Zimbabwe’s struggle to breathe – how it looks from where I am

Caged bird in Zimbabwe

Caged bird – Zimbabwe, Africa

Zimbabwe is in real trouble – in a frantic struggle for breath.

The police and military are on the streets trying to force the people back inside – to keep them away from the demonstration against corruption that has been called for tomorrow. Evidence of whippings and intimidation already circle social media.

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London Unmasked

London – during lockdown 2020

Four months of lockdown is a long time.

The door has opened slowly over the last few weeks but life still feels strangely slow motion, especially here in the City of London.

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Ten tips to help with a house move

This was written in 2012 – more moving followed, which is when the photographs were taken. Hope there’s something in here that’s useful for someone.

The Phraser

Packed up for the move The packers are in the building

House moves are stressful. We’ve done a few…twelve in two decades, which means a fairly constant state of pack and unpack.

Five of the moves have been with three children and a dog, and of those five family moves, two have been international.

Here’s a little of what we’ve learned, written with huge respect for all on the move.

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