I am a Zambian woman living in the Washington, DC area. I have lived in other countries as well, with the last one being Austria. I was a volunteer in prisons for fifteen years. These were some of the most fulfilling years in my life as I really enjoyed the work. I could also see the results of my efforts, for instance, an illegal immigrant getting a visit from her embassy because I informed the latter about the immigrant.

I have always written my thoughts, be they of good times or bad, so having a blog was just the next step. The best thing about a blog is that I can access it anywhere anytime – all my notebooks got lost while on one of my several international moves.

I have lived in several countries and I love living in Vienna, mainly because I can go hiking in the Vienna Woods and surrounding hills in Lower Austria.

Happy reading 🙂

44 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. milliethom
    Aug 14, 2020 @ 14:19:58

    You’ve certainly lived in some very different places and I’m glad you’re happily settled in Vienna. It sounds like a wonderful city. I had a little jewellery box as a child and the lovely musical sounds of ‘Tales of Vienna Woods’ played when I opened the lid. I’ve wanted to see Vienna Woods since then – but we haven’t managed it yet, Sigh…
    I’m looking forward to reading more of your posts.


  2. derrickjknight
    Jul 16, 2019 @ 16:11:48

    Prompted by you comment on my post I knew I would like to visit yours. I am happy I did so.


  3. allysoally
    Oct 13, 2016 @ 09:50:49

    I love the fact that I can go from British Columbia to Vienna in an instant and learn lots of interesting things in the process. I’m looking forward to reading more. Best wishes.


  4. tappjeanne
    Aug 19, 2016 @ 14:03:14

    thank you for sharing your thoughts on my blog landingoutfront@wordpress.com. I like what you are sharing as well and look forward to future posts from you. Have a blessed day.


  5. tony
    Jun 13, 2016 @ 06:32:25

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts on my blog.



  6. sharinglifesabundance
    Jan 22, 2016 @ 04:45:30

    I just caught a few words that you wrote and ready to read much more. I am a vegetable gardener in Phoenix Arizona. I have taught gardening in the women’s prison. Vienna looks like such a beautiful place to live.


    • Zambian Lady
      Jan 22, 2016 @ 10:31:09

      Ah, prisons! I enjoyed my time volunteering there. The ladies section in Lusaka also had a big vegetable garden. I wonder if someone was teaching them how to maintain it because it was always very lush. Life is simple and slower in Vienna and I think that’s what makes it a great city to live in. Thanks for visiting.


  7. dorannrule
    Jan 07, 2016 @ 03:53:40

    Thanks so much for visiting my blog. Count me in as a subscriber to you interesting blog too.


  8. snowsomewhere
    Jan 06, 2016 @ 21:44:23

    Hi there! Your comment on my blog led me here and I very quickly became a fan 🙂 Your blog seems very interesting – I look forward to reading more of your posts than I had time to browse just now! 🙂 See ya!


  9. athursdayschild has a long way to go and much to be thankful for.
    Jan 06, 2016 @ 20:46:00

    This looks like a fantastic blog!


  10. Nomzi Kumalo
    Apr 13, 2015 @ 08:49:45

    What a lovely surprise of a blog find this Monday morning. I am glad that you left a comment at mine. Have a lovely week. 🙂


  11. Lola Jane
    Apr 11, 2015 @ 23:35:21

    I like having my blog for the same reason —- it is among my favorite hobby, and I feel that my grandchildren can peek into bits of their lives later, or understand some of my culture (Philippines) as well our lives here in the U.S. through this blog.

    Sometimes I’ll post a favorite recipe only because I know where I can find it 🙂 especially that there are thousands upon thousands of food bloggers, but of course, “our” recipe is after all, what makes it special, right?


    • Zambian Lady
      Apr 12, 2015 @ 10:47:18

      I have not told my family or friends about my blog yet 😦 Maybe I will one day. Saving recipes on the blog is a good idea as your loved ones who love the recipe can also find it in a central place.


  12. mommermom
    Mar 25, 2015 @ 20:17:47

    Thank you for stopping by my blog. I have taken a quick peek at your lovely blog and will be back again soon. 😊


  13. Jill Weatherholt
    Feb 03, 2015 @ 00:55:48

    I see a lot of familiar faces…very cool!


  14. leggypeggy
    Jan 13, 2015 @ 09:55:04

    Thanks so very much for the follow on my travel blog. I’m going to enjoy following yours too.


  15. The Sicilian Housewife
    Jan 08, 2015 @ 15:10:40

    I am so glad you left a comment on my blog as otherwise I might never have found yours. I absolutely love it! Please keep up the great writing.


  16. Zambian Lady
    Dec 28, 2014 @ 16:36:44

    Hi Cocoa – thanks for visiting. I will be in touch any time I am near Tampere. All the best in this snowy season.


  17. cocoaupnorth
    Dec 28, 2014 @ 11:44:29

    Very interesting and informative blog you have here. I’m looking forward to reading more of your adventures. By the way, hiking is my number one pastime, reason enough to stay in touch:). Thanks for visiting my blog.


  18. Beauty Along the Road
    Dec 22, 2014 @ 20:36:32

    Hi ZL – you are a long way from home! I can imagine the disappointment of cool summer evenings. Having grown up in Germany, we often escaped by driving South to Spain or Italy or even Neusiedler See (on the border between Austria and Hungary) to have a chance of enjoying the sun.


    • Zambian Lady
      Dec 22, 2014 @ 21:50:46

      You have been to Neusiedler See? I have gone there on the Austrian side walking/hiking to see the birds. Beautiful place and I really enjoy it. I do miss the sun, but am now used to the long winters.


  19. thatssojacob
    Dec 19, 2014 @ 06:04:20

    Hey Zambian Lady, just happened across your blog. Decided to give it a follow. If you like, come visit me at http://www.thatssojacob.wordpress.com to return the favor. Thanks!


  20. Kate Loveton
    Dec 18, 2014 @ 03:57:45

    I think you have the most interesting blog! I’ve read a few of your posts, and if I didn’t have to get some things accomplished this evening, I’d read some more tonight. I’ll be back to visit often.


  21. georgettesullins
    Dec 11, 2014 @ 17:01:26

    I have some reading to do to “catch up” on all these posts I have missed. Fascinating posts. It’s wonderful that now your thoughts, posts, reflections and work can be archived here. I’m so sorry you lost your journals in your moving. I have enjoyed reading your perspective and about your experiences. Thank you for visiting my site this morning. Drop in any time.


  22. Dilip
    Dec 08, 2014 @ 03:44:07

    Nice blog with educative and interesting topics. Its good to know you ventured out of your country to Vienna for a social cause and enjoy hiking in the beautiful woods. Yes Vienna is really lovely and so are the people.
    Regards and best wishes!


  23. Minuscule Moments
    Nov 27, 2014 @ 19:42:42

    Thanks for stopping by my place I look forward to reading more of your thoughts on a page soon.


  24. bill theunfetteredpreacher cote
    Nov 20, 2014 @ 04:01:18

    Looking forward to reading more


  25. lbeth1950
    Nov 19, 2014 @ 23:19:20

    Thanks very yc for following nutsrok. Look forward to perusing your blog.


  26. Kmandu
    Nov 19, 2014 @ 01:49:33

    Wow, What a life experience. What are you doing now for work? I look forward to reading more 🙂


  27. Sharon Greene
    Nov 14, 2014 @ 21:57:42

    Your blog is fascinating! Your comparisons of Western funerals and Zambian ones was enlightening and eye opening. You have a new subscriber!


  28. capsulecreations
    Oct 23, 2014 @ 22:55:34

    Good luck on your blogging endeavours.

    Happy blogging 😊


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