The ring of the alarm. 7 am Morning comes too soon. On a good night I've been up twice. But sometimes thrice. Early hours ablutions. Within minutes they are up. Wife an daughter. Showers, hairdryers, dressed, breakfast out. The hustle and bustle of a typical morning followed by Silence. The house is quiet. Maybe another [...]
A second contribution to the photo challenge on the theme of Waiting In our new garden there are raspberry bushes and every few days we are able to harvest fresh raspberries- well worth the wait!
A contribution to this week's photo challenge on the theme of Waiting In Africa you learn to wait. Whether its food at a restaurant where you might wait at least an hour after you order (the longest was three hours!) or as in this case waiting in traffic in one of the large cities. These [...]
For years I have hated the first week of September- the return to work after the long summer break. The sudden imposition of schedules and meetings on what was free space. It always started with INSET days. Staff Training Days ahead of the pupils return. Necessary but for those who prefer to be at the [...]
A contribution to this week's photo challenge:Structure. Yesterday we had our first fog of the Autumn and with it the spider webs came out of hiding their structures displayed for all the world to see.
A contribution to this week's photo challenge:Structure. Hibiscus flowers from our garden in Tanzania and elsewhere in East Africa.
The image is of our new car which was parked on a straight piece of road facing oncoming traffic. We had called in on our way back from a weekend away in Cheddar where we had bought our new car and after a day in Chichester with our son. We needed a place for me [...]
Having been overseas for three years and having no intention of returning to Britain, it has been quite a shock to the system to be back here. Now, as we adjust to the reality, we are in the process of rebuilding our UK lives. Anita has secured her old job in Milton Keynes (in fact [...]
It's a while since I've posted - not much has happened to be honest. I've spent a couple of weeks house sitting in Milton Keynes without a car and dreadful weather, watching box sets and relaxing. Even so it's been great to catch up with family now returned from Tanzania. Soon we'll move there permanently [...]
We have returned. After three years we are back in MK. It seems like a lifetime and yet it seems like yesterday. We never imagined we would be back here on any permanent basis but here we are. God has a sense of humour.Anita starts work on Tuesday back at her old place of work [...]
A contribution to this week's photo challenge: Satisfaction The satisfaction of winning a game of Scrabble. I was particularly satisfied with 'Castled' in the second game.
A contribution to this week's photo challenge: SatisfactionThe satisfaction of winning a game of Scrabble. I was particularly satisfied with'Castled' in the second game.
It is now time to share one of the longest running sagas of my Myeloma. A long running dispute which has only been partially resolved at the very end of our time in Tanzania.
A submission to this week's photo challenge: Unusual Jakobsen's Beach near Kigoma, Tanzania, lies on the shores of Lake Tangyanika near to the location where Stanley net Livingstone. However, it is particularly unusual for its mini herd of four zebra that wander the forest in and amongst the guest houses. There is no nearby safari park [...]
A contribution to this week's photo challenge:Collage Sunsets from across Africa.