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Written by Tamie

Sunday is the worst day of the week

Every Sunday I think about that Huffington Post article written to parents of young children in church. And every Sunday I am unconvinced by it. We have no creche or Sunday school but each week at church, people say to me, ‘It’s fine for him to run around,’ ‘We don’t […]

Tanzanian proverbs about keeping on going

Particularly among university students, there is a desire for self-, life-, and nation-improvement. Sometimes that can feel very overwhelming, whether it’s in the pressures of exams or the bigger picture of being one person trying to make a difference in their nation. These proverbs seem particularly relevant. Haba na haba […]

Lenten cross


Happy Easter! This year for Lent our family started a new tradition, the Lenten Cross. It was inspired by how much Elliot loved our Jesse Tree for Advent (below). We are keen to build some of the rhythms of the church year into our family life in a sustainable way […]

March book reviews

a fine balance

A Fine Balance, Rohinton Mistry Set in India in the 70s and 80s, this is the story of two tailors who according to their caste should be tanners, their unlikely friend the college student, and his land lady, plus assorted colourful minor characters. This is a very long novel in […]