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 [...]
Trying to do two things at once! A submission to this week's photo challenge on the theme of Focus
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 [...]
One thing I am enjoying here in the U.K. has been the arrival of Spring / Summer flowers. Funnily enough the lack of seasonality in Tanzania means that flowers are quite sparse. The trees and bushes are in a continual state of bud, flower, seed, death but individual flowers are around for a short time [...]
A contribution to this weeks new photo challenge:Focus Sometimes you focus on something different. In this case the yellow-billed oxpeckers sat upon the giraffe. Taken in the Serengeti, December 2015.
A contribution to this week's photo challenge :Order Each Tuesday and Friday it's the same routine at Clinic 7. You are given a number and you wait to be called to give blood for testing, followed by a check up (blood pressure, temperature and a short questionnaire designed to measure neuropathy. The blood readings then [...]
A contribution to this week's photo challenge :Order A couple of years ago I spent some time in Vietnam as part of a trip to South East Asia. The markets there were fascinating. The produce piled up in ordered displays.
A contribution to this week's photo challenge :Order My daily routine of pill popping requires an order. There are a range of drugs to be taken including those for kidney function, chemotherapy and blood thinning.
A submission to this week's photo challenge: Friend. Taken outside the Fish Market in Mwanza last November. We were on a walk around the lakeside peninsular with Fiona, a walking friend, when we came across these guys drinking Kahawa (coffee) - they invited us to join us in a brew and we enjoyed several steaming [...]
A submission to this week's photo challenge on the theme of Friend One thing I really miss about Tanzania is the bird life. The wide variety of birdlife in our garden there cannot be matched in the UK - the vast majority of photos were taken in our garden in Mwanza. You can find many [...]
A submission to this week's photo challenge : Evanescent Rainbows are quintessentially evanescent - gone in moments. Life is like that too as I am finding out so it's really important to enjoy the moment as much as you can. Taken from our trip to a Victoria Falls in Zambia back in 2015- the rainbows caused [...]
A submission to this week's photo challenge : Evanescent Africa, my home for the past 2.5 years. A place which has a strong affinity for me. Mwanza, my home Tanzania my country for this time. Yet soon it will fade into memory. Sadly my Myeloma means I will not return. My last footsteps were actually in [...]
A submission to this week's photo challenge: Reflecting It's rained here in Lincoln for the first time in weeks. A short walk at Whisby Nature Reserve this morning revealed the gorse flowers beaded in tiny droplets - reflecting the light.
Taken last summer when in Lincoln on a walk around Whisby Nature Reserve. I love the way the water ripples beneath the reed - the complex reflection of the sky above in the textured ripples. The picture has been the background image on my phone ever since. Little did I know I'd be back in [...]
This blog will probably not suit the Weekly Photo Challenge in the same way as my older Tanzalongs (travel blog) so I may not do many of these - but the theme seems to be relevant this week so a submission to the Weekly Photo Challenge on the theme of Danger! The reason I am [...]