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My first week

August 6, 2015

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It’s been a baptism of fire trying to get into a routine here. Moving and living in a new city is an entirely different beast to exploring one for fun. The last 18 months have prepared me to hit the ground running so while i feel a bit out of sorts, it probably nothing like […]

Fish!!

November 15, 2014

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Camp is delightful! It has a wonderful simple charm while still being pretty modern compared to other field stations. The “mansion” as it’s been christened, is raised above the ground with wooden boardwalks linking the main house to the kitchen and other areas. Camp is all wood with a tin roof and few glass windows, […]

Astronomers discover a real gem

October 13, 2012

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There was great excitement from the women in the newsroom yesterday after the word diamond was uttered in the morning meeting.  A science story that had mystery as well as glamour. Scientists have discovered a new planet which is largely made out of these precious gems. The rocky planet called ’55 Cancri e’ orbits a sun-like […]

Chimps – Day 56

April 29, 2012

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This morning was my officially my last day in the forest and it couldn’t have been more perfect. I awoke to the sound of the Sonso chimps feeding and hooting in the mango trees outside my house at 5am and two hours later I was following them through the forest, struggling to keep up. Geresomu […]

Bridge over the River Sonso

April 25, 2012

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I’ve only been away from camp for six days and already there have been dramatic changes. The grass has grown thick and long and the heavy rain has turned the forest into a swamp. As we trekked through N5 this morning to identify the last of my plots in lines 4 and 5 I could […]

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 […]

Even monkeys need a little light relief…..!

July 21, 2011

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Today I was confessing to one of my chief-subs at work that I still had not finished writing my testimonial for my Masters application. For anyone not in news, a chief-sub is the person responsible for writing or finessing the scripts that the main anchor reads into each report. Everyone in the office is super […]