The Heat of Africa

‘My imagination was caught by a tin heart fastened to a tree in a tiny 1914 – 1918 war cemetery in Marondera, Zimbabwe.’    (‘The Tin Heart Gold Mine’ Ruth Hartley) A chance discovery in a far-off country by author Ruth Hartley was the perfect starting point for a story involving that deadly combination of love, murder and art. A suspenseful story mainly played out … Continue reading The Heat of Africa

The Wind of Heaven

The complete quote, of Arabic origin, reads: ‘The wind of heaven is that which blows between a horse’s ears’ and Mefo Phillips is well-placed to comment, having spent more time than most looking out on the world from the back of her Appaloosa horse, Leo. We were delighted to welcome Mefo onto Girls Do Coffee on Ex-Pat Radio where she recounted stories from her journeys … Continue reading The Wind of Heaven

What a Song and Dance!

    Who would have known? Tony Nyland, frequently on our screens in programmes such as Emmerdale and Shameless, and most recently as the postman in Coronation Street, has an alter ego of folk singer of some years’ standing. While Charles Hanson, real-life auctioneer and TV antiques expert from Bargain Hunt and Antique Road Trip, has a yearning for Strictly Come Dancing and has apparently … Continue reading What a Song and Dance!