Monthly Archives: June 2011

It would be funny if it weren’t so sad.

So let me see if I have this straight… American banks invented really dodgy credit products, which they sold to people they knew couldn’t afford to pay them back, and then sold the liability on to other banks, many of … Continue reading

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Aaaaand we’re back…

What an eventful 2 weeks. While I was off shovelling mud one of my friends (and occasional blog tech support) got engaged (congratulations Charlotte and Dave!) and another had a baby (congratulations the Bromleys!), marvelous Sorry the moblogging stopped abruptly … Continue reading

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There is a constant stream of short-stay volunteers coming and going. Their buses leave very early in the morning and they generally start packing up around 5.15. We don’t need to get up until 7 but because they are awake … Continue reading

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The noise of 100 exhausted people sleeping on a factory floor is strangely similar to a jungle at night. I am incapable of holding on to more than one ear plug for an entire night. Yesterday, after an overnight bus … Continue reading

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