On our door. Everywhere we go we are greeted with "Akwaaba!" Painted by another Joseph. Soon off to university, he lost an arm and a leg to buruli ulcers, and this was painted using just his thumb and forefinger on his remaining, mostly paralysed, hand.
Popped back to UK August 9th 2006 We unexpectedly find ourselves back in the UK. Claire's dad, Peter, has been taken seriously ill, and we've returned for two weeks to see him and to support Claire's mum, Janet. He's been very unwell for some years and this is the latest in a number of setbacks. Although he is terminally ill, he seems fairly stable for the moment, and we hope to return to Ghana on the 19th.
These two weeks back ... read more
Africa » Ghana » Central » Ahotokurom Formed from the merger of the British colony of the Gold Coast and the Togoland trust territory, Ghana in 1957 became the first sub-Saharan country in colonial Africa to gain its independence. A long series of coups resulted in the suspension of the ... ... read more
Hi! This is me and my wife, Claire. We're just(May 2006)in the process of renting out our house in Bedford UK, and setting off travelling for a bit. Yesterday we jacked both our jobs in (Claire's a Nurse, I'm a Train Driver)and hope to be away by the end of June. There's gotta be more to life than working, and we hope to be away off and on for maybe 4-5 years.
The only concrete plan we have is that we have a flat booked in Goa for 6 months from the 1st November. We'll probably spend a few weeks in Ghana first, at a leprosy rehabilitation centre that her mum's friend runs. As soon as we le... full info