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The Privileges of Childbirth

I’m 7 months pregnant and one of my biggest problems right now is, where and how shall I give birth? Tough decision, right?! I saw my midwife today and I’ve been offered antenatal classes, 3 choices of where I can ...

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Charity of the Month: Survival International

My new husband, who was born in South Africa, brought my attention to a remarkable group of peoples living all around the world who have no interest in development at all – tribal peoples. Many of these peoples remain un-contacted ...

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Kids with Guns.

Nothing beats a trashy TV marathon on a cold winter’s day in Sydney. Snuggled on the sofa with a blanket and hot cup of tea, I flicked through the options looking for a reality-tv hit, and settled in to watch ...

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Don’t tell the bride; don’t ask the bride.

This month I got married! The journey to our big day seemed so long although it was only 9 months. The anticipation was a wonderful thing. The emotion we experienced on our wedding day was like no other. In all ...

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Diary of a VSO Youth Volunteer: Kenya 2013

I am very lucky. VSO (Voluntary Service Overseas) are sending me to Malindi on the coast of Kenya for three months this July. I will be working on their educations (focus on disability), SRH (sexual reproductive health) and livelihoods programmes. ...

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Social Media and Campaigning: The little bird that took over the Big IF

Bill Gates, David Beckham and Myleene Klass may have all taken to the stage, some more physically than others, at the Big IF event in London’s Hyde Park on the 8th June 2013. But it was the crowd, they insisted, ...

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Windmills, Weight Loss & Weddings

This month I have been around the world and back! From Australia to Europe, here’s what I have been doing with my month… A humbling way to start my Saturday, June 8, I met a girlfriend at the State Theatre ...

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The Boy who Harnessed the Wind

This book follows the true story of William Kamkwamba. A young boy from Malawi in Central Africa who, at the age of fourteen, built a power-generating windmill out of scrap parts using nothing but an old diagram as a guide, ...

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