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 She held up her hand
           and through her spread fingers
I saw the stars and a slant moon
           hovering above Regent’s Park
and I remembered the giraffes… 99 more words


George Crawford

Grandfather George Crawford was born in Glasgow on 21 April 1904.  He qualified as a marine engineer in Glasgow in the early 1930’s.  In 1938 he moved his family (my grandmother, my aunt and my mother) to the small village of Kigoma on… 81 more words

Kenya, Uganda, Tanganyika #105 (1958)

The region of British East Africa has quite a complicated postal history with stamps of the area receiving numerous identifying inscriptions since their first release in May 1890, bearing the name of a company —   7,918 more words

Stamp Issuers

Why the name Zanzibar?

Zanzibar is one of the main archipelago of Tanzania, and actually the name Tanzania comes from combining the names Tanganyika and Zanzibar. It is situated on the… 707 more words

Great Trivia

Jambo Tanzania!

Jambo means “hello” in Swahili and I hear it all day long in Tanzania because Tanzania is such a friendly place. 370 more words

Mouthbrooders - A Brief Overview

Certain species of tropical fish carry fertilised eggs in their mouths and continue to hold the babies there for a while after they hatch.This can be found in both paternal and maternal members of the species. 417 more words