The first real snow-fall has come, the clocks have been wound 1 hour backwards and me and my little gang are shifting our routines.
I confess that having grown up in the warmth of Zimbabwe, the cold automatically makes me long to be indoors.
The biggest lesson I have learnt now is that parents leave-no matter how old the child is, is not a chance to do those little things one never got the chance to do while on the job.
Being a parent has been one journey filled with discoveries for me. Of course techniques, beliefs and expectations in parenting are unique, just as most things are, across many cultural and social backgrounds.
I, being born and raised in Zimbabwe through Shona cultural values, would most likely have a different experience of both childhood and parenthood to someone who is born and raised in Sweden and subject to Swedish cultural values, my wife for example.
I am Santino Zhakata, born in Zimbabwe, living in Sweden. I do a lot of writing, photography , blogging and website creation for fun and for profit. My fields of expertise include teaching and tutoring English via distance or face to face. I also specialise in communication for development. Welcome to my blog, feel free to share your thoughts.