Kilimanjaro: Beyond My Comfort Zone – Part 2

With my Kilimanjaro summit dream dead and gone (for this trip at least) I was brought back to Moshi in a ramshackle, bouncy 4×4 truck, driven by a park ranger obsessed with two mobile phones. On the plus side we encountered a troop of baboons hurtling along the road ahead of the truck before they…

Strange in the Sticks

There’s no denying towns and cities have their share of the weird people and places, but I believe if you want a full dose of strangeness the countryside is the place to go. Many years ago I read a short yet sincere email in FHM magazine where a European visitor asked a question about London.…

Newmarket Tesco – Speed Bump Idiocy!

Recently my local Tesco in Newmarket has added a speed bump to its car park. Okay, I admit that’s not the most attention grabbing opening line, but bear with me, dear blog reader, the reason for my rant will come clear soon enough. Normally my opinion of this car wrecking Health & Safety Induced Hysteria…