About Us

Living in Tanzania!

In a whirlwind of a week in early February 2014 I applied for a job, was interviewed and offered that job within 5 days. I had been mulling the job over for a couple of weeks but this job was no standard teaching job.

This job has entailed a move…….. a move from Milton Keynes in the South East of England to the city of Mwanza in northern Tanzania.

It  has meant moving from a job in leafy Oxfordshire to a city in the mountains on the shores of Lake Victoria.

Above all it meant leaving family and friends, a church I been a member of since 1988 and the comforts of home.

I had long held a desire to teach in Africa – so now I am realising a dream. I never believed that pushing on the door would see it burst open before me. As Christians we believe that God has called us to this place and so on here we  are.

So in the words of the Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins “I’m going on an adventure”

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55 responses to “About Us

  1. I envy your courage!

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  2. What an adventure you are on! Thanks for stopping by my blog … I actually have some photos from Tanzania on there somewhere, as well as a short post on a hike we took on my main blog One Foot Out the Door (lexklein.wordpress.com). My stories and photos pale in comparison to what you are experiencing daily, I am sure!

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  3. Have fun… enjoy God’s bountiful creation and the good things. You can’t do much to change the bad, apart from setting the positive example of a believer! Man, I could do with sleeping under the African stars again, around a campfire, photographing the Milky way and the Southern Cross! 😉

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  4. Hello Graham! I’ve decided to read and follow 15 interesting and new blogs a day every day for the first month of 2015, and yours is today’s #5! Feel free to come visit me when you can at http://www.thatssojacob.wordpress.com, and follow if you like what you read. Happy new year and happy blogging!

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  5. Hi I stumble upon your blog and happy to land here. I am sure you are making most of your time while moving places. I will be following you on your journey.

    xx
    Aanchal

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  6. Hi, nice to meet you! You have interesting blog and I look forward to share our experiences. Bye. Kamila

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  7. I am happy you are realizing your dream. Thanks so much for following my blog!

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  8. What an adventure you are having and will have. I look forward to hearing more about it.
    Thank you for visiting and following my blog too.

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  9. Good luck on your adventure! It is always good to realize our dreams!

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  10. Thank you for pitching up here. I look forward to taking a blogging journey with you. Steve…

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  11. a bit jealous, i admit.. good luck in the future and please think about the poor people over there.. I’ve been to Kenia, loved the country but when i got back home, I’ve cried for 3 days because i think it’s so unfair how the wealth in the world is divided. Also the corrupt government doesn’t makes it easier. I’ve hurt Tanzania is even more poor.

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    • The school I’m going to runs a Saturday School free for AIDS orphans and others – free English lessons, swimming, sports and Computer lessons. It’s a little way to give back to the community.

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      • Great!! That’s great. it a hard life up there, so glad some people try to help.. In Kenya you’ve got the bridge school projects. it are the first steps to a better world. Thanks for that. 😉 I’ll be delighted to read your posts.

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  12. Oh wow… good luck! This is one big massive step! Let me know if you should decide to visit Namibia one fine day 🙂
    Thanks for following me!

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  13. Great adventures – blessings to you!

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  14. Good luck! I can’t wait to read more about your journey. I’m so excited for you and your family!!

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  15. oh goodness! life changing event alert! congrats on the job/move!
    I want to thank you for following me; otherwise I might never have found you. Can’t wait to read along as your journey unfolds. 🙂

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  16. What an adventure you are embarking on. Wonderful!
    Thank you for your comment on the photo of Lake Bled, Slovenia on the Best Travel Moment feature post. I appreciate it.

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  17. Thanks for the follow! Good luck on your adventure 🙂

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  18. Thanks for the follow; I’m looking forward to reading about your adventures. I have never been to Tanzania, but I did live in MK for a while 🙂

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  19. Hello newest Spikey! I know, a bit corny, eh, but that’s the term that has come to stick for those folk who are part of the clan known to be followers of Uncle Spike 🙂

    Thank you… I really appreciate that as I for one, know how many interesting and entertaining blogs are out there.

    My aim is to deliver an eclectic offering of posts, from my ‘point n shoot’ attempts at basic photography, to the sharing of my travel adventures over the decades, as well as day to day happenings here on the farm. Oh, plus a few observations on life as I see it, thrown in for good measure.

    My promise to you is not to be overbearing, just a couple of posts a day, maybe 3 at weekends if I have something special to share. But if you are at a loose end one day, maybe you’ll enjoy trawling through some of my older stuff too. I have added plenty of categories to help in said digging process.

    Thanks again and hope you have a great day…

    UNCLE SPIKE

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  20. Thanks for stopping by Duniyaku (“my world”). Sounds like you guys are in for an awesome adventure there in Tanzania. I think I’ll hop on for the ride too (online that is..) Heh 🙂

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  21. Thank you for the follow!

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  22. Hi Tanzalongs!
    I have nominated you for the Liebster Award. Should you wish to accept the award, do check out this link (http://shoot2blog.wordpress.com/2014/04/06/ive-been-nominated-for-the-liebster-award/). Congrats!
    L

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  23. All the best in your new adventures, Tanza-Longs! God be with you.

    I’d also like to welcome you aboard to PSB and hope you enjoy your trips here.

    Cheers,
    L

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  24. Gosh, five days to make a decision like that is so crazy – and all the more because you are bringing your entire family with you!! I did something similar with Australia to Greenland but that was just myself and my partner… I’m not sure I could have done it with children…. =)

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  25. ‘Looks like an adventure but with exciting rewards. I’ve never been to Tanzania so I’m going to be following your journey. Thanks for sharing!

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  26. crazyguyinthailand

    Cool blog I like the design best wishes from just another traveler 🙂

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    • Thanks – enjoy Thailand I briefly passed between the two Bangkok airports last summer – I spent a brief time in Bangkok. Eight hours to be precise – but I did travel across the city from one airport to another and pass through customs – so I can honestly say I’ve been to Thailand.

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  27. Thank you kindly for visiting our blog and for following our blog! Seems like you will quite a life-changing experience ahead of you! We will be coming on board with you to follow your preparations and then new life in Tanzania 🙂

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  28. Looks like fun times for you all with that ice cream!!

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  29. Wish you all the best! Tanzania is a beautiful, colorful, fascinating country, the people are incredible warm and friendly. We came past that school, it looks beautiful and peaceful. Enjoy every minute of it!

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  30. thank you for following my blog! happy that you like it 🙂 what an interesting blog you have ! for sure will be back here:)

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  31. How incredible! I admit I know nothing about Tanzania, but it looks beautiful. I will pray for you all & genuinely wish you an exciting & amazing adventure!!

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  32. Bless you all. Will be praying and looking forward to sharing in the adventure with you all:-)

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  33. It’s a complete whirlwind! Who’d have thought your whole life could turn upside down within just a week. I’m really looking forward to it as it will be an amazing experience. I’m just glad I’m not going on this adventure alone!

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  34. Looking forward to sharing your journey through your blog. wishing you all an amazing experience

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  35. Good luck looking forward to hearing all your news in the coming Months and years!

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  36. Love the name! 🙂 Looking forward to reading the posts too 🙂

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