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Tag Archives: British
We leave the house at 9:20 am with some trepidation it must be said. The two Things cope with the goodbyes stoically. No tears. No tantrums. This is a done deal that their parents are going back to the heartland, back to … Continue reading
It’s a ‘proud father’ moment for me as my daughter (known in these posts as Thing I but known to the rest of the writing world as Amory Powell) is now a published author and poet at the tender age … Continue reading
Today, a little humour for you. I say humour rather than humor as this is particularly British (and so justifiably published as British is one of the main themes of this blog). Nevertheless, I hope everyone reading this enjoys it anyway, as I did … Continue reading
Bangladesh is a land of contradictions. Feast and famine go hand in hand; everything is possible and nothing is possible; it’s the most wonderful place to live and the worst. Those of us living in the middle of nowhere at … Continue reading
Bangladesh: An Inspirational Journey By Helen Bintley As the plane came to an unceremonious stop I readied myself for a new challenge. This was the first time that I had worked as an obstetrician and gynaecologist outside of the UK. Having only worked with … Continue reading