The life changing magic of tidying up after your kids

When I lived in Mozambique I had a maid. Two maids in fact. Not at the same time, but in different apartments. Two wonderful women who transformed my dirty laundry into neat pressed piles of t-shirts, calm rows of dresses lined up in the wardrobe, who made dirty dishes disappear and caused fresh fruit to…

Playing at life

I lived in Mozambique once. I learned Portuguese. I learned Portuguese in the mornings from a Brazilian woman and in the evenings from a Mozambican student.  I learned Portuguese in meetings, in the office canteen, in a capoeira class  and on field trips to the provinces. I learned it quickly, but I lived in fear…