Living Vicariously As A Peripatetic Shutterbug

{ More musings from the Cantankerous Old Mule }

Monthly Archives: April, 2015

Throwback Thursday: The children of Madagascar

Having lived in Madagascar for close on two years between 2009 and 2011 I knew that the culture ran on a system of ancestral worship, sacrifice and traditions completely foreign … Continue reading

April 30, 2015 · 4 Comments

When one needs seven drivers and one (backward-facing) navigator

After the serious nature of yesterday’s post, I felt we needed a bit of levity today. I love scenes like this on Tana’s streets. They don’t exactly make for free-flowing traffic – with … Continue reading

April 29, 2015 · 4 Comments

About air, lungs, tar and having a month to live

I think it’s time for an update about my health… For those of you who have heard much of my back-story, I’m sorry. Jump halfway down the page if you like. … Continue reading

April 28, 2015 · 8 Comments

Oh, how quickly the kids grow up.

I moved to Madagascar in 2009, at the same time as the country’s political crisis. Back then, as with now, I spent much of my time with my friends the … Continue reading

April 27, 2015 · 2 Comments

Silly Sunday: Why did the chicken cross the road?

So, why did the chicken cross the road? Because it was tied to a cyclist’s handle bars … (Shot through the back window of our car.)

April 26, 2015 · 2 Comments


I was stuck in the back of the vehicle on the way to the karting venue yesterday, but still managed to snap a few shots through the dusty back window. … Continue reading

April 25, 2015 · 4 Comments

Nothing slow about this Motion

A haven’t done a WordPress Photo Challenge in an eternity. But here goes: Motion. A family with three kids was staying at the guest house this week. Every day I’d find … Continue reading

April 24, 2015

Is there hope for mankind? (Serious musings after trolling the Kindle Store)

You may well ask, “what were you thinking, browsing through the free-to-view Kindle books? Have you completely lost your mind?” And you would be right to ask. But I’m not … Continue reading

April 24, 2015 · 15 Comments

About horizons and making it home alive.

Later today I’m going to speak to some students at the American School about landscape photography. I must admit, pretty much all I know about the genre I learnt from … Continue reading

April 23, 2015 · 1 Comment

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