This post is scheduled for 9pm UK time which is coincident with the start of the New Year in Tanzania. 2017 is not a year I want to remember in so many ways and yet it will be hard to forget it too. It ended much the same way as it was spent i.e. in … Continue reading What a Year!
My time in England has thrown up all sorts of reunions not just of people but of places. I chose to come to Lincoln as it was the family home and a good base while the family were in Tanzania. Then we were offered a house in Milton Keynes and my wife got her old … Continue reading Memory Tracks!
It's just about a week now until the family leave Mwanza. I'm looking forward to seeing them back in the UK - it's over three months since I bid my wife and daughter farewell on that twilit Kenyan Easter Monday Morning. Yet at the same time as I am excited to see them - there … Continue reading Umbilical
A third contribution to this week's photo challenge: Bridge. Taken in October 2005 on a fabulously clear autumn day in Paris. The various crossings of the River Seine. Then there is the Eiffel Tower itself it's four legs bridging the concourse below.
The Bridges at Victoria Falls on the Zambia / Zimbabwe Border.
As life changes for me this post reflects on the places I have visited and the memories we have I made.
From Europe, Asia and Africa. from rickety wooden planks, wobbly wired rope ladders, medieaval constructions to modern day. My contribution to this weeks weekly photo challenge:Bridge
This week's photo challenge:Delta is all about transitions. So here is my second contribution. Nile in transition. Taken at Jinja in Southern Uganda back in April 2015 and inspired by my last post. This is the place where the Nile River cascades leaves Lake Victoria and descends a series of rapids on its relentless journey towards … Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge: Nile in Transition II
This week's photo challenge:Delta is all about transitions. So here is my second contribution. Nile in transition. Taken at Murchison Falls in Northern Uganda back in April 2015. This is the place where the Nile River cascades into the Rift Valley through a narrow gap of just a few metres on its relentless journey towards … Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge: Nile in Transition
The practice of overbooking flights and the consequences for those affected i.e. us
These past three days we've been on a journey. Travelling south to visit family. A chance to touch base. We left Lincoln on Saturday (Mum and I) heading down to Oxfordshire to my in-laws where we celebrated my sons 19th Birthday on Sunday. Then yesterday we headed with my son up to London where we … Continue reading Family
It's nice to get away. To break the shackles of the chemotherapy weeks. The biweekly trips to clinic 7 and Ingham award which force me to be in Lincoln. Every third week is a week off - it's a small respite as Instill need to visit my consultant on Thursday but it frees up the … Continue reading Out of Routine
The blackbird chirps away behind my window. Gladly greeting the morning. Regret not taking the sleeping tablet. It's been a steroid sleep. Wakeful hours. Toilet trips. Soon the midsummer sun will rise. A new day. An Abingdon day. Here to celebrate. A birthday. Nineteen Years on. Happy Birthday Son!
A submission to this week's photo challenge: Transient At Easter before Inreturned for treatment I was on holiday in Diani Beach near Mombassa staying at SiltsBackpackers. This is famed for its nightly Bush Baby feeding - where these otherwise shy nocturnal primates have enjoy a nightly banana feed on tbe balcony. They are there for only … Continue reading WPC: Transient Bush Babies
A submission to this week's photo challenge : Focus. Taking photos of the night sky is difficult - my Canon EOS 70D needed a lot of tweaking to get something and in truth my inexperience got less than focused shots of the sky on that occasion. It was however, too good an opportunity to miss … Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge: Focus (Venus, Mars and a later Moon)