Lots Wife’s Ponds – One of my favourite walks
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Lots Wife’s Ponds – One of my favourite walks

Going through photos of past walks, I realised that I had not posted the walk to Lots Wife’s Ponds or indeed Sharks Valley. Manati Bay can be found on sthelenaonline.org So here we go for those who are planning to do some adventure walking on St Helena and are tired of the tourist brochures for…

One with Nature – St Helena Island
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One with Nature – St Helena Island

“Look deep into nature and you will understand everything better”. Albert Einstein I missed so much of life for a long time whilst looking through a fast paced, unappreciative, superficial lens. By the time I arrived on St Helena in 2020, I had spent so much time outdoors in quietude that I was ready to…

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…

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…

Remove the Thorn and Live
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Remove the Thorn and Live

“I think it’s important for fans to know that but if I am doing something that inspires me musically, then I think it will inspire someone else too”. Chris Cornell. Almost seven years ago my Father died by suicide. I do not speak for the rest of the members of my family, his friends, colleagues…

Be the Watcher of Thoughts & Emotions
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Be the Watcher of Thoughts & Emotions

Life is a vacation when we sit back from the ‘self’ and just observe without comment, criticism, reaction. It doesn’t mean we don’t do, it just means we are not driven by the unconscious voice / ego. Buddha says “no self, no problem”. When we let go of the constant personalisation of life and just…

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…