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An African Thunderstorm

There’s nothing quite like an African thunderstorm.
In the UK we are treated to grey skies and clouds that can’t seem to make up their mind if they’re just going to float above us indefinitely, push off to Belgium or be decisive enough to whip up something spectacular. 247 more words


Honeymoon part two

We left Kosi Forest and met our transfer to Thonga Beach Lodge in an old cashew nut plantation. I think the driver was quite surprised when we helped him load the vehicle and didn’t complain when it started to pour with rain. 866 more words

Ubuntu: Thanksgiving 2012 cultural exchange

One of the Peace Corps goals that Volunteers are supposed to complete is to share American culture abroad. This Thanksgiving, I and the rest of the Battlefields PCVs were given the perfect opportunity to share our holiday with British friends. 837 more words

Peace Corps

The Library Lecture: Isandlwana, 22 January 1879 - British Defeat or Zulu Victory? A date for the diary: Wednesday 28th November

Andrew Rattray will talk to us about that fateful day, the 22nd of January 1879, when the British Army invaded Zululand and found themselves up against the might of the Zulu Army, which prompted Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli, later that year, upon the death of the Prince Imperial of France to say ‘A very remarkable people the Zulus: they defeat our generals, they convert our bishops, they have settled the fate of a great European dynasty.’ 248 more words



Naked Valour is up on the DEFENCE OF RORKE”S DRIFT page under WATERCOLOURS. There’s a photo sequence of the work and a couple of my working sketches. 37 more words