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Day 4. Tuesday 9/8/22 An 8.15am start for the 309km journey to Ayres Rock. We stopped to view Uluru on the skyline, seeing the outline of its “toothbrush”, a distant range of hills providing the handle. Then we crossed the … Continue reading

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It Could Only get Better

4.30 pm on Day 1. My heart fell. I couldn’t believe it: we were part of a dreaded package tour … The enormous coach was full. Did I discern similar dismay on the faces of some other passengers? We packed … Continue reading

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How could I have been so stupid? Ratings: Imagine – 2; Tour partners – 7; Overall Impression – 3 They are not on Trip Adviser, but I found them afterwards on Trustpilot. The reviews (including mine) are there for all … Continue reading

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Life in Kenya

LIFE IN KENYA – Then and Now Am I beginning to come out of my shell – or is this just a flash in the pan – Who knows? I gave a SLIDE TALK to the North Coast branch of … Continue reading

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Smudge was a little man. He inspected his new surroundings curiously and not without suspicion. But he found he had nothing to complain about. This was quite unprecedented, and for a minute he was at a loss. His room was … Continue reading

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Christmas with a Difference

Like many people this year I am tired. I don’t feel like doing new things. I just want to stay quiet, take a breather and sparsely spread my activities among the days so that I have at least one thing … Continue reading

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A Whole Year has Passed

So much has happened since my last blog, but now maybe the muse is beginning to return. Almost everything has come true, but not without considerable stress, anxiety, heartbreak and finally unbelievable “luck” – which I prefer to consider as … Continue reading

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Dear Friends

It is over four months since I last wrote to you, and six weeks since I returned from my visit to family in Australia. Such a rich, special time; experiencing the highs and lows of ordinary family life and often … Continue reading

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A Happy Christmas!

 What a year it’s been! I’ve been trying to settle into a new life on my own. Thought it would be easy, as I’m a loner by nature, but I was in for a shock.In an effort to take my … Continue reading

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The Wilds of Tribal Scotland

Once again, I’m delighted to welcome good friend Nancy Jardin who has exciting news. I can’t wait to get my hands on the latest of her stories set in the wilds of tribal Scotland – even though some of the … Continue reading

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