Painting is Just Another Way of Keeping a Diary

I was asked to paint some pictures for staff who were leaving Isamilo International School in Mwanza this year. These images were the results. Which one is your favourite? I am now off work for 8 weeks… so plenty of time for painting, sewing and lots of crafty fun. And as Pablo Picasso once said:…

Monkey Shenanigans in my Back Garden.

Before moving to Tanzania I stumbled upon a blog post written by a teacher who was working in Mwanza, about how her whiteboard pen had been thieved mid-lesson by a cheeky monkey. I remember thinking that this would be one of the best teaching anecdotes ever which I could only dream of experiencing first-hand and…

The Hibiscus Thieves

Since I’ve been in Mwanza two things which I’ve enjoyed seeing are the little black faced monkeys who regularly visit our garden and the large colourful hibiscus flowers which grow everywhere. However, I have noticed that remnants of these stunning flowers were often strewn on the lawn.  I didn’t know why, until now. While I…