Celebrating Diversity

Last night, I persuaded my husband and boys to watch “Crash” with me. The boys overcame their suspicion of any film that I recommend. (I have tested friendships many a time by coming out of a film raving about it while my companion has absolutely hated it….‘The Beach’ ….. ‘War of the Worlds’ ….. ‘Notes […]

Cultural acceptance of speed

I am one of the lucky ones. I got caught speeding recently. In a Ford Transit minibus no less. I did not get three points on my licence. I got to attend a three hour speed awareness workshop instead. And this was where I was introduced to the idea of the cultural acceptance of speed.
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Back to Africa

If the title implies I have already visited Africa, then I’m sorry - it’s more that I’m turning my thoughts back there. I am not one of those people that suffers from wanderlust and feels the need to travel the world, taking in diverse cultures, natural wonders, new experiences….. I have no desire to see […]

Images of Africa

It was a pleasant surprise to open my daughter’s book bag with her at bedtime last night and discover one of the delightful “Handa” series by Eileen Brown. We all love “Handa’s surprise”, where Handa carries a bowl of various fruits on her head to her friend Akeyo in the next village and is in […]