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Stories from travels in

South Africa

2015 Grateful 5

There was a time in Ireland when every child of primary-school-going age had been to see Eugene Lambert’s puppet theatre. It was a mainstay on

The graveyard school of life

A dead man here. Another one there. This one in his 60s. The other in his 80s. Beloved father, husband, son. An inevitability. Yet to

Lioness in African sun

Light from a big sky

Late afternoon. April. South Africa. The African sun starts to set and this particular part of the world is bathed in a godly light. Cecile

Safari south africa rhino

All eyes on me – Safari in South Africa

Alaska. South Africa. Could two places be more different? And yet, while in South Africa on safari, Alaska kept popping into my head. And it

elephant eyelashes

Playing with the elephants

A number of years ago, while sitting in her house in Slough, the indomitable EK promised that someday, she’d take me to play with the

birdwatching in South Africa

Birdwatching in South Africa

Since coming to terms with the fact that I fancied the geeky Malcolm (the birdwatcher in the 1980s TV comedy Watching) it’s been years since I’ve had

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