January 2011

The rediscovery of frugality

I spent some of my formative childhood years growing up in a large mining town on Zambia’s Copperbelt.  In the late 1960s my father took my family out to Africa on what proved to be a great adventure.  He took a three year contract with the UK’s Overseas Development Administration (now DFID) to teach English as part of a UK aid programme supporting the emergence of Zambia