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9 Jun 2016 Melbourne, Daylesford, Castlemaine to Maryborough

Thank goodness the rain stopped by this morning so Craig could put my bike in the car without getting drowned. I set off for Daylesford to catch up with Fiona and retrieve my glasses that I left at her place in April. 154 more words

A GENEROUS KAYA ELDER

When you have the face of a middle aged man, the metabolism of a middle aged man and the woman you were last seen with (Hi sweetheart) says you dress like a middle aged man, a couple of people you meet are bound to ask for your counsel on an array of issues that are beyond your experience . 907 more words

People

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First of all I’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who tuned into BBC Radio Devon last Monday morning to hear me mention the word ‘poo’ a lot. 682 more words

Apes

Jembeka Festival

In Swahili, jembe is a hoe, but it has also come to mean someone who is hard-working. (Not knowing this, I was a little taken aback when my field assistant declared, after a long day in the field, “Today we have been hoes!”. 601 more words

Fieldwork

ARCHIVE 228 - BOYS FISHING


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Luo boys fishing at Dunga, near Kisumu, on the shores of Lake Victoria in western Kenya; April 1979.

I love the colours and slightly upturned prow of the boat, and its reflection too, and also the overall feeling of relaxation, with time passing slowly on a hot day by the side of the teeming lake. 14 more words

Photography

A Night on The Nile

After a whirlwind of goodbyes at Ndeeba School in Kayunga, a rural farming village in Central Uganda, our bus driver swept us away amidst swarms of students cascading against the sides of the bus to give their thanks. 471 more words

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