Monthly Archives: May 2017

30 May 2017

Final despatch. No 7. 29/30 May 2017. Monday 29 May. Sadly the end is in sight and it’s to Lilongwe, Johannesburg and home tomorrow. It’s been a hectic two weeks but I return home well satisfied the orphan initiative is … Continue reading

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27 May 2017

Despatch number 6. 26 and 27 May. Friday 26 May. Having loafed about yesterday it was back to the bucking bronco Hilux and school visits. Manukwa school is the largest primary in the kingdom with over 700 children. It has … Continue reading

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24 May 2017

Despatch number 5 Wednesday 24 May. On my last trip Stephens two dogs managed to keep up a barking symphony most of the night, now they have developed a constant howl which would not have been out of place in … Continue reading

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23 May 2017

Despatch number 4. Covering 22 and 23 May. Monday 22 May. On waking I was reconciled to a boring day in town doing what one has to do as the tedium of running an operation in Africa. But no, on … Continue reading

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21 May 2017

Despatch no 3 covering 20 and 21 May. Saturday. With dogs barking and wailing most of the night outside the compound there was never going to be a risk of sleeping in so we duly set out on time not … Continue reading

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19 May 2017

Despatch number 2 covering 18 and 19 May. Thursday 18 May. Glorious sunshine on rising to an orchestra of house sparrows, raucous calls from a pen of quails (bred for consumption) and an African city coming to life – how … Continue reading

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17 May 2017

Despatch number one from Zambia.  Safely back again in Chipata after a 6 month break. As ever the journey here was not without its hurdles. It all started at terminal 5 when trying to pay for an extra suitcase of … Continue reading

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