Home Assignment

My first home assignment in the UK has nearly arrived after an eventful two years which have involved learning to live in oppressive humidity, gaining a second language, gradually getting to grips with new cultural norms…oh and acquiring a wife! Annet

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A Tale of Two Weddings

Getting married is exhausting and exhilarating in equal measure. Getting married twice in two days is to endure a financial, emotional and physical crucible. Yet last month I experienced such heights of joy and fatigue as I married fellow BMS

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The Face of Justice

Glancing around at the curios on display my eyes alighted upon a striking wooden mask with smoothed yet well-defined features, cheeks and forehead etched with a bi-coloured pattern of triangles. I turned to the shop attendant, “Excuse me, do you

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Tales from the riverbank

“…at last he came to the banks of the great grey-green, greasy Limpopo River, all set about with fever-trees…”  (The Elephant’s Child, Rudyard Kipling) Mozambique is a land of great rivers, twenty-five of them in fact. Zambezi, Licungo, Pungwe, Ruvuma,

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Red, White and Blue

Logos serve as a distinct visual signature for people to easily recognise an organisation. Glancing at a logo can immediately fill your mind with images and feelings associated with products, companies and their ideals and values. Yet logos can also

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Sons of the light

The most unwelcome visitor to my apartment is sadly also one of the most frequent – the power cut.  As office air conditioning units conspire to overload the city’s power grid, I expect electricity to periodically disconnect during the day.

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