Everybody has a Saturday morning routine.
Mine has changed since coming home and starting work again. I have a recurring calendar entry to remind me to do laundry!
That’s the difference with living back in the first world, as my fellow VSO Malawi returned volunteer, Beth Connolly explains perfectly. Do go read her final blog post: Tionana Holy Family
But I still get a reminder of what it used to be like. Courtesy of Nyack and Catherine, who now run the new Breakfast Club. Nyack keeps me in the loop by WhatsApping me photos of the kids. Thanks big fella, they always brighten up my day!
At the risk of repeating myself once too many, today was worth posting. Because together with a big shout-out for our poster girl Beth, the kids received the photos I sent over with my friend Auden, and you can see the extra sparkle in their eyes. I should have done this sooner.
Still remembering to wash hands (I hope)
Iron Man fans: Georgie (George), Jeradi (Gerard), Dani (Danny)
Still loving rice!
And apples, that unaffordable treat!
Unlike Nigeria and its “Nollywood“, Malawi is not particularly well known for its homegrown cinema. This video may not change that view any time soon but it’s always great and refreshing to see something new in Malawi. The style is certainly different to what I’m normally used to but you can see the Jackie Chan influence at work.
My Son is co-directed by and stars Ernest Thamangiwa, who as it turns out, is a schoolmate of a friend of mine, Auden!
To watch this at a local “video shop”, a Malawian would pay around 50 MWK, which is less than £0.10.