Xenophobia

Oh! I can’t tell you how happy I was to find something to write about for the letter X! I won’t lie, it’s been stressing me out. I was all over the place … from x-rays to x-men to “X marks the spot”. Then I was thinking of being cheeky and heading down the road of Xtreme sports or some other misspelling. I have a confession to make though … I even considering kind of cheating. Continue reading “Xenophobia”

Hugh’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Week 20 – “Solitude”

I’ve seen a number of posts from people who are participating in these weekly photo challenges and it always looks like such fun so I’ve decided to give it a go! The theme this week for Hugh’s Weekly Photo Challenge is solitude.

As soon as I read the word “Solitude” I knew which photo I wanted to share. The following photo was taken at Deadvlei in Namibia in January 2015. The person in the shot is a good friend of mine, lets call him J. I met J in 2013 when he was my tour guide for my first trip to southern Africa. I returned in January 2015 to travel with J yet again because he was Continue reading “Hugh’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Week 20 – “Solitude””

Project Hammer – Cambodia

I thought I’d write about something a little different today. Something that is really important to me and one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. Project Hammer – Cambodia: a community minded group that do volunteer trips to Cambodia each year and who support approximately six different charitable organisations in and around the capital city of Phnom Penh. This particular post will be about the trip I did with them in late 2012, accompanied by two good friends of mine from back home. I first visited Cambodia in Continue reading “Project Hammer – Cambodia”

Quote Challenge – #2

Following on from yesterdays post … it’s day two of the quote challenge that Niki at The Richness of a Simple Life nominated me for … and here’s my quote of the day:

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This has long been a favourite of mine. I first came across it when I was at university and I had to complete a museum review for my studies. It was engraved on an exhibit that housed little, tiny children’s shoes. Shoes of children who had perished in German Continue reading “Quote Challenge – #2”