Drinking Together-What’s the History?

With the festive party season upon us, pubs and bars across the country will play host to groups of friends or work colleagues of both sexes who will drink together and look forward to their Christmas break. But what is the historical context of such drinking across the sexes both at Christmas and throughout the... Continue Reading →

An African Adventure-Day 5

An early start to allow for one last game drive; to enjoy more and even welcome repeats of the wonders that the Masai Mara showcase could provide. We were heading west out of the Reserve towards the town of Musoma; located on the banks of Lake Victoria and across the border in Tanzania. Although no... Continue Reading →

An African Adventure Days 3 & 4

The iconic destination for day three lay to the south west and was the Masai Mara; 1510 square kilometres or 580 square miles of national reserve situated in Narok County in the Rift Valley Province. As a national reserve, it is managed locally by Narok County Council, and unfenced animals move freely in and out... Continue Reading →

An African Adventure-Day 2

Lake Nakuru National Park is 188 square kilometres in size; a mere speck on the floor of the vast Great Rift Valley, but still home to a wide diversity of wildlife which thrives in the multiple habitats that are concentrated within this small but perfectly formed national park. The “National Park” designation means that it... Continue Reading →

An African Adventure-Day 1

  Our early evening flight from Heathrow landed in Nairobi at 4.30 in the morning; with little sleep and a 3 am breakfast the slow walk through passport control, visas and luggage collection to a still dark pavement outside the airport building where an enthusiastic guide greeted us was a blur. It seemed that the... Continue Reading →

Autumn Actions

With the arrival of autumn there is no pause in the frenetic activity of the natural world; their actions are fuelled by the need to ensure their survival through the approaching winter when the tempo slows, temperatures fall and the clocks slip back to sandwich the shorter days thickly with darkness. Humans who look closely... Continue Reading →

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