During the week of 7 July 2014 I was visiting Belgium. One of my appointments was to meet-up with a friend and colleague, Dave, from our illustrious past. We both served in the Royal Air Force and worked together in the Middle East (45 years ago) as well as in Belgium (42 years ago). In service life it is not that common that colleagues should be sent to the same place twice. (Click on photos to enlarge). Continue reading
Statistics are useful as they tell a story. This story concerns employment and unemployment in the country. Apart from the human aspects of the situation you can also see how the country has evolved over a period. Continue reading
I have taken a long time before writing my first blog for 2014. I was waiting for some inspiration and took my time to assess the goings-on in Paradise. The verdict is that the year has started badly for Paradise. In the space of 3 months there has been a spate of murders. Continue reading
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 3,800 times in 2013. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 3 trips to carry that many people.
Emmanuel arrived and the humble were in awe at the splendour of this sight. The arrival of one defenceless baby would change the lives of so many and for so many generations. Continue reading
Recently I decided to head to the North of the island. The purpose was to visit the Grand Baie area which I have not seen for a few years. My memories of Grand Baie and Pereybere date back to the 80′s. In those days the region had a charm and beautiful tranquil beaches. (Click on photo to view larger format). Continue reading
On Armistice day 11 November, in Curepipe town there was an exhibition of war period items. Located in front of the monument dedicated to the Unknown Soldier symbolising the end of World War 1 but also in honour of those who gave their lives in the two major wars. Continue reading