On epidemics, education and connection…

When the World Health Organisation declared that the COVID-19 virus was a global health emergency, a whole manner of elements of daily life got shut down. While the majority of this shut-down and the quarantines are centred on China and the provinces around the epicentre, Wuhan, here in neighbouring Vietnam, we have been feeling the … Continue reading On epidemics, education and connection…

On language barriers and the importance of communication…

I live in a country where the primary spoken language is Kiswahili. While English is in common use, the language you are most likely to encounter on a day-to-day basis is Kiswahili. I've lived here now for 9 months and, while my understanding of the language is slowly but surely increasing, I am in no … Continue reading On language barriers and the importance of communication…

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?