Cathy

Cathy Buckle is well known for her writings of daily life in Zimbabwe. These are sent to subscribers around the world and are regularly featured by a number of international print and broadcast media outlets.

Oh South Africa

Dear Family and Friends, My letter today is for our friends and neighbours across the border. Oh South Africa, we are heartbroken for you. Your pain is our pain. We have watched events of this week in absolute horror, overcome with helplessness. Looting in plain sight of inactive police, in broad daylight, brazenly, in front …

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The money changers and the old lady

Dear Family and Friends, After weeks of writing about beautiful places and encounters in Zimbabwe I knew it was time for a reality check again when I met this old lady the other day. “I can’t cope with it anymore,” she said to me, “it’s this money, it’s not worth anything now and I don’t …

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Sunbirds and apple rings

  Dear Family and Friends, Under a beautiful blue sky I sat with friends looking out at a view of mountains, hills and kopjes, rugged cliffs and red aloes, wind tossed ravens and exquisite sunbirds.  A cold winter wind whispered and whistled through the pine trees behind us but sitting in the sun the layers …

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Umvumvumvu River bridge, Chimanimani June 2021 © Cathy Buckle

Umvumvumvu River bridge, Chimanimani June 2021 © Cathy Buckle CathyCathy Buckle is well known for her writings of daily life in Zimbabwe. These are sent to subscribers around the world and are regularly featured by a number of international print and broadcast media outlets. cathybuckle.co.zw/

Blue Duikers and landmark rulings

Dear Family and Friends, On a deeply shaded road under a low, cloudy sky, the mist kept reaching down and cloaking the giant trees in Zimbabwe’s Eastern Highlands. This is the Zimbabwe of huge kopjes and towering mountains, of clear cold rivers, stunning scenery and spectacular waterfalls. It was a bad road, progress was very …

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Give a loaf to a stranger

Dear Family and Friends, In our beautiful wide blue skies of early May, winter warned us she was near and sent a cold wind, grey sky and unexpected rain this week. Temperatures overnight plunged into single digits and during the day into the low teens. Zimbabwe got out her blankets and put on her wooly hats. …

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