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And now the end is near ...

GHANA | Tuesday, 11 Jan 2011 | Views [359]

I can't believe it, but I'm leaving Ghana in about 6 hours time. I'm not sure where the time has gone, but it certainly has raced by. Gerald and Tayo left on Saturday and I've had some "me" time to relax a bit, meet up with some old pals and ... Read more >

Business matters ...

GHANA | Wednesday, 5 Jan 2011 | Views [363] | Comments [2]

I realise that I have almost not mentioned the business, the reason for my being here. Partly because it's still in its infancy and partly because I don't want to give much away! We've met quite a few people already, despite the fact that we've lost ... Read more >

Happy New Year 2011

GHANA | Sunday, 2 Jan 2011 | Views [365]

And so it's transpired that another new year sees me in Ghana. Who would have thought it, a year ago? Last year found me at Elmina with Kirsten and barely a damp aquib of a firework in sight. This year, I celebrated the new year with some fellow "... Read more >

I'll never moan about the state of my gym again

GHANA | Tuesday, 28 Dec 2010 | Views [515] | Comments [2]

So at 7 o’clock this morning, John, Gerald and I set out for the local gym, local being the operative word. And gym in the loosest sense but nevertheless it had all the equipment we needed, not to mention my own personal trainer, Bibi. He started off ... Read more >

The real start to my trip

GHANA | Monday, 27 Dec 2010 | Views [390] | Comments [1]

I don’t think I’ve been anywhere more than once – apart from the odd holiday destination in years gone by. But then I’ve never stayed in one place outside of the UK for as long as the 4 months I was here earlier this year. But to be able to go back ... Read more >

Written en route but uploaded now I'm here

GHANA | Saturday, 25 Dec 2010 | Views [348] | Comments [1]

What a completely different set of emotions I have as I sit on the plane from Heathrow bound for Accra. It was only a year ago that I ventured on my own to this distant country that I knew almost nothing about. Four months immersed in Ghanaian life ... Read more >

Weather didn't permit ....

GHANA | Sunday, 19 Dec 2010 | Views [349] | Comments [2]

Oh well, it was inevitable .... My flight has been cancelled. I'm now booked to fly on Wednesday - weather permitting! I'm coming back 2 days later than scheduled so in the end, I'll only lose one day. So what on earth am I going to do for the next 3 ... Read more >

No thank you British Airways

GHANA | Saturday, 18 Dec 2010 | Views [317]

Well it doesn't look like I'm leaving blighty just yet. Although I'm not due to fly till tomorrow, I can't somehow see BA clearing today's backlog let alone the runways, in time for my afternoon flight. Oh well, I had an extra 6 days in Ghana courtesy ... Read more >

So my Africa story continues ...

GHANA | Thursday, 16 Dec 2010 | Views [320] | Comments [2]

I leave on Sunday to go back to Ghana. It's been 9 months since I left and I can't believe how lucky I am to have the opportunity to return so soon. It just proves that if you want something enough, and you work hard enough to get it - it happens! I ... Read more >

I'm home!!

GHANA | Wednesday, 31 Mar 2010 | Views [368]

Dear all Well I finally made it back to blighty at the weekend, despite the BA strike. Simon and Matt picked me up from the airport and there were the obligatory few tears (mine, not theirs surprisingly!). If you've tried to contact me by phone or email, ... Read more >


GHANA | Tuesday, 16 Mar 2010 | Views [634] | Comments [5]

My trip has been extended by 6 days thanks to the staff at BA wishing to strike next weekend. I was due to leave next Saturday night but have had to change the flight (shame ...) and will now leave on Friday 26th, arriving at 06.30 on the 27th March.... Read more >

Orphanage outing to Cape Coast Castle

GHANA | Monday, 8 Mar 2010 | Views [1050] | Comments [6]

Tuesday 2nd March was the day set to take the children from the orphanage on an outing to Cape Coast Castle. Babita had organised a 60-seater coach to take us along with 50-60 children and 7-8 staff. We had told Madame that we'd pick them all up at 7 ... Read more >

New days at the orphanage

GHANA | Wednesday, 24 Feb 2010 | Views [726] | Comments [2]

Who can resist a gossip? So when I heard about the saga at the orphanage, of course I had to go there to see for myself. How strange to return after a month of travelling. When I arrived, the older children were preparing for March 6th celebrations (Independence ... Read more >

Photos: Water water everywhere

GHANA | Monday, 15 Feb 2010 | Photo Gallery

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Photos: Tro tros

GHANA | Saturday, 13 Feb 2010 | Photo Gallery

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And your specialist subject is - the trotro!

GHANA | Thursday, 11 Feb 2010 | Views [684] | Comments [5]

Well it may not be the most suitable subject for Mastermind but just in case it crops up at your next pub quiz, here are some interesting - and not so interesting - facts about trotros (TTS) 1. All TTS have a driver - hereafter called "the driver"... Read more >

Calling Borchester Asylum inmates ...

GHANA | Monday, 8 Feb 2010 | Views [414] | Comments [6]

Ok, so apart from Barbara giving me a very brief resume about the goings-on in Ambridge before Christmas, (I think,) I don't have a clue what's happening. How did they handle Phil's death? What's the latest in the Matt and Lilian saga? Who's married/divorced/had ... Read more >

Photos: Togo

TOGO | Thursday, 4 Feb 2010 | Photo Gallery

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To go to TOGO

GHANA | Wednesday, 3 Feb 2010 | Views [528] | Comments [3]

Not having had our fill of being in a francophone country (Burkina), we decided to try another one and headed for Togo, which to the uninitiated is to the east of Ghana. I believe it's the smallest country in West Africa, comparable in size to England.... Read more >

January 25th 2010 didn't exist - till the very end of the day

GHANA | Tuesday, 2 Feb 2010 | Views [523] | Comments [2]

Once leaving BF, our intention was to make our way southwards, eventually ending up in Accra for Kerstin's final weekend, via the Volta region - the east side of Ghana, closest to Togo and where the river Volta runs wide. We'd stayed in a town called ... Read more >

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