A new blogging schedule

You will be glad to hear that I’ve decided to add some order to the chaos of my blog. One of the very interesting pieces of advice I gathered from the Folksy Summer… Continue reading

Things to see at the Bristol Balloon Fiesta

The Bristol Balloon Fiesta takes place every August. I may be a little biased as it’s my hometown but I think Bristol has some pretty mint festivals. Some notables are the Ashton Court… Continue reading

Hyper Japan 2013: Wherein I coo at all the Japanese pretties

The last weekend in July saw Hyper Japan taking place in London. This year it took place in the cavernous Earls Court Two venue. This was a great venue with loads of space… Continue reading

Dubai during Ramadan: A stopover story

If you are a regular reader of this blog you may be thinking that I’ve fallen off the edge of the world. Not true. I have merely gone on a trip to the… Continue reading

Uganda named top destination for 2013

  With its stunning scenery and varied wildlife it’s no wonder that organisations the world over are rushing to recognise Uganda as a top travel destination. According to the National Geographic Uganda is among… Continue reading

Tracking Chimpanzees in Kibale National Park

Kibale National Park is located in Southern Uganda, about 6 hours drive from Kampala. It consists of dense rain forest stretching over 700 square kilometres and is the most popular destination to go chimpanzee trekking… Continue reading

Hiking in the Grampians National Park

I like to think of myself as a walker. I’ve reached that age now where a physical activity as a hobby seems a prerequisite. Running is all the rage with those approaching their… Continue reading

Ugandan Martyrs Day

Today is Martyrs Day in Uganda! It’s a public holiday meaning most people have had a three-day weekend. Every year on this day celebrations take place at the Ugandan  Martyrs’ Shrine in Namugongo. Pilgrims… Continue reading

Seeking Shoebill Storks in Mabamba Swamp

The swamp is silent apart from the swish swish of the canoe paddle. We are edging our way through lily encrusted water, making our way towards the elusive Shoebill Stork. Fishermen used to… Continue reading

A hidden village at the Uganda Museum

I’d been to the Uganda Museum before but somehow I’d missed the village in the back garden. “Is that open?” I asked a skinny woman who was standing by the open door looking… Continue reading