Computer Access

I have got excessively used to having a working computer at home and at work. I watch tv, I read articles, I listen to music, I write posts for my blog…I enjoy the noise of typing. I even quite like having an overly bright screen to stare at much of the time. The internet allows…

Life changing? VSO as an experience

[Edited 19/05/2009 with excerpts from Steve’s post – I really recommend you read the whole thing for both as they provide some real insights into life as a volunteer.] Tim Little and Steve Jackson have written fascinating posts on how the VSO experience has changed them. It’s an insight into some of the things you…

Interesting Reading

Cargo firms delivering aid also involved in arms trafficking, says report [this doesn’t surprise me greatly, tragically] Poverty from the perspective of a native Canadian [A VSOer writes – “I am definitely homesick, and Cameroon has taken its toll on me, but that isn’t why I wrote this. I am not complaining, or trying to be condescending…

Phone

There’s lots of things to sort out before fleeing the country and one such thing is phones, contracts and all things communication related. Somewhat conveniently my 18-month contract with O2 ended on Sunday and in the name of making my life simpler over the next few months, and in preparation for leaving, I’ve now changed onto…

Passion fruit

Somehow it had completely escaped my notice that you can’t grow passion fruit in England, which does rather explain the lack of it in the supermarket.  I miss passion fruit fresh off the vine now…