Video: My Second Month In Uganda

Video: My Second Month In Uganda

It’s now been two months since I waved goodbye to my life and my friends in London and travelled out to Uganda to volunteer as a video producer for the children’s charity Child’s i Foundation. Having a job to do, and also being determined to make the …
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Jinja and the Nile River Kayak Festival, Uganda

Jinja and the Nile River Kayak Festival, Uganda

Uganda isn’t only famous for breathtaking scenery and incredible wildlife.  There’s another reason travellers flock here: to brave some of the most thrilling and accessible Grade 5 rapids anywhere in the world, on the mighty River Nile. At 6,500 km, the Nile is the longest river in the world.  It&…
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A Weekend In Entebbe, Uganda

A Weekend In Entebbe, Uganda

When you arrive in Uganda, the chances are that unless you come overland, you’ll enter the country via Entebbe International Airport, about an hour south of Kampala on the shores of Lake Victoria. At this point, most people hop in a car or a bus and are immediately whisked …
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Video: Uganda Wildlife Education Centre

Video: Uganda Wildlife Education Centre

In January I went away for the weekend to Entebbe, about an hour from Kampala on the shores of Lake Victoria.  As well as being the location for Uganda’s international airport, the town also has another attraction: the Uganda Wildlife Education Centre. There I did the ‘Behind The Scenes’ …
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Video: My First Month In Uganda

Video: My First Month In Uganda

Exactly one month ago today I boarded a plane and travelled to Uganda with very little planning and not much idea of what to expect.  And what a whirlwind it’s turned out to be!  I’ve already seen and learned so much: from getting my first boda boda, to …
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A Day At Uganda Wildlife Education Centre

A Day At Uganda Wildlife Education Centre

East Africa is world-famous for its wildlife.  Think of Kenya or Tanzania, and what immediately springs to mind are romantic images of herds of wildebeest traversing the Serengeti, or a lioness stalking a zebra through the long grass of the Maasai Mara.  It’s with very good reason that safaris …
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Uganda – First Impressions

Uganda – First Impressions

When I agreed to come out to Uganda to work as a volunteer for Child’s i Foundation, I had very little idea what to expect. The decision was made rather on the spur of the moment.  It was early December, and one minute I had no plans for January, …
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Uganda – A New Adventure

Uganda – A New Adventure

2018 is going to be the year of what may well be my biggest adventure yet.  The day after tomorrow I’m off to Uganda, and I won’t be coming home again for nearly four months.  Eeek! You might think a huge trip like this is something I’ve been …
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Digging for opals in Coober Pedy

Digging for opals in Coober Pedy

We humans are obsessed with shiny, sparkly things, going to phenomenal lengths and expense to get our grubby little hands on gems like gold, rubies, diamonds and emeralds.  Wars have been started, lives have been cut short, and enormous fortunes have been won and lost scouring the earth in the&…
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An unhelpful guide to… Canterbury

An unhelpful guide to… Canterbury

Working as a factual TV producer takes me to all sorts of weird and wonderful places.  I’ve filmed off the coast of Namibia on a diamond mining ship.  I’ve learned how they make pearls at an Australian pearl farm (you can read about that here).  I’ve been …
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How to grow a pearl

How to grow a pearl

Ah, pearls.  Those gorgeous, lustrous, perfectly round jewels that seem to glow and shimmer with an internal light, like a full moon, or a lightbox, or a text message that wakes you in the middle of the night.  We’ve all seen them, some of you may even have some –&…
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An unhelpful guide to… Poland

An unhelpful guide to… Poland

Recently, I was lucky enough to be offered an all-expenses paid trip to Poland. Whaaaaaat?  That sounds amazing!  I hear you cry. Ok, perhaps I misrepresented somewhat.  What I meant is: I was sent there for work – to film three stories for a British food-related TV series.  But all…
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