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2012 Paralympic Games

If the excellent 2012 Olympic Games are anything to go by , London will run an excellent Paralympic Games , starting in just a few short hours . I know Kinsale sailor John Twomey , who with his crew of … Continue reading

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Melbourne , Australia

So , after years of it being at the top of my “Dream List” , we have moved to Australia ! So far , it has exceeded all my expectations . I’m here a full month now and it’s been … Continue reading

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Haiti – A Curious Job Ad

How about this for an advertisement for a short term job : Wanted – People for a week’s manual labour . Description – you will travel to the poorest country in the western hemisphere with a group of like minded … Continue reading

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Haiti and Haven – A week’s work

Well we’re back from our week’s work in Gonaives , Haiti . Over 340 of us travelled to Haiti over a week ago and spent 6 full long days working on the Monte Blanc site . I’d like to write … Continue reading

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Off to Haiti

So , finally , we’re off to Haiti on saturday ! I’m very fortunate to be part of the Haven Build it Week , taking place from 2nd to 10th April , in Gonaives , Haiti . I’m part of … Continue reading

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Customer Service !!!

I found myself “enjoying” a nine-hour stopover in London last weekend and , rather than hang about in Stansted , I headed into London city for the afternoon . It was a good day with the streets of Regent Street … Continue reading

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Half Way There ! Downhill from now on !

Had a big weekend – I hit the half-way stage . I’m now at 527 kilometres and have brought my daily average up to 12 kilometres . I have committed to row 1,000 kilometres on the Concept 2 Ergometer . … Continue reading

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French Healthcare

Was away with family in France recently – I had work to do and my fabulous family had a few days break . Unfortunately , my 10 year old daughter had a setback and had to have her appendix taken … Continue reading

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The Mysteries of Photography revealed

I have an Olympus DSLR which I purchased a few years ago . It’s a great camera and I’ve captured great shots of family and friends over the years . However , there is only one setting , as far … Continue reading

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Creatures of Habit

So , I’ve just reached the 1/4 way stage , and it hurts ! I have committed to row 1,000 kilometres on this instrument of torture – the Concept 2 Ergometer . Why ? Well , I’m raising funds to … Continue reading

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