Taking Charge!


Goodness knows this post has been a long time coming! Now that I’m in a much better place, I’ve decided to share my counselling journey with you all, hoping that somebody out there who may be going through something similar may know they’re not alone and find the inspiration to take charge. DISCLAIMER: this is…

Week 6 in Tanzania, days before the climb!


“There’s always gonna be another mountainI’m always gonna wanna make it moveThere’s always gonna be an uphill battleSometimes I’m gonna have to lose” The final week before the climb was hectic! I was busy trying to help the kids learn their lines and stop using the scripts altogether. It was a tough challenge for them…

Hakuna matata – week 5 in Tanzania, 1 week ’til the climb


“Hakuna Matata; what a wonderful phrase.  Hakuna Matata; It ain’t no passing craze.  It means no worries, for the rest of your days.  Its our problem free, philosophy, HAKUNA MATATA!”This week has been awesome! School holidays are over so Monday morning I woke up bright and early and got ready for school. I was running late so instead of…

Two weeks until the climb! – week 4 in Tanzania


Writing the title of this blog post has made me somewhat emotional – I’ve realised that I’ve only got 2 weeks left with the kids, and 3 weeks left in Tanzania before going back to my life of mediocrity! (Well, that’s soon about to change, the average life I led back then). It’s been wonderful…

Waterfalls and Bare-foot walks


Samina wanted to find something nice for me to do during the Easter break to take my mind off work for a while. She recommended the Arusha Water falls. At 10am sharp, Jordan, a part-time FutureSense employee who was to be my guide, turned up and we left. I took sun screen with me today…

No hurry in Africa… Week 3 in Tanzania


You’ve heard it all plenty of times and you’ve perhaps experienced it yourself first hand if you are or if you know Africans: we are never in a rush and we’re proud of it… well, sometimes. This is usually fun when you’re just exploring the beautiful, flawed cities in Africa, but when you’re running late…

Where the Sun shines… Week 1 & 2 in Tanzania


The time of my life that I’d been waiting for, working hard for and exercising for has finally arrived! I left England on the 1st of April via Qatar Airways (who delayed my flight resulting in me missing my connection flight, hence I stayed in transit for 5 sleepless hours!). I got to Doha around…