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Country Shops On St Helena, Part 3 – Blue Hill and Longwood

PRESERVING THE TRADITIONAL COUNTRY SHOPS, Part 3 | Sharon Henry "We opened this shop in 1974 so it has been going for over 42 years now," says Audrey glancing at the blanket of rain falling just outside her Blue Hill Shop door.

By |2018-06-26T05:34:35+00:00August 9th, 2017|Amazing People, Culture, St Helena|8 Comments

A Great Family Day Out Horse Racing at Newmarket July Racecourse

FIRST TIME BETTING ON THE HORSES | Darrin Henry Expecting a little friendly chit-chat, I told the bookie I was placing my first ever bet, instead I got back a no nonsense, “Well sort it out then mate!” Priceless! Sharon and I went horse racing at Newmarket July Racecourse

By |2018-08-31T11:55:54+00:00August 1st, 2017|Culture, Sport, UK|10 Comments

District Six Museum, Cape Town – The Forced Removal Of A Community

WHEN 60,000 PEOPLE LOST THEIR HOMES | Sharon Henry District Six Museum, Cape Town memorialises the unfair treatment of an eviction notice enforced on 60,000 people during the apartheid era in South Africa. The eviction process took 11 years. The museum is used for

A Cape Malay Cooking Lesson in Bo Kaap, Cape Town

SPICING UP MY LIFE | Darrin Henry Cape Malay cooking safari in the colourful Cape Town district of Bo Kaap has truly caught me by surprise in that I am now inspired to cook. Properly, I should add! Back home I’m a kitchen-o-phobe, or

People Of Cape Town Give Us The Word On The Street – Time-Lapse

THE BEST THING ABOUT CAPE TOWN… | Sharon Henry People of Cape Town give their city a cool and stylish vibe. One way to meet people living in Cape Town is simply by talking to them, street conversation with real people is great for

Theatre in the Backyard – A South African Township Drama

THE NIGHT WE SAW GEORGE’S BABY | Darrin Henry Theatre in the Backyard was a performance drama like nothing I have ever seen before; energetic, emotional and at times a little uncomfortable to watch such was the realism. The whole production uses an ordinary backyard in Nyanga

By |2017-07-06T08:16:17+00:00July 6th, 2017|Amazing People, Culture, South Africa, Tourist Attraction|6 Comments

Street Football In Istanbul – Besiktas vs Spurs

SPEAKING MY LANGUAGE IN TURKEY | Darrin Henry When we travel people always ask if we speak other languages. Although the answer is “no, just English,” really, that’s not completely true. Today on the streets of Istanbul, my international language of ‘football’ helped me out, yet again.

By |2017-06-30T09:47:07+00:00June 26th, 2017|Amazing People, Culture, Sport, Turkey|12 Comments

How To Make St Helena Bread and Dance (Tomato Paste)

SAINT TOMATO PASTE RECIPE | Sharon Henry There probably aren’t many foods that are associated with dancing, as much as tomato paste sandwiches are here on St Helena. So much so we’ve nicknamed them ‘bread ‘n’ dance,’ an island favourite made of tomatoes and onion – sounds simple but boy do

By |2019-01-12T10:13:49+00:00June 9th, 2017|Culture, Food and Drink, St Helena|4 Comments

Time Lapse St Helena: The Seed Worker

KEDELL LAWRENCE, 74, Nr HALF WAY | Sharon Henry "I didn't start doing seed work until 2014. Miss Rose Bennett, round Rupert’s taught my daughter Carrie about six years ago. Carrie taught me and that's how I ended up doing this. A lot of people now don't do nothing like

By |2017-06-04T22:06:00+00:00June 5th, 2017|Amazing People, Culture, St Helena|7 Comments

St Helena Day 2017 – Celebration In Jamestown in 30 Pictures

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ST HELENA | Darrin Henry St Helena Day is 21 May, our island birthday, commemorating the date in 1502 when Portugese sailor, Joa Da Nova, stumbled across this little uninhabited, Atlantic outcrop. As you might expect, 21 May is a public holiday on St Helena, and celebrations are always held.

By |2017-05-26T02:27:31+00:00May 23rd, 2017|Culture, St Helena|17 Comments
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