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My Viewpoint on the Working Animals at Petra

My Viewpoint on the Working Animals at Petra

‘Humanity’s true moral test, its fundamental test… consists of its attitude towards those who are at its mercy: animals.’ – Milan Kundera. I’ve been meaning to write a post for a long time about my visit to Petra in March 2017, and my opinion on the way the working animals are treated at this world famous tourist attraction. Now, with the recent publication of an article on the BBC website about this very topic, I feel it has become even…

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A Plea to Vote

A Plea to Vote

‘My vote is my voice… and the voice of all who struggled, so that I may have my voice.’ – Lydia C. Obasi. On 4th June 1914, a woman stepped out in front of King George V’s horse Anmer in the Epsom Derby and suffered injuries that proved to be fatal four days later. That woman’s name was Emily Davison and she was protesting her right, as a woman, to vote. Emily Davison was one amongst hundreds of suffragettes who protested vehemently…

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HTMW Recaps – January 2017

HTMW Recaps – January 2017

I normally add a quote to the beginning of each post that sums up or enhances my writing. However, I’m going to use my monthly recaps as an opportunity to sum up the month – be it the mood, the weather, my feelings… Anything really! This month has been crazy on a global level (I can’t even begin…), and I posted the picture at the beginning of this post on Instagram the day after Trump’s inauguration with the following quote: ‘Together we can…

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A Note on Bubbles

A Note on Bubbles

“First of all,” he said, “if you can learn a simple trick, Scout, you’ll get along a lot better with all kinds of folks. You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view… until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.” – To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee. I read the Daily Mail. Shocker, I know. Now let me explain why. Millions of people in the UK read this publication on…

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My Viewpoint on the World in 2016

My Viewpoint on the World in 2016

‘Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.’ – Martin Luther King, Jr. Never has a quote felt more apt. Every year, on November 11th, just like millions of others, I pause in whatever I happen to be doing and bow my head in silence for two minutes, to remember those who gave their lives in the two World Wars and those who continue to give or lose their…

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My Viewpoint on Europe’s Refugee Crisis

My Viewpoint on Europe’s Refugee Crisis

‘Syria has become the great tragedy of this century.’ – Antonio Guterres, UN High Commissioner for Refugees. I normally write about travel and my life in New Zealand. That’s because that’s what I know best – I know my life, what I do, where I go. I  know how to write about my life. Doesn’t everyone? But my blog is called How The Mind Wanders… This gives me the freedom to write about whatever is on my mind when I want to…

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