Monthly Archives: September 2018

Conspicuous Consumption in Florence

Florence: a city dependent on tourism that doesn’t like tourists. Almost nothing is free – even the green spaces in the old city are expensive. Motor scooters scoot down every back alley, elegant cars squeeze into tiny spaces, everywhere in … Continue reading

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Concert for Madagascar

This year marks the two-hundredth anniversary of the first missionaries to travel from Wales to Madagascar, and Money for Madagascar, a brilliant charity that began life here in South West Wales, organised a stellar concert to mark the occasion. It … Continue reading

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Am I a coffee adict?

Ahhh – that sigh of well-being as I sluice a precious mouthful of my favourite deep black brew round my mouth and swallow, rejoicing in the slightly bitter after-taste and the caffeine high. My coffee is strong. I use two … Continue reading

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Skokholm as in Stoke ’em (Part 3)

Thursday and Friday Though still badly stressed by the necessity of interacting with so many strangers, the group are becoming less strange, and as I expected, my first impressions were way off the mark. Part of the problem for me … Continue reading

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Skokholm as in Stoke ’em (Part 2)

Monday Good light, horrible strong wind, gut ache all day. It wasn’t totally ruined though. The joy of capturing a good image banishes the wind and the belly ache for a while, and it’s hard not to love creatures which … Continue reading

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