The love ‘thang’ theory – Stay Open
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The love ‘thang’ theory – Stay Open

“Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend”. Martin Luther King Jr We learn about love from day one. Or we learn about the lack of it. Vast amounts of research has been published on parenting and love, so I’m not going to go into that. We just know that…

Jamestown – The Cable has Landed
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Jamestown – The Cable has Landed

On Sunday 29th August 2021 at approximately 9 am the Google Equiano Cable arrived on Saint Helena. It was a ‘fresh’ morning as dawn arrived and with it the Teliri Cable Ship. https://www.saint.fm/googles-equiano-fibre-optic-cable-lands-on-st-helena/ As the buoy with the reference to the cable washed up on the black sand of Ruperts Beach and was retrieved by…

Wherever you go take St Helena Island in your Heart
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Wherever you go take St Helena Island in your Heart

Sitting in Soho Square in London in my early thirties, I got asked, “where the hell is St Helena Island?” It was a question I don’t often get asked anymore, because for whatever reason, our little home is now firmly on the map, not just a speck of dust that one flicks away. What do…

The Voice that Doesn’t shut up unless We manage it
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The Voice that Doesn’t shut up unless We manage it

Take a moment to sit in silence and stand back from the thoughts that constantly zip through our heads. Can you hear the voice incessantly running thoughts through our minds every second of every day? This is neither healthy nor ‘normal’. Energy grows where it flows. We see a situation unfolding in front of us…

Food & Bevvies – The Fuel….or Not
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Food & Bevvies – The Fuel….or Not

Growing up on the island, we did not have the luxury of MacDonalds or Burger King thank goodness. Instead, much of what we ate was homemade and the sharing and caring system with fish and vegetables worked. There was never masses of different products but we made do with the fruits tempting us from overhanging…

Why Elections and Votes mean so much
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Why Elections and Votes mean so much

“Do not let them take away your power. Don’t let them take away your democracy. Plan right now for how you are going to get involved and vote. Do it as early as you can and tell your family and friends how they can vote too.” Barack Obama No one who lived through it will…

Bridging Technological Divides – Saint Helena Island
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Bridging Technological Divides – Saint Helena Island

“You cannot have a society in which if two people wish to communicate the only way that can happen is if it is financed by a third person who wishes to manipulate them.” Jaron Lanier I very rarely stop to think about how a picture on a screen which can be viewed by millions of…

The relaunching of the Nomadica – Ruperts Bay
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The relaunching of the Nomadica – Ruperts Bay

It was a chilly morning on Wednesday 18th August 2021 as we all gathered to watch Gene Henry and his team re-launch the Nomadica on Saint Helena Island, Cheryl and Morgan’s yacht. “The Caribbean here we come!” I had wanted to catch up with Gene for a while, as there’s ‘boys with toys’ and then…

Sunset at Mundens Point
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Sunset at Mundens Point

Addie Thomas Nostalgia, the salty reminders of days by the sea, A dusty, steep road I’ve travelled this path before but not lately, Twilight hours loom, the heat of the day stark, So close, I’ll make it there and back before dark. The cliff above, a metallic face, Pinned in rocks that could displace, Historical…

The Real Job in Life – Ourselves
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The Real Job in Life – Ourselves

“Dedicated to Babs – You inspired me then, you inspire me now”. I don’t regret any part of my past. Some of it makes me sad, very sad, but I know that it happened to teach me valuable lessons. I can’t change it. So what’s the point? I was pretty busted up when I stepped…