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Every day there's a reason for tears ...

GHANA | Saturday, 19 Dec 2009 | Views [311] | Comments [6]

.... inevitably. The pictures don't depict the sadness that's found daily at the orphanage but the following stories will - Since my first day, I've befriended a lovely 11-year old girl called Sofia. She's bright, articulate, helpful and pretty (see ... Read more >


Photos: Tears at the orphanage

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Michael Jackson didn't lie ...

GHANA | Wednesday, 16 Dec 2009 | Views [303] | Comments [2]

... about his skin colour and I KNOW because he obviously took the same malaria tablets that I'm taking (doxy something or the other) which turn certain parts of your body (in my case, my legs) very white. The rest of me is turning a pleasant shade of ... Read more >


R&R in Accra

GHANA | Wednesday, 16 Dec 2009 | Views [382] | Comments [1]

Well, I left you on Friday sweaty, hot, dirty and tired - but nothing a little R&R couldn't cure, so Kirsten, Babita (my two NBFs - not really true Ruth C!!) and I packed our rucksacks and headed for the capital. One thing we've learned is that life ... Read more >


A day in the life of ....

GHANA | Saturday, 12 Dec 2009 | Views [491] | Comments [10]

Friday 11th December, Swedru and Akwaakwaa, Ghana Woken up as usual by the several cockerels that seem to know how much I love being woken up at 5 a.m. At just after 6, get up for my bucket shower and then venture outside to do some washing - two buckets, ... Read more >


Predictable or what

GHANA | Wednesday, 9 Dec 2009 | Views [678] | Comments [6]

I've decided to adopt one of the babies at the orphanage - it's a toss up between Pamela age 6 months or Lena age 3 months. Maybe both? I arrived at my host family on Friday morning and I can't believe my luck. Margaret is the host mother and she's ... Read more >


I'm really here ...

GHANA | Thursday, 3 Dec 2009 | Views [735] | Comments [12]

I don't really know where to start. I only arrived 3 days ago and I'm in a different time and world, experienced all sorts of amazing things ... To give you some background info - there's one other volunteer with me this week so we've been hanging out ... Read more >


I'm here!

GHANA | Tuesday, 1 Dec 2009 | Views [513] | Comments [5]


Where in the world ...

GHANA | Thursday, 12 Nov 2009 | Views [696] | Comments [3]

OK, it now seems real. I've been told that my placement is with the Nyamekye Orphanage in Swedro, where I'll be looking after babies and children - feeding, bathing, changing nappies, teaching the kids etc. I wonder if I'll want to bring one or two of ... Read more >


Days not weeks or months now

GHANA | Friday, 6 Nov 2009 | Views [502] | Comments [5]

At long last, I think I've mastered how to use this blog. It helps if you log in first! Still not sure how to use the tags or how to attach photos but I daresay, I'll find out in time. Today I had the dubious pleasure of going to the Ghanaian High Commission ... Read more >


Six weeks to go ...

GHANA | Tuesday, 20 Oct 2009 | Views [228] | Comments [5]

Still so much to do but I'm slowly getting organised. Being of a mature age (!) and stage in my life, it's not as straightforward as packing up my rucksack and closing the door behind me, before heading for the airport. I think there's a book waiting ... Read more >


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