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Entries from June 2008

Platitudes – ‘Hi how are you’…. Who really cares?

June 28th, 2008 · 5 Comments

You are at work and the phone rings, you pick up the receiver and a business associate says. Hi, how are you?’ and you respond ‘fine thanks, and you?’ Everyone involved in this duplicitous dialogue knows that the health enquiry was disingenuous and so was your response. So why do we do this day in […]

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Zanzibar: A hidden paradise

June 27th, 2008 · No Comments

Relaxing beach holidays are boring so when I found out we were spending four days in Zanzibar I wasn’t particularly charged with enthusiasm.   The plan was to spend a couple of days in Stone Town and two days at the North Beach.  Wasting no time, I googled Stone Town and was relieved to find out […]

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Kilimanjaro: A journey to the heart

June 20th, 2008 · 11 Comments

When we were planning our trip to Africa Julian was keen to climb Mount Kilimanjaro.  I had been exposed to trekking  but no altitude trekking so I was feeling anxious.  My natural hypochondrical instincts led me to google altitude statistics including acute mountain sickness and death rates on Kilimanjaro.  Julian, the more sensible one, directed […]

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The Mighty Serengeti

June 15th, 2008 · No Comments

When I was a kid I wanted to do lots of things when I grew up, some things were not so realistic, I can see that now. How on earth can a little girl who is now a 5.7″ women become a jockey? Well other dreams are realistic and one of my dreams was to […]

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Travelling outside your comfort zone

June 10th, 2008 · No Comments

Roaming through Johannesburg, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania and Zanzibar was a clarifying experience. You can Google to your hearts content, or talk to other people who have travelled through Africa but at the end of the day your experience will be truly unique – your little piece of meaning and magic to remember. No amount of […]

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Tags: africa · travel

The baby down pour

June 1st, 2008 · No Comments

I was preparing for a light hearted post about my travel and film making adventures but something else came up and I am compelled to write about it. I consider myself a pretty social and good natured person, however I a feel trapped when invited to traditional rituals including weddings, christenings, baby showers – you […]

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