July 2015


I came to the Isle of Wight through helpx.net, a website dedicated to bringing volunteers with skills who want to travel together with host families in need of said skills with space enough to accommodate said volunteers. The deal you strike is simple, for bed and board you work…

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Jul 19, 2015
Visiting Pete

This is yet another update post that I am afraid I can promise will make for an entirely uninteresting read. Having only recently returned home from Devon, where I was tasked with the job of helping my maternal grandmother reduce her book collection following on from the death of my grandfather, I…

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There is only so much that I can find to say about the unenviable task that is helping one’s grandmother to sort through her possessions and get rid of them, either to the dump or to various charity shops. It was a sad necessity because none of the relatives have room…

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