Author Archives: nancyhj

About nancyhj

Missionary kid/ global nomad, writer, retired librarian, returning to my childhood home after 50 years.

2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health: The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads This blog is on fire!. Crunchy numbers A helper monkey made this … Continue reading

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Angolan consulate in DC closed

On this Thanksgiving Day, I am very grateful that my family and I were able to travel to Angola in August. I came home thinking seriously about going back next year. But now that may be impossible. The Angolan consulate … Continue reading

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Mystery post!

In my attempt to post a cute video taken at Jardim Infantil in Canata, Lobito, of my family and me doing the Hoky Poky, another photo was mysteriously posted. I have deleted that post. It was of a young girl … Continue reading

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Link to Angola photos

So far I’ve assembled a slide show of our 2 weeks in Angola. The other countries will be forthcoming. Please look under Blogroll to the right for the link.

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Thoughts on unemployment

Unemployment is high everywhere we went in southern Africa. I’m no economist and don’t have a sophisticated understanding about the economies of Angola, Namibia, Mozambique, and South Africa. These comments will be based on my observations only. In Angola, with … Continue reading

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Tasting at Solms-Delta

A winery partly worker-owned near Franschhoek

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Mountains, oceans, wine, food!

A connection with Bridget, a South African friend at home in Durham, led us to the place where we’ve spent 10 days in Cape Town. It is the lovely former home of my friend’s parents, located in the Somerset West … Continue reading

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