January 26, 2015

Counting down the painfully long, dark and gloomy days of November had become a childhood obsession.  Enduring the bone chilling damp and drizzle, common in the North of England at this time of year, was a daily challenge. A challenge, which I believe, I survived solely with one thought in mind; with the end of November came December and with December came Christmas.  I was ten years old and I loved Christmas!


Christmas, a transformational, magical time of the year, when even a world covered in frozen fog glowed with the warmth of twinkling fairy lights. A time of fleeting relief from the dai...

May 2, 2014

I don’t know whether it was all the talk about the Rapture or a Skype chat with an old work colleague from 30 years ago but I started thinking of the one place I would like to revisit if the opportunity arose!

For me that one place is the Okavango Swamps in Botswana. For my money it should be one of the Seven Wonders of the World but being selfish I am glad it isn’t as that likely ensures it is not spoiled by too much tourism.

The fact that it is an inland delta is not the only unique feature of Okavango. There is a species of buck, the Sitatunga that is unique to the area that has developed a webbe...

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