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I do love a good week in review. Much more interesting than Melbourne, Australia!


Gotta love Simon's take on the world-well Malawi-but I'm sure his take on the world is just as entertaining.


first off. Salad? I think you singlehandedly solved any type of baby naming issues we might ever have. Salad Sahba? Quite perfect. Though the kid might get confused at dinner time when we make our famous Sahba Salad.
second. can we please come visit (and this is more a question for the stars to allign).


Oh my. I think I might have to move to Malawi now.


Be as a lamp unto them that walk in darkness, a joy to the sorrowful, a sea for the thirsty...
an upholder and defender of the victim of oppression.


Simon, I really enjoy your week in review posts. Malawi is such a fascinating place. Thank you for sharing your view of it with us.


Classic! I don't read the papers anymore because they just don't interest me, but after reading these ironic stories, I am inspired to buy a paper to see if anything in it amuses me the way your stories have!
Ooh, I've remembered one. Did you hear about our Aussie politician who was raked over the hot coals by the media, for sniffing the chair of a fellow female politician? Try explaining that one to a child watching the news with you.


You know what makes me happy? Simon posts.

On the subject of names, "Usnavy" is a fairly popular moniker along the coast of Colombia, thanks to the frequent passage of ships with "U.S. NAVY" emblazoned on their hulls.... But the sheer brilliance of "Mount Sorry Banana" takes top prize for Most Amazing Name Ever in my books, usurping the previous champion, a fellow by the name of Power Stick (allegedly inspired by his father's fondness for vintage videogames).


Ditto @ Emma. Simon posts are the most hilarious spot in ALL of my blog wanderings, all week long.

Simon, no kidding, you should be writing books. Or at least collecting these essays for a book. Seriously.


The main manufacturer of matches in Tanzania is a company called "Lucky Strike". I couldn't think of a more apt name for them, given that only about 1 in 10 of them actually ignite. Perhaps they should rename ESCOM to "Lucky Lecky" (Lecky is a Belfast term for electricity).


Very insightful update. I've been a reader for a while, but I don't believe I've commented before (or maybe I have?.
Anyway, I've been wondering how on earth your family ended up in Malawi in the first place. That should be an interesting post!


Soooo looking forward to seeing you Si! :-)


wow. you never hear about people being eaten in vancouver... nope. never.

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