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24 carat pigeons
February 18, 2012, 8:11 am

 

Dear Family and Friends,

The chat around the table the other day was how many fat pigeons were shot with stones from the catapults of kids in the areas of Hot Springs and Nyanyadzi as the road heads south to Birchenough Bridge. It is the most amazing 125 kilometre stretch of road which starts eleven hundred metres above sea level in Mutare and drops to four hundred and fi
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Eating stolen fruit
February 11, 2012, 7:26 pm

 

Dear Family and Friends.

It’s mango time in Zimbabwe. Small, sweet, sticky orange mangoes whose string gets caught in your teeth; these are the mangoes we used to play with as kids, washing them when the pulp was finished, combing the string into hair and then drawing a face on the hard oval pip.  Then there are the big kidney shaped mangoes which you really ne
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Footprints in the dust
February 4, 2012, 10:29 am

 

Dear Family and Friends,

A disturbance before dawn one morning this week led to the search for who or what had made the noise on the roof. Running footsteps, a thump and a thud and then the eerie quiet. Following an invisible scent, the dogs showed the route taken by the intruder. Running with increasing frenzy, noses millimetres off the ground, they stormed under hedges
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Why so hush, hush?
January 28, 2012, 9:07 am

 

Dear Family and Friends,

When I arrived at my local Post Office this week I couldn’t believe my eyes as I squinted through the brick dust and picked my way around the rubble.  For the past six weeks there have been increasingly loud whispers that the Post Office was moving out of the Post Office. (Yes you read that right!) At first I thought it was some sort of
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Just doing my job
January 22, 2012, 6:31 am

 

Dear Family and Friends,

All week we received increasing warnings about an approaching cyclone. ZBC radio and TV advised people to avoid low lying areas, not to try and cross flooded bridges or fast moving rivers and to be prepared for heavy rainfall and big storms. Whilst warning us about the approaching weather system, ZBC reminded us that the last cyclone to hit Zimbab
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