Author Archives: Africa Clockwise

Climate Slave Reparations

Este é para Moçambique Watching the highlights of the opening ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics, the year before we left to travel Africa Clockwise, I remember being quite staggered that director Danny Boyle had chosen to celebrate the Industrial … Continue reading

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Egypt 5: Marsa Shagra – Reef Break

The first thing Red Sea Diving Safari founder Hossam Helmy told me was how pregnant black and white tip reef sharks are the only shore sharks of the 12 species found in the Red Sea. They come to shore to … Continue reading

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Egypt 4: Hurghada ‘Dog Tired’

Let me tell you a bit about my husband. I spent a chunk of my early twenties confined to my bed or my house. Once I found my feet on the road to recovery I was eager to catch up … Continue reading

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“Like Sands Through The Hourglass, So Are… ”

Children, I am so sorry to have to tell you this, but there is no other way. It is the job of parents to protect their children from the horrible truths of the world – the perennial violence, the abuse, … Continue reading

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Egypt 3: Alright Giza?

Wednesday 6th December 2017 was a great day in the life of the Sampson family. What this picture of us at the pyramids doesn’t show is how it took me a week to work up enough strength to get there, … Continue reading

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Egypt 2: Cairo or ‘Walk Like An Egyptian’

Right, well, what with the relapse brought on by Euro winter 2017 and other challenges, I’m now a full year behind telling our story. Please pray I am granted time and capacity to catch up with the blog and make … Continue reading

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M.E. Too or Why I am No Longer NOT Speaking to Doctors about Chronic Illness

Three weeks ago, I met the first doctor in 25 years to believe me. She is a gynaecologist and I went to consult her about my intense peri-menopause rather than my autoimmune condition. As symptoms overlap however, I had to … Continue reading

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