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AN AFRICAN DREAM

Was it here, that it started, my fascination for that continent and many a wild creature? Captivated by a film at the local Odeon, I was young. It was just the second feature. “Serengeti shall not die” the title”, the first of many a wildlife film I couldn’t miss. Zoo Time, Zoo Quest, The World […]

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BEFORE EACH DAY

At this hour, before the dawn, the alarm bell is yet to ring. The dreams play tricks, those memories from the past still cling. In that brief moment, when I wake, there’s no memory not a thought. Knowledge and experience suspended, all that has been taught. All now is dark and still. No one moves. […]

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26B

It’s over. You must leave. She asked where will you go? I’ll live in London I replied, though shocked, abandoned and feeling rather low. She doubted if I would, but I was determined to try My birthplace and roots near there, this was my reason why. From Chiswick in the west to Limehouse in the […]

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FIRST EXCURSION

From my home across our road, to Claremont Gardens in one gate and out through another Down Grove Road to descend that hill, my hand clasped tightly by my mother. Perched on the landing stage, before me the long river flowed to the sea. From Harts boatyard, varnish and engine oil smells all about me […]

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