Zomba Forest Lodge

Listen to the Silence...

SO WHAT IS GOING ON THEN?!

November 1, 2018

You might be wondering what this is... and I wouldn't blame you! 

When we arrived at ZFL, over 6 years ago now, amongst the troupe of samango monkeys (aka blue monkeys, aka sykes monkeys) there was one female with a distinctly short tail: samango monkeys have VERY long...

October 31, 2018

And you want to bang your head against walls (yes: multiple) and you know that both the head banging and the annoyance is pointless - the computer is still going to say no. Wanting to shout at the person on the other end of the phone, who doesn't understand that you li...

October 26, 2018

The weather was pleasantly cool but sunny when I set off this morning and nothing too scary to put the dogs off. I thought I would do a shorter version of yesterday's run as I wanted to record the location of the "big rocks" so off we went with my watch now working: we...

October 25, 2018

It is a thing, I am sure it is. How many of you have had an electronic item that all of a sudden stops working as it should do? Yup - I knew it! It happens more often than we think and it is intensely annoying. The bodies of our dead electronics feed the capitalist bea...

October 25, 2018

Well actually...Tom didn't think he saw, he positively saw.... a leopard. Yep, a spotted yellow and black job, lounging on a rock, casually looking back at Tom. It didn't stick around though and eventually skulked off to find a more remote and peaceful spot to lie in w...

October 22, 2018

It is presently 2pm, it is 15C. This morning the temperature struggled to top 10C - this is October, what the locals call "suicide month" as  it gets so hot and sweaty... I am wearing 4 layers of clothes and my body isn't even close to thinking about sweating, I am eve...

September 18, 2018

 There is nothing a good meal can't cure :)

September 17, 2018

On the 24th of June, I was super chuffed to have completed the Blantyre 3 peaks challenge: it involves a 48+km hike from the Sports Club, up and down Michiru mountain, over to Ndirande, up and down Ndirande mountain, over to Soche, up and down Soche mountain and back t...

September 17, 2018

This morning was a run day: 2 days before I had followed my mums’ advice and done some hill sprints to help me cope better with the uphill sections of my runs – I had never learned to love those uphills, in fact most of the time, I positively hate them, but considering...

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