Reluctant Memsahib

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Reluctant Memsahib
The diary of wife, mother and failed domestic goddess in Africa
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  • Crafting Good Enough Company 3 weeks ago Hat is describing a school function via Skype.  I witness her frustration in her frowns and the way she narrows her eyes when she’s cross. (A memory: when I was a child we had a book about science, it imagined a far off scenario where we could see the face of the person we were […]
  • To Market, to Market ... 2 months 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? 2 months 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 months 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 months 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 […]

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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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