Category Archives: History

Madiba

Nelson Mandela died today. This is a different kind of blog for me. First because the photos were not taken by me and secondly because I want to reflect on the passing of a giant and how humbled I was … Continue reading

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The Pope and me

He looked down on us from all over the City of Buenos Aires – the newly chosen Pope was awaiting ‘coronation’ and his native Argentina was alive with anticipation. He was the first Pope from a Latin American country and … Continue reading

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How green is my valley…again

The classic 1939 book by Richard Llewellyn (made into a movie of the same name) ‘How Green was My Valley’ was one of my favourites when I was young. It described the transformation of agricultural valleys and ancient, green rolling … Continue reading

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History lives in a garden in Seasalter

As I parked in front of the pretty little bungalow in Seasalter, Kent, England I felt anxious about the ‘strangers’ I was about to meet. My mother must have felt the same because when I urged her to go ahead … Continue reading

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History under our feet and all around us

My mother and I have made the trip to England for a reunion of her father’s relatives. Battling jet lag on our first day, we foray out into the English county of Kent and with a stunningly green British spring … Continue reading

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Don’t cry for me Argentina!

I’m no amatuer when it comes to figuring our the ‘politics’ of a situation – be they partisan, gender, class or other. However a recent visit to Beautiful Buenos Aires had me a little perplexed on a number of levels … Continue reading

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Buenos Aires – a world class walking city

What makes a great walking city? Streets with unique character, lots of people, distinct neighbourhoods, parks to sit and cafe’s to refresh and people watch, good public transit…that would be my list and Buenos Aires would be among the top … Continue reading

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