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January 19th, 2010 | Africa


Practical planning for this trip started in earnest when I returned from my 8 month sojourn in Ghana.  The theory of it actually started soon after I returned from my last “Big Ride”, to Tanzania and back in 2008. You can read all about it here.. A paragraph I wrote in the chapter “Wrapping it […]

May 20th, 2009 | Africa

The Gold Mine…

Yes, yes…I know it’s been a while! I’ve received various emails and sms’s asking if my laptop had been stolen, or if all forms of power that been turned off in West Africa! Well, I’ve been very busy you see, trying to make sense of a company that had so much going for it, but […]

April 28th, 2009 | Africa

Borge’s Visit and Father’s “Zoo”…

I trust you are all well, and are ready for further news of my trials and tribulations here in Ghana! With the exhibition of our products and the dubiously named “Cocktail Party” finally behind me, I could once again concentrate on the myriad of things that I had to do back at the factory, and […]

April 23rd, 2009 | Africa

Keeping Busy…

Just in case you thought I was sitting on my hands up here, these are some of the items we shipped this last week… We take special orders from the UK for “Letter Benches”…. These go into the containers with our normal production… This week, “Philippa” and “Winnie” left for Dorset in “Ye Olde England”… […]

April 10th, 2009 | Africa

The Road to Accra and The Cocktail Party…

It’s hard to believe that I’ve been here over a month already! Seems like only yesterday that I was driven through the gates of Scanstyle and received a rather nervous welcome by the staff… I discovered that the Chairman had advised everybody that a “Military Man” was taking over… They probably expected me to be […]

March 20th, 2009 | Africa

More from Ghana…

It has been two very eventful weeks here in Mim… The family of the chainsaw operator who had been killed last week, arrived to see me, and asked to be taken to the place where he died… I walked the large group up to the log yard, and over to the pile of logs which […]