Scatterlings of Africa


Memories of Africa from a post I wrote two years ago, hope you enjoy.

Retirement and beyond

This  song was written by a South African singer, Johnny Clegg, and tells about the many people who were born in Africa, or  who, like me,  lived there for a considerable time, and are now scattered all over the world.

I was born in Ireland, but moved to Zimbabwe (then known as Rhodesia) in the 70s when I was newly wed and looking for adventure and a new life.    My four children were born there, and I stayed in Zimbabwe until 2002, almost 30 years.  We lived in a peaceful country with a great climate, in a country with lots of natural beauty, and with lots of wildlife and amazing scenery, sunrises and  sunsets like no other.   Life was good, we watched our children take their first steps, starting their own big adventures, learning to walk, learning to run, but always within the comfort of home and within…

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5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Frances Macaulay Forde
    Apr 26, 2017 @ 13:08:49

    I’ve shared the original post – as a ‘scattering’…

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  2. almeidadepaulo
    Apr 27, 2017 @ 00:56:12

    I was born in Mozambique, I know Rhodesia and Umtali…

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