The Mahe Mailshot – Confessions of a failed hunter gatherer

Carnivorous Cabbage - this woman's bones and handbag were later discovered in a bin liner behind the trader's stall.

Carnivorous Cabbage – this woman’s bones and handbag were later discovered in a bin liner behind the trader’s stall.

In March 2003 My wife and I went to live on a small island in the Indian Ocean. We stayed there for a year of tropical delights and frustrations. As a break from fiction – and to help maintain my sanity in the midst of a strange culture – I wrote a series of emails to folks at home…

 

 

 

 

 

 

—– Original Message —–
From: JD’L
To: Undisclosed Recipients
Sent: Saturday, June 21, 2003 9:56 AM
Subject: Confessions of a failed hunter gatherer

Dear weight watchers,

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The Mahe Mailshot – Box 341

My idealistic impression of what the postal service is all about.

My idealistic impression of what the postal service is all about. A friendly cat is essential.

In March 2003 My wife and I went to live on a small island in the Indian Ocean. We stayed there for a year of tropical delights and frustrations. As a break from fiction – and to help maintain my sanity in the midst of a strange culture – I wrote a series of emails to folks at home…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

—– Original Message —–
From: JD’L
To: Undisclosed Recipients
Sent: Saturday, June 07, 2003 4:16 PM
Subject: Box 341

To all mail recipients,

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The Mahe Mailshot – Breakdown and Recovery

Victoria, Mahe, Seychelles.In March 2003 My wife and I went to live on a small island in the Indian Ocean. We stayed there for a year of tropical delights and frustrations. As a break from fiction – and to help maintain my sanity in the midst of a strange culture – I wrote a series of emails to folks at home…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

—– Original Message —–
From: JD’L
To: Undisclosed Recipients
Sent: Friday, May 23, 2003 2:20 PM
Subject: Breakdown and recovery

Fellow motorists,

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The Mahe Mailshot – BANANAS

Map of MaheIn March 2003 My wife and I went to live on a small island in the Indian Ocean. We stayed there for a year of tropical delights and frustrations.

As a break from fiction – and to help maintain my sanity in the midst of a strange culture – I wrote a series of emails to folks at home…

—– Original Message —–
From: JD’L
To: Undisclosed Recipients
Sent: Monday, April 28, 2003 5:03 PM
Subject: bananas

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The Mahe Mailshot – RAIN

 

map of seychelles

In March 2003 My wife and I went to live on a small island in the Indian Ocean. We stayed there for a year of tropical delights and frustrations.

As a break from fiction – and to help maintain my sanity in the midst of a strange culture – I wrote a series of emails to folks at home…


 

 

—– Original Message —–
From: JD’L
To: Undisclosed Recipients
Sent: Monday, March 31, 2003 3:46 PM
Subject: don’t worry, it rains here too…
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