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Tentatively Optimistic

20th April 2017
Everyone on St Helena is either directly affected or knows someone who is by the cancelled voyage. The RMS is in dry dock now awaiting repair and cautiously optimistic that the RMS will ready for the departure on Cape Town on the 4th May
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Stranded on St Helena Island

15th April 2017
Yesterday, I got some very disappointing news. The Royal Mail Ship St Helena, the island’s one lifeline to the outside world, has not been fixed, will likely sail on one engine from Cape Town and need to return to South Africa into dry dock.
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Golf on St Helena

5th April 2017
What is it like playing golf for the first time on one of the most remote locations in the world? A weekend hiking up Flagstaff Hill and then attempting to hit a golf ball around a unique course, avoiding both cows and cars that crossed my path.
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International Women’s Day-A Series of Talks at the Museum of St Helena

28th March 2017
The Museum and the Human Right Society held a collection of talks marking International Women's Day.
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Pancake Day

18th March 2017
Celebrating Pancake Day aka Shrove Tuesday on St Helena Island. Ate too many delicious pancakes and saw how St Helena experiences this unique day.
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Not So Strictly Dance Competition and High Peak

13th March 2017
I got the opportunity to attend the 'Not So Strictly' dance event at Plantation House, home of the Governor of St Helena. The next day I hiked to the top of High Peak in the fresh air and sat amongst the clouds.


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Birthday St Helena Style (with added whale sharks)

10th March 2017
I left the house on the morning of my 28th birthday to go on a boat trip to swim with the whale sharks. I was fortunate enough to swim with them today, as my birthday falls on a Saturday this year and February is prime whale sharks season here on island.
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Exploring more of St Helena Island

21st February 2017
We repeated the evening hike to Diana’s peak to see if we had a better chance of star gazing on a clear night, with no moon in the sky. However, despite Diana’s peak being the highest point on the island, it has thick cloud cover so not ideal for star gazing but a lovely walk nonetheless.
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Education, hiking and sailing with the dolphins on St Helena

10th February 2017
This week I briefly visited the high school, Prince Andrew. It is the island’s only place of secondary education and is small (less than 300 students). They study here from 11-18. Formal school leaving qualifications were only started in the late 1960s and the school only opened in 1988 to begin offering A levels to enable young people to go onto university abroad.
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Sundowners, moonlight walks and close encounters with the cactus

3rd February 2017
One of the first new word I learnt here on St Helena was ‘sundowners’. Which pretty much means having a drink (usually in the Mule Yard) and watch the sun go down over the sea after work. It’s a very civilised beautiful way to finish the day.
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