Monday, 4 March 2013


I have been neglecting my blog of late and for that I apologise! However I'm going to say not many people noticed.

Why did I disappear off the blogosphere, one might ask if one was bothered. Well to be honest I have no answer. I have LOADS to write about, the students are not back on campus yet, so I'm not even teaching and my evenings have been pretty free. So, the only logical conclusion is that I am ridiculously lazy. For that I apologise profusely.

So what have I been up to? Well, I took a 3 week holiday to Tanzania during which I climbed Mount Kilimanjaro, spent 4 days on safari and lounged in the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean off the coast of Zanzibar.  (There will be blog posts to follow)

In work, we've been trying to get the pesky admin stuff done, including very annoyingly, trying to sort out my temporary employment permit (which I initially applied for 7 months ago) which has been lost by Immigration and also we have been gearing up to open our Academic Vision Centre, the first of it's kind in Africa. So despite the students not being around, we are being kept busy.

I have had time to have fun with good friends. I'm writing this after a mammoth weekend with my Mzuzu family watching movies, drinking beer and generally living in each others pockets for 3 days. I look at these times and remember how lucky I am.

However I do promise to get at least 2 blog posts about my Tanzania adventures up this week (going to be tough).

Quote for the day: "Get busy living, or get busy dying" Stephen King