Monthly Archives: October 2017

A few more photos from dancing Umhlanga

Because I have so many wonderful photos from PCV Kirby at http://www.whatiskirbydoing.com, I want to share a few more of the Umhlanga ceremony. If you want to read more about my experience, check out day six  (delivering the reeds) and … Continue reading

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A moment in my life: Luck

So many entertaining things happen in my life in Swaziland. These are the moments I will want to remember because they make me laugh, and they show insight into my daily routine. These moments are often hard to photograph and … Continue reading

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Day seven: Dancing time

The day of big dancing started off like every other day – with me unsure of what was going to happen. It turns out that Monday’s activities are a replica of Sunday’s, except that the reeds have already been delivered. … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo: Drying herbs

Most of my herbs in my garden have been growing like crazy. The more I pick, the more they grow, and I am having a hard time keeping up. I have started hanging the herbs to dry in my room, … Continue reading

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Delivering the reeds in photos

Delivering the reeds was everything I wanted and more. You can read about that day here. I finally got the 1500 photos from day six and day seven, so here are the best ones from delivering the reeds. Please note … Continue reading

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Catching up with Cedric

Many of my travels in the last year have not been Cedric the gnome friendly. I can’t really say, hey lion, let me pose my gnome with you. This has led to a lack of Cedric adventures, plus he was … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo: Skipping rope

Today was the third session of my healthy living skipping rope activity at the primary school.  It was the best yet as numbers dropped from 150 to 15. Today’s learners participated and proved they learned something in the first session.  … Continue reading

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