I’ve seen more people talking about mental health, and that is real encouraging. We’re moving from times when mental illness was seen as demon-possession, a “White man’s disease”, seeking attention, to what it really is: illness that needs treatment. It is quite an extreme sport being African. If it wasn’t the blatant dismissal of mental … More Where to Get: Free/Low-Cost Counselling in Zimbabwe (Updated)
I am back! I have many excuses as to why I have not been around for almost 6 weeks! My computer broke down & went in for repairs. I hate writing blogs on my phone. An inordinate amount of family gatherings. Elections Post-elections The dog ate my homework… maybe? I don’t know… The problem with … More It’s Been a While… Plus Some Overdue Shoutouts.
Follow my blog with Bloglovin First of all, I hate Shark Week! Hate it! Hate it! Aunt Flo is probably the worst villain of the last five thousand years (right up there with Thanos) and on top of that, she has the worst fashion sense. Baggy pants? Over-sized t-shirts? Lipstick the shade of a badly … More Shark Week Survival Tips Featuring: HeyAnci
Winter is the season when we have sniffles, the odd sneeze, and the cold. But one disease creeps up in this season, that is frightening, debilitating and requires a lot of time and resources… THE MAN FLU.. (insert frightening music here) The Man Flu has been described as almost as painful as labour and being … More Man-Flu Survival Tips!!!
When I was in high school, it was a given for me that my skin would start itching like crazy when winter hit. It was a disaster, to the point that I’d have scratch marks by September. When I finally told my mom about it, she replied, matter-of-factly, “Your skin’ll be dry.”Since then I’ve realised … More No Ash and Straw This Winter!
As I’m writing this, it is chilly and windy in Harare, and I’m debating leaving my comfy blanket to make myself a cup of tea. Winter is unpredictable in Zim, from warm days in one part to snow in other parts (I was born in Gweru, so I know snowy winters!). No matter how bad … More Surviving Winter, Part 1: Bedding
Winter is here, and my Quarter Wife is probably mad at me right now because I haven’t started on her booties and beanie. I have been promising to knit them for her since March, and I’m still twiddling my fingers (erm… blame it on the blog? Yes? No? No). I have no one to blame … More Where to Get: Knitting Stuff
Mother’s Day has come and gone. We have celebrated our mothers, remembered those no longer with us, and shown love to those who have played a motherly role in our lives. I also want to take a little bit of time to celebrate a group of people who have played a huge role in my … More My Mommy Blogger Tribe (in my head)
Mother’s Day is in 4 days, and while I was scrambling, trying to figure out what to get my mother for this year, I came across this gem on Twitter: What to get mom on Mother’s Day? Dishwashing liquid and bleach, suggests Africa’s largest supermarket @CheckersSA pic.twitter.com/fjM6FuR9NT — AP du Plessis (@ap1pel) May 7, 2018 … More Mother’s Day Ideas… in Zimbabwe.
I hope you noticed the amazing news! The Quarter Wife has changed addresses!! Eeeeek! I am now thequarterwife.com! *Insert celebratory music here* The blog even got a makeover to herald the change. I made it a bit sleeker, less cluttered and easier to access the posts. Enjoy the new blog, and don’t worry, if you … More Intermission: One, Two Testing…