Category Archives: Wednesday photo

Wednesday photo: Umtsimba dancing

A few months ago I participated in my first Swazi wedding. The bride had already been teka-ed and lobola was finally paid. The bride was my make’s elder sister, and I am guessing it had been 40 years since her … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo: Food for 700

A couple weeks ago I was invited to a teacher’s retirement party. I ended up in the kitchen helping out, because you can always use two more hands when you are feeding 700 people.        We filled 600 clam … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo: Eating out on vacation

While on vacation with my parents, we ate at many restaurants, but also prepared some of our own food.  I had two spectacular burgers and an amazing plate of seafood.      Now it’s time to get back into the grind … 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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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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Wednesday photo: Bright bourgainvillea and turquoise water 

We had to backtrack a bit today after a complicated morning and lots of rain yesterday.  It was totally worth it for the blue sky, beautiful flowers, turquoise water, and tortoises. The giant tortoises deserve their own post, so this … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo: Beet harvest

As spring becomes more and more like summer, my garden is finally producing lots.     These were my pickings on Tuesday, plus two shopping bags full of lettuce leaves, and I successfully gave it all away (except the herbs, which … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo: Sibhaca dance

On Monday I attended Swaziland’s trade fair so that I could purchase a new internet package. I have so much more data now!    While I was there, a sibhaca competition was in progress. This is the male version of … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo: How to iron a lihiya

As my family was preparing for a wedding of a relative, my eldest bhuti showed me the traditional way to “iron” a lihiya. A lihiya is a piece of fabric worn like a wrap-around skirt in traditional dress.  It turns … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo: Viva vagina

“Viva vagina” was the pumped-up cheer our condom demonstrator gave in the middle of a female condom demonstration. The session was part of a day-long training about HIV and activities that can be used in our communities for G15 during … Continue reading

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