Author Archives: laurabramblett

primary 2.0

My second year at the primary school has officially begun.  Well, school actually began on 15 January so this post is only about a 1/6 of a year late.  As you know, I was present for a bit of the … Continue reading

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(Secrets of the Universally Recognized Volunteers Intently Vying to Astonish Locals with Guile Utilized that Intensifies Desired Effect) A handbook to easily solve issues that arise from living a Volunteer’s life A way to fill up blog space during a … Continue reading

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the arrival of the other white Zulu (holiday, pt. 2)

Imagine your favourite seasonal food. Go ahead: choose any season, any food – but it mustn’t be available year round. You wait for this special item for months, craving it and impatiently passing the time until its arrival. And when … Continue reading

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laughing fits & restaurant food (holiday, pt. 1)

Well, it’s been a hot minute since I’ve written, hasn’t it? The next two posts will be less than literarily demanding in that they’re simple summaries of the past two months. Today’s dispatch covers my escapades from mid-December through just … Continue reading

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sawubona phambili, 2014

Two weeks left of 2013? To be incredibly unoriginal: this year has absolutely flown and I cannot believe it’s already drawing to a close. It’s insane to think that I’ve seen a full Sun frolic since last year’s epic Drakensberg … Continue reading

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