Samoutou Family Blog
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About This Blog...

Family of 5 
from Gabon, Hong Kong and the UK   

Living in Impfondo,   
Republic of Congo   
Since April 2012 

Blog by Joyce the mum, 
Homeschooling novice, 
Eye Charity founding doctor / director. 
Reluctant domestic goddess 

Passionate about sashimi, 
helping people see 
physically and spiritually,   
and Jesus   


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Recent Posts

Food, glorious food!
September 4, 2015

About 15 thumb-sized caterpillars lie there in front of me, clustered in a bowl-shaped leaf. Picking one up, I observe its Riga Mortis body, coloured black but tipped with an amber head and tail. It is long dead, but in my mind’s eye its worm-like body is still writhing a […] [READ MORE]

This Little Piggy Went to Market
August 25, 2015

Whenever I visit an exciting new place, I am always keen to spend some time at the local market. For me, the energy and etiquette of the market is always a colorful representation of the country’s wider culture, with a melting pot of merchants trying to flog their goods to […] [READ MORE]

Re-entering Civilisation: 10 things I look forward to and 10 things I am nervous about
January 3, 2014

3-day count-down until we set off on the biggest trip of our lives.  We will be on the roads for exactly 5 months.  Here are the 10 things I most look forward to as well as 10 things I am most anxious about as we prepare to re-enter civilisation. Our former world feels like a million miles away..


Trip to Gabon Part 1 (To be continued)
August 8, 2013

Just some notes and thoughts as we travel and revisit Gabon where we developed our first eye centre. [READ MORE]

Jungle Walk with the Pygmies (a photo tour)
May 4, 2013
Roaming through the rainforest with the traditionally shy Pygmies, they opened my eyes to herbal medicine, their way of life and more. Join me for a photo tour of their amazing world! [READ MORE]

Around the town centre of Impfondo, Congo in 30 Photos
April 17, 2013

Come with us for a stroll around our town and market in Congo! [READ MORE]

5 Eating Habits of a Chinese / Gabonese / British family in Congo
March 17, 2013

What does a Chinese/Gabonese/British family eat in remote Congo?  How we are changing the way eat, and perhaps more interestingly, how the way we eat is changing us …  [READ MORE]