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It has been raining most of the day. I haven’t gone out except to go to the shop downstairs for staples: potatoes, chillies, sugar. It’s one of those days that makes you think of hot chocolate. There is no powdered chocolate here. I drink very sweet instant coffee, and that kind of does the trick. … Continue reading



When I wake up in the morning, I have the tiniest sense of internal energy. My body does not feel energetic at all: it is quite content to lie on the couch with my eyes closed as long as I will allow that. But there is something inside that is different. I decide the feeling … Continue reading


The typhoid post

We had a holiday on Thursday. I confess to not remembering it that well. At 5 a.m., I went to the holy site to meet Miss Japanese and Maths Ma’am for rounds. After a little while, an English teacher I haven’t mentioned before came. She’s the class teacher for one of my classes and the … Continue reading