When I was in high school, it was a given for me that my skin would start itching like crazy when winter hit. It was a disaster, to the point that I’d have scratch marks by September. When I finally told my mom about it, she replied, matter-of-factly, “Your skin’ll be dry.”Since then I’ve realised… Continue reading Part 3: No Ash and Straw This Winter!
Being a Gweru girl, I have learnt the art of layering up clothes when the cold hits… and to be frank, the outcome has rarely been cute. I cannot go outside my home with a 2-in-1 blanket wrapped around my waist, striped fuzzy socks, a sweater and a beanie! So how do you look cute… Continue reading Part 2: Looking Cute in Layers
As I’m writing this, it is chilly and windy in Harare, and I’m debating leaving my comfy blanket to make myself a cup of tea. Winter is unpredictable in Zim, from warm days in one part to snow in other parts (I was born in Gweru, so I know snowy winters!). No matter how bad… Continue reading Surviving Winter, Part 1: Bedding
Hi! Welcome to the Quarter Wife blog! It is a rather bizarre name for a blog that, simply put, is a directory to all the things that a Zimbabwean woman needs. The name started as a joke between my Quarter Wife and me (I'll not mention her name, because you'll want to take her from… Continue reading Welcome to the Quarter Wife