We’ve Got To Go Back, Kate

March 2019On February 28th 2019 I achieved something few people thought possible: I turned 40.As part of my birthday present, I was gifted a flight back to Panama. Back to…

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Whatever Happened, Happened

May 2018I left Jinja Island at the end of April 2017, fully intending to return after the summer. But events have a way of spiralling out of control, and there…

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At The End of All Things

April 2017By the beginning of April 2017 I had everything worked out: I would stay here on Jinja until mid-June, spent the summer in the UK and return to Bocas…

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The Secret of Jinja Island

March 2017I couldn't hold on any longer. A few days after my 38th birthday, I said goodbye to my mum and dad and made my way back to Bocas. I…

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The Taste of Home

January & February 2017We heralded the new year by sifting through the ashes of the last one. Oh look what survived... But there was some good news from the get-go:…

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A Bridge Too Far

December 2016I wasn't doing so well on the island on my own, and my dad's 80th birthday was coming up, so I started looking at coming home for the holidays.…

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There’s A Crack In Everything

November 2016Bit of a wordy post this one, a lot fewer pics than usual. There are two reasons for that: one is that I didn't take many pictures in November…

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The Stars That We Could Reach

October 2016Towards the end of September, I was treated to a visit from my wonderful friend Vicki from "over the water" as us Liverpoolians call Birkenhead. Vicki's an exceptionally talented…

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This Other Eden

September 2016Jason did a bang-up job looking after Jinja, but after a couple of months on the island it was time for him to move on to pastures new. Luckily,…

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Supertoys Last All Summer Long

August 2016My daft old dad, a huge inspiration for my travels and adventures around the world, had started slipping away from us. Vascular dementia is a cruel condition. I was…

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