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The Pull of Asia – Day 4

May 7, 2014

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Since returning from Uganda in 2010 my time in Africa has had a profound effect on how I want to live my life. I have surprised even myself with my insatiable appetite for globe-trotting adventure on a budget. And today the desire just keeps grows with every foreign trip. Today I met a remarkable woman […]

New friends and no hangover – Day 48/49

April 21, 2012

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This morning I got back to my hostel at 0340. Yes, Tanna had been on the town san alcohol. Rehydrated from four bottles of water, a ginger beer and two pineapple juices, I had met some people at the Red Chilli hostel who had cajoled me into coming out. After the day I had, I […]

Families – Day 16

March 18, 2012

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(NB: I’ve been trying for the last hour to upload pictures of Isaac and Herbert, but the internet is not playing ball…..AAGGGHHHHHH!!!! So once I get back to Kampala and eventually London I will be uploading more pictures. Sorry there’s only copy for this post.) I’ve always been a keen traveller. I love exploring different […]

Children looting and rioting….I blame the parents!

August 9, 2011

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This is a phrase I’ve grown up with. My parents used it freely when they saw children misbehave and their mums or dads failed to discipline them. If you can’t teach young people values and instil respect for authority and seniority, what hope is there for the next generation? Where on earth do these parents think […]

Is your child smarter than a chimp?

June 9, 2011

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Most parents I know take great pride in bragging about how smart their kids are. Is this something they inherit? Or does it boil down to how much effort mummy and daddy put into developing their cognitive skills? Scientists say babies’ sensory organs are not fully developed at birth and need fine tuning, so the early childhood […]

Mum’s the word!

March 31, 2011

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I’m at that age now where most of my friends are either married off with children or are brooding. I’ve been warned with many a wagging finger and raised eyebrow by my yummy-mummy mates, that unless I start procreating now or at least consider freezing my eggs, (I don’t even freeze leftover food!!) I’m likely […]