Category Archives: Angola

Stuff about where I live

Gimme a “Zac”!

Life can be tough for a Diplomatic Spouse, particularly when you’re a lazy Englishman who can’t be bothered to learn the local language. It’s enough of a challenge for me to explain to my driver Dino that I want to … Continue reading

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Back Down to Earth With a Bump

In the last two and a bit weeks I have enjoyed the clear mountain air of Utah (including a motorcycling weekend), been carried along the wave of glamour and spectacle that is the Las Vegas Strip, and spent two days … Continue reading

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Lazy Weekend

Finding ourselves with no commitments or firm plans Karen and I had a quiet weekend watching TV and writing and scrapbooking. I am reminded of the need for regular exercise too (each time I look down), so we trudged up … Continue reading

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The Other Side of the Street

Torrential rain yesterday caused such bad traffic congestion that Dino and I had to divert to an inferior (if that’s possible) but nearer supermarket. I had my Flip camera with me again, and on the way home the rain had … Continue reading

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Broken, But On The Mend

Luanda is a city still broken in many ways by years of war, but it’s also busy trying to mend itself. While this is probably evident internally too — in business and bureaucratic affairs — I’m going to stick to … Continue reading

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Lights, Camera, Action!

Having spent a lovely Christmas in London with the children we brought them back out with us to Luanda for New Year’s, and the two-day tour we took on Jan 3&4 was the perfect outing for my favourite Christmas present: … Continue reading

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The Hitcher

How was your Christmas? I spent mine gaining weight, mostly. First full day back in Luanda today and the children are enjoying a brief spell of warm weather before returning to the UK next year/month/week. My other main activity over … Continue reading

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