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“A Cow for Now” project – B.Kothakota

(The "Official" Post - with more details.) In 2008 Mrs.Monkey found herself with a lot of time on her hands courtesy of a redundancy package. To that point, having done school, uni, jobs and career, she hadn’t done the “gap year” thing. So what better time to take a gap year but in your 30s?… Continue reading “A Cow for Now” project – B.Kothakota

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5G makes my hair grow …

Already, the results of various strategies are coming in. As we sit and watch the death toll rise we can’t help but wonder “what if..”. Some countries clearly had a better plan while Johnson had left the bridge and gone below decks, so to speak, believing that a cryptonite shield with “Get Brexit Done” written… Continue reading 5G makes my hair grow …

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Overnight to Jodhpur – Fi enters the Bull Ring

Whilst we are now in lockdown I thought it might be fun to revisit some old adventures. This one is from October 2013 (Jeez, have I been a blogger that long ?!). Reproduced here untouched though I might have worked on a photograph or two these days. Enjoy - I hope.) Not much happens quickly… Continue reading Overnight to Jodhpur – Fi enters the Bull Ring

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Completely finishing…

Sometimes you get to be so busy that the passage of time goes unnoticed. Then, when you get to sit quietly, somewhere unusual perhaps (I still like to sit on the floor in a corner once in a while), you reflect on the water passed under the bridge.  In an attempt to reduce the list… Continue reading Completely finishing…

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COUK update.. a small world getting smaller

I haven’t chirped on much about the work that we raise funds for in India. This is for a number of reasons but at a time when it’s difficult to find positives in any ordinary day I do draw some comfort from knowing that somewhere, where children are not so fortunate as their western counterparts,… Continue reading COUK update.. a small world getting smaller

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Instant karma’s gonna get you…

We’ve arrived at Friday afternoon and I’ve been thinking what to post about for days. It could be cat related and that would be a winner. Yes, we have a cat who could rival the cuteness and loyalty of that one in the movie. (I’ve been out all day and he’s come to sit beside… Continue reading Instant karma’s gonna get you…

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What’s happening with the Monkey?

What's been happening with the Monkey? After finally shaking off the after effects of a very nasty bug I’m feeling pretty positive at last. The mojo seemed to have been missing for a while and even Mrs. Monkey commented that here we are racing towards Spring and where did the last 10 weeks go?! We… Continue reading What’s happening with the Monkey?

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Spain Coast to Coast – Epilogue

     It's a chilly and uneventful ride from Comillas to Santander, except that Santander is very busy, which I expected, it being port town. And so it is all over, and it feels slightly odd. I have a mixture of emotions. I have been so focused on this project since the middle of January, with… Continue reading Spain Coast to Coast – Epilogue

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Introducing CO-UK, or COUK, at long last….

It is a long time ago now since we started the process of trying to form our own charitable organisation in the UK. Since the germ of an idea settled in our minds, almost 12 months have passed, and I didn't think at all that it would take so long. Anyway, we are delighted to… Continue reading Introducing CO-UK, or COUK, at long last….

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The reward for endless cake.

I spent yesterday fundraising. Standing behind a stall in the foyer of where I work trying to coach my share of my colleagues' spare cash from their pockets in favour of one of my new favourite causes. To my left, behind his stall, was a man who had survived spinal surgery and was raising funds… Continue reading The reward for endless cake.