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We all love bubbles…

As I’m sure my parents, and probably a few others, would agree, having little children in the school holidays can be a bit stressful. If you then multiply the number of kids with too much time on their hands by about 24, you get the holidays at the orphanage. The teachers at the orphanage are...

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Marathon for Nkoaranga, fancy a challenge?

Have you been looking for a way of helping out the kids but not sure how?  Well, this could be for you.  How about challenging yourself this April by taking part in the Taunton half marathon? There are also options for a full marathon or a fun run. Shujah says you can do it! Bethan...

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Birthdays, Birthdays, Everywhere…

Three more birthdays to acknowledge this month – it’s been a crazy one! Our fantastic little guy Andrea turned five a week ago today. He is starting school in January with the help of My African Child, a Danish organization that has taken on his sponsorship. Andrea is a sweet and funny kid – and...

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Worth a Thousand Words

Adam and Zawadi David Patty and Zawadi Big Ebenezer Big Ebenezer Loveness Loveness Baracka Simoni Adam and Simoni Baracka Stine Simoni Miriam Claire and Neema (Some of the best photos of our kids from this summer, huge thanks to Claire Wyatt for her talent!)

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Teleport, please?

I have to start by apologizing for the long delay between posts – I’ve been in the US visiting my wonderful family, which has been great – but has required two overnight flights in the last weeks, neither of which I slept on, so my body has no idea when or where I am! I’m...

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Going Personal – For Zi

For those of you who have been reading this blog since the beginning, you know that this was once just my private place to share my thoughts about my Tanzanian adventure, what I thought would be a fun four months, but has turned into a nonprofit that in less than a year has drilled a...

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On my way!

Publishing might be a bit sparse for the next week or so, but for excellent reason, as in just 10 hours I will be taking off to Tanzania, to be reunited with my beautiful babies! I’ve been counting down the days for months and the hours for days – I could not possibly be more...

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Meet Pendo

Pendo means love in Swahili, and she definitely needs it. Pendo has had quite a rough start in life. Zawadi, who is her sister, was born when Pendo was about two and a half. Shortly after Zi’s birth, their mother passed away and father disappeared. There appears to have been domestic violence involved, but there...

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Frozen moment

This is a completely sappy, personal, emotional post, so if that’s not your thing, please feel free to skip this and check out the other pages, or come back in a few days for something more rational!  I am only thirty seven days away from seeing the kids again – and I couldn’t be more...

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Days to celebrate

I have a confession to make, one that may not come as a huge surprise to those of you who have been following the blog for a while. I adore and am hopelessly in love with every single one of our kids. But one little girl has had her tiny fist wrapped around my heart...