What are you made of? 

Not all girls are made of sugar and spice and all things nice. Some girls are made of adventure, fine beer, brains and no fear. If you were to make a 'recipe for you', what would it contain?  What are the essential ingredients that make you who you are? I read the above quote and … Continue reading What are you made of? 

The Art of the Apology

In Kiswahili there is a simple four-letter word that has far greater meaning than one would first think. 'Pole' (pronounced 'po-lay') is simply translated as 'Sorry', yet the actual meaning of this is a lot more complex.  On a daily basis in East Africa and particularly in Tanzania, you will hear 'pole' being said approximately … Continue reading The Art of the Apology

Ode to the Elephant

"If elephants didn't exist, you couldn't invent one. They belong to a small group of living things so unlikely they challenge credulity and common sense." - Lyall Watson As someone who finds nature completely fascinating, you can imagine that living in a land that counts giraffes, lions and zebra as the locals adds up to … Continue reading Ode to the Elephant