Today marks 6 years and 1 year, respectively, since the passing of two amazing and beautiful friends.  This scripture has been a deep, personal comfort in both cases, since the Lord spoke this to me in 2012, after the passing of the first friend.  So, when we lost the second friend last year, this scripture … Continue reading Remembrance


Mitchell Road Zoo

What do you think these creatures have in common? These are all critters that we've encountered at our house in the past couple of months!  Google defines a zoo as "an establishment which maintains a collection of wild animals, typically in a park or gardens, for study, conservation, or display to the public".  Now, we … Continue reading Mitchell Road Zoo


"Attitude is the difference between an ordeal and an adventure"...

Where The Wild (Horses) Are

Some of you will be familiar with the fact that we do not have a supermarket in Bulembu.  As such, the brave (see "those with an SUV/similar vehicle) venture onto the dirt road to Piggs Peak or beyond into other towns in Swaziland to do grocery shopping.  For others (current company included) grocery shopping means … Continue reading Where The Wild (Horses) Are

EEK…uhm…Adventure :)

*DISCLAIMER: Not for sensitive, insect-loving individuals* 😉 You know you live in a village in Swaziland when...a cockroach dashes across your desk as you are mid-sentence in a response email to a team! Of course this does not imply that a cockroach would not have run across my desk in Pretoria or any other more … Continue reading EEK…uhm…Adventure 🙂


Nostalgia can be defined as “a sentimental longing or wistful affection for a period in the past”. (Google).Today I am feeling particularly nostalgic. As I attempt to consider the fullness of what the Lord has blessed me with over the past 8 months, I can but stand back and drop my jaw. There is no … Continue reading Nostalgia


Reasons that I love my job #1,000,001: Dealing with people who are as passionate about Bulembu as we are, who go to great lengths to help out and make a difference, and who are simply cool like that! But now this certainly takes "dedication to the cause" to a whole new level! This is the … Continue reading Dedication