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Travelling without books doesn't mean nothing to read

Travelling without books doesn’t mean nothing to read

I’ve recently started reading again. This happens periodically. I won’t read a single book for months and then something will spark my interest and I’m off. All my spare time is spent reading. I confine myself to my room with a book and large mug of tea, emerging at regular intervals to refill the mug […]

Will Take On Africa be a 'Legacy Project'?

Will Take On Africa be a ‘Legacy Project’?

I have been fortunate enough to stumble upon Chris Guillebeau’s website, The Art of Non-Conformity and having read several of this articles realise that he has put into words many of my own idea and thoughts, which I have until recently kept largely to myself. In Chris’ own words, ‘The Art of Nonconformity (AONC) project chronicles my […]

Collier's Take on War, Guns and Votes: Democracy in Dangerous Places

Collier’s Take on War, Guns and Votes: Democracy in Dangerous Places

Browsing Times Online today, one article caught my eye, for two reasons: Firstly, it was about Africa – and anything involving Africa interests me these days, as the date for my departure from the UK and entry to this fascinating continent looms ever nearer. Secondly, it mentioned Paul Collier – the author of The Bottom […]

Test riding the new bike

I finally picked up my new Thorn Raven bike this weekend and having been for a couple of outings can say I’m really quite happy with it. It took most of the first ride to get used to the rohloff twist shifter and the second to get used to the toe-clips, but now I’m feeling […]