A wise man once said....

"When you talk, you are only repeating what you already know. But if you listen you may learn something new." Dalai Lama

Sunday, 12 November 2017

Ghana 17 Turtles

Its turtle laying season and our beach near work is full of them.

We got a few photos, poor things every obstacle is set against them. Weather, moving beaches, dogs, humans and birds to name a few....

Went again this morning at 05.00am. Saw one turtle.

Back off to sea

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Pawpaws yes Pawpaws

Not many people know this....

For those of you who do gardening in the tropics you will know there are male and female pawpaw trees. You others do now..... !

I have over the years saved many many seeds, dried them out and replanted etc etc to grow pawpaws.  You can only begin to imaging my frustration time and time again when they grow (well that's good) only to find out that they are male trees. i.e. no fruit only flowers.

Wanna, bless her just shrugged her shouldered and said "l'll fix that".

She went off and got some bamboo sticks. Cut them into pointed pieces and then proceed to drive them into the stem near ground level. "Give them a month and they will change sex""  Done.... Thats it.  Definitely worth recording.

Not a flattering picture............ Apologies

small bamboo going into stem of Pawpaw

What we had Male.......

What we wanted.......

Friday, 3 November 2017

Chiang Mai

Just added this as a reminder. We went up to Chiang Mai for a few days and visited /caught up with old friends. Really good fun.

Doctor Bob, me, Peter and Phil.... Putting the world right.

View from Peter's pad.

The man himself  "Peter"

Monday, 30 October 2017

Sunday, 29 October 2017

Istanbul 3

So much to see and so little time.  Definitely going back for another trip.  Longer next time and will make an effort to get outside of Istanbul and see some country side.