Reluctant Memsahib

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Reluctant Memsahib
The diary of wife, mother and failed domestic goddess in Africa
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  • Mothers: Making the Right Choice. Or Advice for Alice. 2 weeks ago I’m going to pose a dilemma. It’s one that might present in clearly defined black and white – as it has in my experience and in my protagonist’s, let’s call her Alice – or it might have emerged in blurredlines and shades of grey. But it’s one that is faced, to some degree, at some...
  • Bridges 2 weeks ago My eldest daughter has a difficult conundrum at work. A conundrum that would not have presented in my world at her age. I’m not even sure the right language was there then. She is too young for this dilemma and I too old to know exactly what to say: how can I relate when I […]
  • After the Storm 3 weeks ago   A morning walk. I learned a long time ago that days in lonely places need to be kick-started aggressively. Get the endorphins pumping as your heart pounds then the long hours ahead seem less weighty; abbreviated. The dogs follow me from the moment I wake up. I sternly say, ‘I’m going back...
  • Ballast 3 weeks ago So there. It’s all over. The busy-ness. The business of family and Christmas and kids. I am always struck by the deafening roar of silence that follows the brouhaha of a full house.  I can hear myself think. And that’s not always a good thing. Amelia left last week. My sister and her brood...
  • Crafting Good Enough Company 3 months 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 […]

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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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