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Whether you’re Charlie or not

          I had gone to sleep incredibly early on the 6th of January.  It was barely dark, but the combination of a particularly hot Brisbane summer and the soporific effects of early pregnancy made me crawl into bed, resigned to dreaming ordinary dreams.  I would not know until the following morning that around the time…

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Trekking Mayflower Bocawina National Park, Belize

          As hard as it was to peel ourselves away from the gentle rhythms of the seaside, we woke up to the rousting of the out-of-tune cockerel for an early start into the jungle with Julien, our guide from the Maya Centre.           Julien and his family run the Tutzil Nah Cottages at the Maya…

From slopes to cliffs with the AM radio

          The drive to my new hospital takes up the better part of that hour which exists between dawn and sunrise.  The roads are a placid network of asphalt conveying us ungrudgingly in the dark – the light traffic at this hour was no skin off its back.  A strong cup of coffee keeps me…

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Resist-The-Plastic : You Are What You Eat

          Welcome to my kitchen.  It’s not very grand, but it’s warm, and nourishing, and like this blog, it knows the value of a good experiment.           Plastics, as inedible as they are, feature heavily in the context of food.  They’re used as containers and for packaging, from those triangular sandwich cases to the ubiquitous…

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Resist-The-Plastic: Time for a Splash

Ready for a journey through our plastic-ridden lives? First stop: bathroom. Ohhh… Lordy.           As I gathered up the various plastic artefacts, I was close to becoming disheartened. The cheerful band of bottles and jars was a fine testament to how addicted we are to plastic (or at least to their contents) and how deeply…