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Revisiting the Solomon Islands, 50 years on #2

Dear friends, As promised, here is a quick look at a trip I made out of Honiara along the north coast to Lela Beach to check out a weaving festival which I saw advertised around town.  The site was right on the beach and not so many people around in the morning although I gather [...]

Revisiting the Solomon Islands, 50 years on #1

Dear friends, This month I had the wonderful experience of revisiting the Solomon Islands, fifty years after I taught there as a young volunteer.  I spent a couple of days in Honiara, exploring the city, meeting a few people who have been my contacts, visiting the local market and a weaving festival. Honiara was buzzing [...]

Bromont, Quebec, Canada #1

Dear friends, One of the highlights of my North American trip was to be able to attend the wedding celebrations of a dear colleague and friend Andrée to her charming partner Denis.  Together with a few other Red Cross colleagues we spent several days with Andrée and Denis at their home in Bromont, Quebec, and then joined [...]

Montreal, Quebec, Canada #1

Dear Friends, A brief visit to the wonderful city of Montreal gave me a chance to shoot a few photos of buildings and graffiti around town and to enjoy a little of the Summer Music Festival. The city is celebrating its 375th anniversary.  The mighty St Lawrence River close to Montreal. Approaching the city of [...]