Following Your Dream

It is perhaps unfair to those who conquer mountains, rescue innocents and take on great roles to say that it takes guts to convert a ruin, but each achievement has a context and so in its own little world the conversion of our barn can be one. According to the dictionary having guts is defined... Continue Reading →

An African Adventure-Day 9

Into the crater… The Ngorongoro crater stretched out below us as we began our descent into its bowl in smaller four-wheel drive vehicles; far more suited than the truck for the steep drop down through the heavily forested rim to the crater floor. The statistics of the crater are as staggering as the views: up... Continue Reading →

An African Adventure-Day 8

After a night time visit from the hyenas, and a wakeup call from the zebras grazing their way through the campsite, it was time to say a slow goodbye to the Serengeti as we travelled onwards to the Ngorongoro Crater our next destination. Given its vast size and the state of the tracks, leaving the... Continue Reading →

We will Remember Them

  It is now ninety- nine years since the end of the Great War and its annihilation of a whole generation across Europe and the World. Its deadly scythe swept through families, communities, businesses, nobility, Empire and friends showing no mercy or respect. The veterans have long since passed on to join their forever young... Continue Reading →

An African Adventure-Day 7

A glorious sunrise heralded the start of our full day in the Serengeti and we were eager to be off as early as possible. Maybe it was this haste to be off, or perhaps our relief at surviving the night despite the visiting hyenas, that made us forgetful of the golden rule of safari that... Continue Reading →

Trafalgar Day

A Celebratory Top Fifteen Facts for Trafalgar Day on the 21st October The 21st October is Trafalgar Day; a celebration of the anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar on the 21st October 1805, and the triumph of Admiral Horatio Nelson who lay dying as news of his victory was brought to him. The title of... Continue Reading →

An African Adventure-Day 6

We awoke early morning by the shores of Lake Victoria to a lavender sky with a scattering of pink tinted clouds; the last remnants of sunrise. Silhouetted against the sky two men out in their boat were fishing. They were not impressed with my photography, something which would happen again later; I redirected the camera... Continue Reading →

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