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Running on the roof
June 6, 2014, 3:32 pm


Dear Family and Friends,

Early every winter a little tree squirrel arrives on my roof and goes into a frenzy of activity. He snacks voraciously on seeds put out for birds, attracting considerable feathered abuse in the process; he collects pieces of lichen, leaves and grass to make his winter nest and then he parades on the roof which seems to be his prime position for at
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Rushing red rivers
May 23, 2014, 5:00 pm


Dear Family and Friends,

Driving towards Zimbabwe from a neighbouring country recently it was hard not to be overwhelmed by two dramatically different sights that seem to tell the story of the subcontinent so well.  Through every town and village you see such poverty and people living in such primitive conditions that it’s hard to believe these are places in th
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Rebels who dared to criticise
May 2, 2014, 2:37 pm


Dear Family and Friends,

Dramatic developments are underway in Zimbabwe. Every day the headlines are screaming, the editorials scathing and the criticism fierce as we watch fifteen years unravel in front of our eyes.  We saw this coming,  it seemed inevitable but still it is cause for bitter disappointment.  

In February 2009 when our  dol
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The rare sound of satisfaction
April 17, 2014, 12:03 pm


Dear Family and Friends,

This is not my usual letter about events in Zimbabwe because frankly we’re all sick to death of reading, writing and talking about the excesses of our leaders; the corruption and political infighting. We’re sickened at every obscene new government- linked salary scandal while ordinary companies just can’t cope and are closing dow
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Big hats, tractors and football players
April 4, 2014, 3:10 pm


Dear Family and Friends,

Eight months after Zimbabwe’s elections a weary resignation has  settled over the country. Internal fighting and jostling for positions has become the order of the day in the opposition party, while accusations, finger pointing and faction fighting in the ruling party makes daily headlines.  All this has left people who sacrificed
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