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The Season of Change

The Season of Change

If spending a long time surrounded by nature at her purest, one tends to tune into the subtle changes of the bush, her inhabitants and the climate. The shady acacia trees are already showing promising signs of new growth with tiny feathery green leaves adding a splash of pleasant colour other than the golden burnt […]

It’s a Bush Life – rhythm and blues

It’s a Bush Life – rhythm and blues

My chosen title is a somewhat appropriate and will explain a little of my disappearance from my more frequent bush updates of the past and office life in Arusha! Before I turn to the rhythm and blues of the bush I feel after such a great season and my silence, some time is needed and […]

It’s all about Sir Isaac Newton’s law – “What goes up must come down.”

It’s all about Sir Isaac Newton’s law – “What goes up must come down.”

Apologies are in order to our followers for the sudden stop in the saga of 81-year-old Jerry Martindale’s successful summit of Kilimanjaro. We last left Jerry’s story on a happy note, with the knowledge that he was in good shape still after his summit along with the 2 extra nights he spent at Millennium and […]

Focus until you see crystal

Focus until you see crystal

No rich black coffee at my side and no office working space wrapped around me when my phone started vibrating angrily against my leg whilst standing in a supermarket yesterday 20th June at around 17.30. First I saw a missed call and the icon for a message delivered. Checked the missed call to see Paul […]

Minus 10 degrees C – a chilly night on Kili

Minus 10 degrees C – a chilly night on Kili

Fitting into my regular pattern of vibrating phone and morning coffee, happy again to see Paul’s message come singing in giving me the update from the Bivy camp location. Not a huge update to add as the message was pretty short but went like this; Very cold last night, temps dropping to minus 10 degrees […]

Onward and upward – Jerry prepares for the summit

Onward and upward – Jerry prepares for the summit

Once again before I had finished my first coffee this morning my mobile phone jumped to life and started vibrating at my workstation. At these early hours of the morning this usually means somebody is not coming in to work and are off to the doctors for one thing or another!! This morning however it […]