This Blog serves as two things: a photo-diary of our lives between 2007 and mid 2011, when we saw some incredible things and met some amazing people; and a reflection of our more normal lives since then.

Wednesday, 21 May 2008


Francis is a brilliant young Liberian auto-electrician who I use every week to repair electrical faults on our older Land Rovers. His method of work is quite different from any other auto-electrician I have seen before - he actually climbs barefoot under the hood and squats over the engine or the battery compartment to do his work. He has no tools of his own, but he achieves great things. He must have a natural ability to find broken wires or blown fuses that would take anyone else hours to find. Despite his skill, due to the years of war in Liberia, he is completely illiterate and even struggles to sign his own name on receipts. Olly

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