Sri Lanka – the first blog post

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It is almost the end of the trip and its the first time I’ve put pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard). This has been a trip with a difference. For the first time I am not alone (or in a big group), instead this wonderful experience has been shared … Read More

My first student success

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After a horrible day, and week, at work I drove to my now regular Wednesday lesson wondering whether to phone and cancel. Teaching your best friend’s son means cancelling is a possibility without putting out a group of expectant individuals. But despite my lethargy and desire to curl up at … Read More

The final furlong

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Written on December 4th 2014 Wet and tired but with lungs full of fresh sea air we were Killarney bound and found ourselves at Mackross house a beautiful country house that once hosted Queen Victoria. The grounds are also supposed to be spectacular (it was once a hunting lodge) but … Read More

Three mile Inch beach

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Written on December 2nd 2014 From Limerick to the Dingle Peninsular and Annascule, a tiny village with well nothing open! We arrived, unloaded and found our way to Dingle for tea. Dingle, was a lovely, and possibly upper market sea side town, but as it was about 6pm when we … Read More

A misty and murky day

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Written on December 1st 2014 There were two girls on a road trip, Who found themselves in Limerick Everything was closed, But the point of this prose, Is to prove the Blarney stone’s no gimmick Can you guess where we went next?? We arrived just in time to change and … Read More

The gift of eloquence

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Written on 30th November 2014 Blarney Castle was phenomenal, So much more than I expected. I had no idea the blarney stone would be located at the top of a stunning medieval castle which itself is perched atop an eight metre cliff created by quarrying the stone for the rock … Read More

A few words from Ireland

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Written on 29th November 2014 All the best laid plans…. has so far been the theme of the trip,  from an abandoned second night in Cork to the discovery that off-season often means closed, has made for some creative and unexpected twists to the trip. We rocked up in Cork … Read More

Emergency landing!

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Written on Saturday 12 October I’ve made it to Addis Ababa where I write by the dim lights of the airport’s emergency lighting following a power cut that pitched the whole terminal into blackness. The total blackout only lasted a few seconds before emergency lighting kicked in and slowly light … Read More

My african adventure is over

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Written on Saturday 12 October This morning I watched the truck depart with a heavy heart. On the one hand I am glad to be going home on the other I am envious of the adventures the rest of the truck will be having. I have spent the last 24 … Read More

Day 21…

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…feels weird. For most people truck life continues but for me it is over. New people are arriving to take the place of the three of us who are departing and as they sit getting to know the group it feels almost wrong to try and be part of it, … Read More

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