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Spring doesn't come quietly
September 1, 2012, 10:33 am


Dear Family and Friends,

It’s red in Zimbabwe at the moment, all shades of cool, warm and hot red.  A fortnight earlier than last year the Musasa trees have thrown off all their old dusty leaves and announced spring.  In a perfect artists palette the colours of the new leaves range from a soft delicate pink to shimmering orange, hot crimson and  deep
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They don't exist anymore
August 25, 2012, 7:33 am


Dear Family and Friends,

It’s one down and two to go in our deeply suspicious Zimbabwe. After very inadequate advertising about what information was being sought and why, our 2012 census got underway. It was met with more than a little suspicion. It had followed a fortnight of mayhem with soldiers demanding they be registered as enumerators, invading workshops, inti
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All eyes turned south
August 18, 2012, 9:37 am


Dear Family and Friends,

Despite the mayhem with soldiers trying to take over our census and the brewing storm over our proposed draft constitution, all eyes turned south this week. With an estimated three million Zimbabweans living and working in South Africa, both legally and illegally, for many people our southern neighbour has become a second home. We all have friends
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Cold shivers down our spines
August 11, 2012, 10:57 am


Dear Family and Friends,

Everything about life in Zimbabwe this past fortnight has been very confusing. On the natural front, spring arrived. Musasa pods began splitting and dropping and deciduous trees started shaking off their dusty winter  leaves. Our gardens came alive with returning migrant birds such as  woodland Kingfishers and Orioles; African Hoopoes re
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Poppets in a cardboard box
July 28, 2012, 10:36 am


Dear Family and Friends,

Sitting in empty cardboard boxes on the pavement outside a supermarket, two little children paint a vivid picture of life in urban Zimbabwe today. It’s been three and half years since the winners of our 2008 elections were forced to share power with the losers and life isn’t easy for most people. In February 2009 when our own currency
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