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Mutton masquerading as lamb
January 15, 2011, 10:50 am

 

 

Dear Family and Friends,

This Christmas I had the unique opportunity of seeing my own country through the eyes of friends and relations from overseas. It was a very strange experience, often sad and embarrassing, sometimes funny but always met with the statement: ‘only in Zimbabwe.”

My visitors wanted to see everything and so we hit the
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A million gossamer wings
December 18, 2010, 3:19 pm

 

 

Dear Family and Friends,

As Zimbabwe arrives at Christmas 2010 it is opportune to record what some of our leaders have been saying recently. Their words give insight into their thoughts and warnings as to where we may be heading in the 2011.

Speaking to delegates at the Zanu PF annual congress in Mutare, Mr Mugabe said it was time for revenge:


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Mosquito swatters
December 11, 2010, 12:22 pm

 

 

Dear Family and Friends,

Christmas in Zimbabwe is a sumptuous extravaganza of peaches and plums, litchis and apricots. It’s the time of flying ants and flame lilies, of dark purple skies and vivid, searing streaks of lightning crackling in the air. This year Christmas is coming with some of the most violent and torrential rain storms we have ever seen
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"She knows!"
December 4, 2010, 12:10 pm

 

 

Dear Family and Friends,

Before dawn the sound of wheelbarrows fill my suburban neighbourhood. Around the craters which once were potholes, through cavernous gullies which are consuming the tar and around the muddy swamps where vehicles have skidded and got stuck. The wheelbarrows are negotiated through the deep sand drifts which have gathered on corners, i
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Redhead
November 28, 2010, 5:57 am

 

 

Dear Family and Friends,

Three months ago a Redheaded Weaver arrived in my garden and began building a nest in exactly the same spot as the last time it had been here a few years ago. The male is a very striking individual with a bright scarlet head, chest and upper back. It’s impossible not to notice him when he’s in the garden. There was nothi
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