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The good, the bad and the downright ugly
September 24, 2011, 8:14 am

 

Dear Family and Friends,

The good, the bad and the ugly is a very apt description of life in Zimbabwe this week. The good has come in the form of the fast approaching rainy season. Temperatures have soared over the last few days and the first rain clouds have started to gather on the horizon. Heaven in the garden has come from standing under the drooping, dripping mulberr
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Lies and spies
September 18, 2011, 1:40 am

 

Dear Family and Friends,

We are neck deep in Wikileaks cables and the high tide is still flooding in. Every day the leaked diplomatic cables are providing evidence that nothing is as it seems in Zimbabwe. The cables have exposed lies and spies, hypocrisy and duplicity, and double standards of monumental proportions. The nation is holding its breath as we wait to find out
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Lost in smoke and haze
September 10, 2011, 12:07 pm

 

Dear Family and Friends,

It’s that time of year when fires are burning on every horizon, leaving us shrouded in a blanket of smoke almost every day. Bright blue summer skies are permanently smudged with grey, white and yellow smoke and the wind is heavy with dust and ash. Fires are out of control again this year, mostly because there are no longer clear boundaries b
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A hundred and twenty years
September 3, 2011, 12:42 pm

 

Dear Family and Friends,

Doing a favour for a couple who were leaving the country, a friend and I went to collect a crate of books from their rapidly emptying home. It was a very heavy, slatted plank, wooden crate and contained perhaps fifty books. The books had belonged to the man’s grandfather, Donald Moody, who came to the country in an ox drawn wagon in 1892. He
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