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.

Too hot to walk barefoot

Dear Family and Friends, Greetings from under Zimbabwe’s beautiful blue sky on a scorching hot December day. All the windows and doors are open, it’s too hot to walk barefoot outside after ten in the morning and every day we search the sky for signs of rain. In the grasslands the Abdims Storks patrol, on …

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Walking with elephants

Dear Family and Friends, Under a stormy November sky I headed north east on the highway. It was a very hot day and the humidity was suffocating; the rains are very near. Up a steep and winding mountain road a  lone Jacaranda tree was still dropping the last of its purple flowers and round the …

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The sounds of Zimbabwe

Dear Family and Friends, Banging and crashing, lightning zig-zagging across the purple sky, trees bending sideways in a fierce wind, leaves ripped off branches and then the rain came, pounding down so hard you couldn’t hear yourself think, the first storm of the season had arrived in my home town. That night the voices of …

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Hands across the fence

Dear Family and Friends, I am writing my Letter From Zimbabwe today in memory of my friend who passed away this week. His story is our story and versions of it can be told over and over again across our country where we are a nation unable to move forward as we are suffocated by …

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Sun spiders and land invaders

Dear Family and Friends, When the eight legged creature started running across the kitchen floor straight towards me one evening this week there was no time to grab a camera and click a picture, there was only one thing to do and that was to get the broom, fast! As soon as I saw it …

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Zimbabwe’s sound of hope

Dear Family and Friends Summer finally made its way into Zimbabwe this week and oh how pleased we are to see her. In the highveld the Msasa trees have emerged into new leaf: pink, red and caramel and in the lowveld the Baobabs are bare and the Mopane trees are shedding their old leaves in …

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The Goodbye Store and lost dreams

Dear Family and Friends, Out in the country life is slow and dusty this August in Zimbabwe. Winter has dragged on into spring this year and people are still wearing woolly hats and jackets against the biting wind and at night our beds are heavy with blankets. On a recent road trip with friends the …

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