘a writer’ (because it sounds better, when I’m asked what I do, than saying ‘erm … ahhhhm … err … Well I’m sort of a stay at home mum (whose part time mothering habit leaves her in an empty nest for most of the […]
  • Last Great Wilderness 3 weeks ago   The Selous Game Reserve is huge.   It hunkers low in Tanzania’s belly, its southern boundaries almost touching Mozambique. It’s big and hot and sprawls so that its spread is greater than whole countries; it’s bigger than Switzerland. It’s Africa unwieldy, a vast space of sky and scrub...

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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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