Aug 10, 2012 - General    7 Comments

Changing pace

As the wife of a wildlife photographer, I know that holidays do not mean relaxation. When Will and I travel, we are usually busier than ever. Sunrise and sunset provide the best light of the day and therefore cannot be missed! During the ‘bad-light’ hours, it is important to get familiar with the sights in order to decide where to spend sunrise and sunset.

On our first night in Zambia, we slept solidly for 13 hours, waking at 9am. When we did wake up (no alarm set!), we took our time before ambling to get breakfast. It means that although I am in a strange, new country, I am not on holiday. This is something different…

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Aug 2, 2012 - General    3 Comments

How to cut hair

Will requires a haircut once a month. If he waits any longer than that, he ends up with clumps of hair sticking out in the wrong directions. I can always tell when he has breached 4 weeks because he permanently wears a baseball cap, even at dinner.

For the past two weeks, Will has not been seen without his baseball cap. However, on this occasion, the delay has been my fault.

We have been waiting until I finished work so I could go with Will to Tony’s Barbers to watch and learn. You see, in Zambia, I will be Will’s barber.

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Jul 13, 2012 - General    4 Comments

Making lists

I am female, and I am a junior doctor. This can only mean one thing: I love making lists!

List-making is a hugely beneficial skill when you are about to up-root your life and head for rural Zambia. However, the sheer amount of stuff that I need to do is really putting my abilities to the test.

To give a flavour of the kind of things that need doing before departure, I have complied an A-to-Z of what I have been up to lately:

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Jul 12, 2012 - General    4 Comments

What am I about to do?

On 8th August 2012, I will be boarding a plane to Lusaka, Zambia.

On 7th August 2013, I will be returning to work as a doctor in the UK.

Everything in between is unwritten.

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