Monthly Archives: August 2011

ROTW – The Boomtown Rats – Mary of the 4th Form

Bob Geldof must be one the few people who were more smartly dressed when they were a punk than when they faded into middle age. For those of us in the 3rd form in 1977 when this track was released, … Continue reading

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The long road from Addis Ababa to Dolo Ado

I’ve put together a slideshow of images shot on the journey from Addis Ababa to Dolo. We were pretty pressed for time so most of these are shot out of the window of a moving 4WD (not my favourite mode … Continue reading

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ROTW – The Monkees – (I’m Not Your) Stepping Stone

Been a bit slack on the Record Of The Week front but I’ve had a pretty good excuse. This 1966 classic was released as a double A-side with “I’m a Believer”. I got my copy from me mate Dennis, along … Continue reading

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Great to see the first ShelterBox tent go up in Dolo Ado

I got back Ethiopia yesterday, after a mammoth 5-day journey, topped off by a cancelled flight in Melbourne and a 14hr lay over! Nice. I’ve been away for just over a month, my longest ShelterBox deployment yet. This deployment had … Continue reading

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ShelterBoxes arrive in Addis Ababa!

It’s taken a while, and there have a few administrative mountains to climb, a few moments of high drama, but 1600 Shelterboxes have finally arrived at Bole Cargo Terminal, Addis Ababa. I really must thank Ethiopian Airlines and UNHCR for their last … Continue reading

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