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I made it to an early morning mass at St Francis of Assisi in La Quinta, California. I love how I can go to any Catholic Church anywhere and the mass is the same. 33 more words

Everyday Blessings

Saint Patrick

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! Obviously, Saint Patrick is the Saint for this Saintly Saturday.

We had another beautiful day and Justine tried out a tennis racket. 34 more words


Tennis Open

Riley, Justine and I are in California for the national Tri-Level tennis tournament, which is part of the BNP Paribas Open. It’s been a great experience so far and I have enjoyed watching Riley play with his team. 61 more words

Everyday Blessings

Wet Ink

Freshly applied to the artist’s canvas, or scrolled across the page, wet ink implies an idea newly committed to expression. It’s still vulnerable to smudges and drips. 9 more words


What's the CAF?

It’s pure evil.

Well that’s a bit dramatic really as it’s an organisation that gives you money. It just takes forever.

The Caisse d’Allocations Familiales or the CAF as it’s known to its friends, is a bit like a benefits system. 284 more words


Do the French really love paperwork?

Oh my. Yes they do. 

They are experts in wine, cheese, bread and files.

Before you leave, photocopy everything. Definitely make a few copies of your passport and European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) ( 458 more words


Africa Renewables: Funding available for Burkina Faso solar project

The Banque Internationale pour le Commerce, l’Industrie et l’Artisanat du Burkina (BICIAB), a BNP Paribas Group subsidiary, will provide $16.5-million in financing to Eren Renewable Energy for a 15 MW solar power plant that is under construction in Burkina Faso. 253 more words

Mozambique Mining Industry