Birds of a feather flock together – or not.
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Birds of a feather flock together – or not.

“If we continue to think and live as if we belong only to different cultures and different religions, with separate missions and goals, we will always be in self-defeating competition with each other. Once we realise we are all members of humanity, we will want to compete in the spirit of love.” Muhammad Ali Friday…

Tuscany – Garden Cities and Villages of Italy
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Tuscany – Garden Cities and Villages of Italy

Italy is my favourite holiday destination. Rustic, charming, antiquated and gothic in some places. There are too few words to describe Italy and its cultural richness combined with age old architecture which blows the senses to pieces.   Italy gives one an eclectic palate for adventure and whilst many towns and cities may offer a homogenous…

Gill Point – Just the Five of Us
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Gill Point – Just the Five of Us

“A friend is one that knows you as you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you have become, and still, gently allows you to grow”. William Shakespeare I love the walking group, really it is the one event of the week (or the month as has been the case in the last few…

Climbing to a Small Mountain and then a Bigger Mountain
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Climbing to a Small Mountain and then a Bigger Mountain

“Climb every mountain, ford every stream, follow every rainbow, till you find your dream” Sound of Music – Mother Abbess She sat on the pinnacle of a mountain, yet there were many peaks higher, broader and more treacherous. She could turn back now and say, “I made it half the way”, or she could rest…

Saint FM Discussion Panel – Go Saint Helena!
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Saint FM Discussion Panel – Go Saint Helena!

On Thursday 02nd September 2021 (the same day the school started back and the little ones headed to Prince Andrew School for their first year- unfortunate name PAS) Tara Wortley, Christine Thomas, Lawson Henry, Alan Bennett and Jackie Leo assembled at Saint FM to talk. You can listen to the interview once it is uploaded…

VEG-Thursday – Saint Helena’s Fine Vegetables
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VEG-Thursday – Saint Helena’s Fine Vegetables

I was greeted by this wonderful sight as I stepped out the car at Market Square this morning. These guys are well up in their 70’s but they are still plantin’, growin’ and sellin’. The prices are soooo affordable and they say they sell mostly to pensioners who don’t have a lot of money. See…..that’s…

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…

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…