I Have Backed…Unscrambling Africa

“Images of Africa, by Africans, in Africa.”

The perfect motto for a project that I wish I was a part of.

Four artists/storytellers from Kenya will be embarking on an epic journey of Southern Africa, covering 13 cities, 10 countries in around 8 weeks. This will see them photograph, film, draw and experience Africa in ways that most of us can only dream of.

The artists / storytellers are:

Mutua Matheka

Joe Were

Lulu Kitololo

Josh Kisamwa

A journey of this magnitude can only happen with financial backing from people like you and me. I have already done my bit and this is where you come in.

Please show your support by visiting the Unscrambling Africa – Kickstarter campaign page and become a backer by pledging as little as $8/£10. And once you have done this, please do not forget to share the campaign with your followers on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Instagram….etc.

Thank you for stopping by…….

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Wk2: My Favourite Highlights of the Rugby World Cup 2015

Well well well…this was the week I was waiting for.

After all, I had tickets to the New Zealand v Namibia match at The Olympic Stadium and I wasn’t going to miss it. This is one occasion I was close to tears for sports sake. My childminder cancelled on me at the last minute and I had two tickets so that I could enjoy the experience with hubby dearest. It wasn’t to be the case.

As I am the rugby fanatic in our house (kids following suit), there was no way I was losing out on watching at least one rugby match with the World Cup literally at our doorstep.

So, I called a very close friend and we went to the game together. It was an experience I will never forget. For me, it was a bitter sweet match, because if Kenya beat Zimbabwe at the qualifiers, then I would have been there supporting two teams – defending champions All Blacks and my home team Kenya, but it wasn’t to be.

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View as I approached the stadium.

Last time I was at the Olympic Stadium I was actually on the field of play 3 years ago opening and closing the olympic games. So it was nice to be back. It certainly looked different. To be honest, I can now see why West Ham want to move here.

View from where I was seating.
View from where I was seating.

This was my first ever international rugby match and I didn’t know what to expect. The atmosphere was certain one I have never experienced and I can say that I have ticked this off my bucket list – watch New Zealand play live. Well the rest is history. New Zealand definitely won and I can now enjoy the rest of the world cup at the comfort of my sofa, but if I was to get a ticket to the final, I wouldn’t refuse.

Ohh…I had to sneak one or two pics with the Kenyan flag.

That random Kenyan rugby fan at the RWC 2015.
That random Kenyan rugby fan at the RWC 2015.

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Anyway, this week saw 11 matches being played and here are the results.

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I have to admit, I hardly watched all the matches this week as I was busy doing stuff, but I managed to catch a few either on the first or second half and of course going to watch the All Blacks live. The one that was interesting and still being talked about, is the England v Wales match. I think Wales has got to be the unluckiest and luckiest team this week. They have had the most injuries and yet, they still managed to come up tops and ruin England’s day with this awesome kick by MotM Dan Biggar:

And, there was a player from Romania proposed to his girlfriend at Wembley Stadium after their match against Ireland :

So my teams for this week are Wales and Ireland,  with New Zealand still up there as tournament favourites. Again, let’s see if this will change next week.

Videos: World Rugby’s Youtube Channel

Images: Own pictures and screen grabs via the RWC2015 Mobile App

World Travel Market 2011 – The Stands

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The World Travel Market held at the ExCel Centre in London, is the largest travel expo which focuses on travel business and technology that drives it.

The travel expo was a four day event from 7-10 November 2011.

It featured over 460 events from 36 countries, all under one roof. A place where the world can be seen within walking distance.

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You can find more pics here.