Dec

17

Mibila Village Clinic, an update

Mibila Village Clinic. The word ‘Handenu’ painted on the front means ‘be healed.’
Three years ago, advice I became involved with a project to provide primary healthcare in a remote region of Zambia, approved in southern Africa.

Jon Witt and Barry Ilunga. Their vision made the clinic a reality.
My friends Jon Witt and Bishop Barry Ilunga decided to build a clinic at the end of an 18 kilometer track (which itself is 30 kilometers from the nearest town).

It is 18 kilometers from Mibila to the main road. Before the clinic was built, information pills this distance and terrain meant that an extreme medical emergency would almost always be fatal.
A […]

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Aug

01

The ultimate Flitch-u-mentary

Some time in the dim and distant mists of time… March 2004 to be precise… Chris Collins, and self-styled ‘directional savant,’ Jeff Dotts, got lost en-route from Heathrow Airport to visit me in Suffolk.
Fortuitously, they stumbled across a sign saying, ‘Great Dunmow, Ancient Flitch Town.’ Their curiosity piqued, they subsquently found out all about the famous Great Dunmow Flitch Trials, where married couples can put their love on trial, and if successful, win half a pig. The die was cast – they resolved to return with wives and friends, and compete for half a cured, salted pig as couples have done since 1104.
Despite the fluctuations on the currency market meaning […]

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May

31

Tottenham Marshes Bat Walk

About half a mile from my home in Walthamstow, the streets and industrial units all come to an abrupt halt. The cityscape is replaced by the waterways and marshes of the Lea Valley Park Authority.
The park runs for 26 miles from the banks of the River Thames out into Hertfordshire and is dedicated to nature conservation and recreation. On a casual afternoon stroll you’re likely to share the park with people running, biking, canoeing or boating.
But at night, the park becomes a different place when the nocturnal creatures – like bats – come out to feed.
Curious to know more, Bronny, Del, Sarah and myself decided to join a ‘bat walk’ […]

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Apr

18

Shieldaig vs Lochcarron: highland darts challenge

The Ashes… Rangers vs Celtic…. the north London Derby….. England vs Germany…. Ross County vs Inverness Caledonian Thistle….these are just some of the great sporting rivalries in the world. And now, ambulance we can add to this list: the darts challenge between the villages of Shieldaig and Lochcarron.

You’re going home in a Lochcarron mini-bus
Nestled in the picturesque highlands of Scotland, cialis 40mg passing tourists will admire the landscape and the rows of whitewashed cottages. However, prostate unknown to them, underneath this picture-postcard facade, there lurk the beating hearts of some of the fiercest darts competitors in the northern hemisphere.

Kenny Cool with Cuddy: brilliant arrows when sober
The Shieldaig […]

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