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My year of islands

Born and bred in an island nation, perhaps it’s no surprise that I’ve got a penchant for islands. And looking back on my travels this year, I can see that – by luck rather than design – islands have predominated. Some, I’d been to before, others were new and exciting…

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Sunrise in the Solomons

Streams of golden sunlight falling on my face woke me on my second morning in the Solomon Islands. I scrambled out of bed, grabbed my camera and ran outside onto the beach.  Too late…only the vestiges of what had been a brilliant sunrise were left. I was staying at the…

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What a difference a decade makes

As we begin the 2020s, I’ve seen discussion about whether this is the start of the decade, or the end. Does the decade start, for example, in 2020 or 2021? There’s a case for it being 2021, based on the fact there was no 0 year!  But my dictionary defines…

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Smiles from the ‘Hapi Isles’

The Solomon Islands is also called the “Hapi Isles”. It doesn’t take much of a guess to work out what the pidgin word “hapi” means in English, does it? And when you spend time in the Solomons and see the smiling faces that greet you, it’s easy to believe it’s…

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Lobster, six ways in six days

Do you like lobster?  Really…what kind of a question is that? Who doesn’t?  Well, some people, it seems but I’m not one of them. I love lobster, and so I’m nodding almost before the question is out of my host’s mouth. “Here, you can eat lobster every day if you…

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