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The Heat of Africa

‘My imagination was caught by a tin heart fastened to a tree in a tiny 1914 – 1918 war cemetery in Marondera, Zimbabwe.’    (‘The Tin Heart Gold Mine’ by Ruth Hartley) A chance discovery in a far-off country by … Continue reading

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The Wind of Heaven

  The full quotation, of Arabic origin, reads: ‘The wind of heaven is that which blows between a horse’s ears’ and Mefo Phillips is well-placed to comment, having spent more time than most looking out on the world from the … Continue reading

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Rise Up Doormats and Shake Yourselves!

I never did like Monopoly much. One reason being that it went on far too long. The other, which often led to the game going on for far too long, was people making up extra rules. You could be mid-game … Continue reading

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I’ll Take the Slow Road

As a travel photographer I get to spend around three weeks each summer in France exploring whichever region I am visiting. The beauty of France is that each region has it’s own identity and the French are fiercely proud of … Continue reading

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Indulgent Surf ‘n Turf

It’s not often we can combine the pleasures of the sea with the grit of the soil however today we were lucky to have the specialists on the Girls do Coffee airwaves for http://www.ex-patradio.com Our first guest was Servanne Sohier … Continue reading

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Rootless

Looking at the word rootless many perjorative terms associated with our understanding of it pop up. The words, unsteady, vulnerable, fluctuant, hazardous not to mention weak and insecure are used as a parallel interpretation. However there are plenty of instances … Continue reading

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The World Will Come to Me

Everyone has their own version of the French Adventure, whether it be touring France on a tandem, crossing the country on horseback or upping sticks and moving wholesale to La Belle France. James Martin, the TV chef probably best known … Continue reading

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