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…

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…

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…

What really matters most these Days
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What really matters most these Days

As you become more clear about who you really are, you’ll be better able to decide what is best for you – the first time around”. Oprah Winfrey As I write this, the rain is falling gently outside, creating a silky mist against the backdrop of the green trees. Birds are squawking playfully, the wind…

The Beatles – Liverpool 2020
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The Beatles – Liverpool 2020

“And in the end, The Love you take, Is equal to the love, You make”. The Beatles One wet and windy afternoon as I ran through Otterspool Park, in the South of Liverpool, I bumped into a very nice old fella called Keith. Keith was getting treatment for cancer and he would find out the…

Scurrying to the Sugar Loaf Summit
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Scurrying to the Sugar Loaf Summit

“In the end it is not the years in your life that count. It is the life in your years”. Abraham Lincoln Unless you have an excellent walking guide like Ed Thorpe, a walker can miss the many little trails which branch off popular walks like Flagstaff. This was another first for me, how glad…