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  The rich industrialist from the North was horrified to find the Southern fisherman lying lazily beside his boat, smoking a pipe.
"Why aren't you out fishing?" said the industrialist.
"Because I have caught enough fish for the day," said the fisherman.
"Why don't you catch some more?"
"What would I do with it?"
"You could earn more money" was the reply. "With that you could have a motor fixed to your boat to go into deeper waters and catch more fish. Then you would make enough money to buy nylon nets. These would bring you more fish and more money. Soon you would have enough money to own two boats...maybe even a fleet of boats. Then you would be a rich man like me."
"What would I do then?"
"Then you could really enjoy life."
"What do you think I am doing right now?"

Taken from "Soul Food" by Jack Cornfield and Christina Feldman. Reprinted by kind permission of C Feldman
 
 

 

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This is my diary page where I will record the details of the Journey. It is probably the most difficult/uncomfortable/high risk page. It is a living diary and hence will be "warts an' all" which unfortunately won't benefit from the luxury of an editors vetting.

It may be that in the coming weeks, months, years I will look back on this and have many cringing moments. But as the saying goes - You can't put the toothpaste back in the tube. The reason for exposing myself to this risk, is that it seems important that it is written at the time and recorded as it is. So cringe along with me!

In the interest of accuracy I will apologise now if I spell anybodies name incorrectly. If in doubt I will spell them phonetically. However, if you spot an error in your name drop me a mail and I will gladly rectify my incompetence.

I will update this when I have access to an internet cafe and something to report, rather than just on a daily basis.

I am continually amazed about how quickly the time passes. I often find that many months have passed and I have been unable to make the time to keep, up let alone catch up, with recording the details of my little journey. I reconcile that if I had plenty of time to write then I probably wouldn't have anything to report. So I apologise for any delays but I will take out blocks of time whenever I am able to keep the site as up to date as possible.

For ease of navigating the diary pages I have listed the relevant locations alongside it's corresponding page number. Alternatively you can click on 'To First Diary Page' at the top of this page and continue to click on 'Next' at each page or simply select a specific page number to view from the list shown above.

 
     

 

 
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Good Riddance Bash

 

April '03

 
 

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Departure

 

May '03

 
 

3

 

Gaia House

 

May '03

 
 

4

 

London

 

June '03

 
 

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France, Le Touquet (1)

 

July '03

 
 

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France, Le Touquet (2)

 

July '03

 
 

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France, Le Touquet (3)

 

Aug '03

 
 

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Russia, St Petersburg

 

Dec '04

 
 

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Russia, Moscow

 

Dec '04

 
 

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Russia, Ekateringburg

 

Dec '04

 
 

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Siberia, Lake Baikal & Irkutsk

 

Dec '04

 
 

12

 

Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar

 

Dec-Jan '05

 
 
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China, Xi'an. The Soup Kitchen
 
Jan '05 - Present
 
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Buckingham Palace London for my MBE Investiture, also attended family, friends and 7 Soup Kitchen managers from China

 
17th Oct '18
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Uk tour with the Soup Kitchen managers from China, visiting London, Stonehenge, Glastonbury, Fleetwood, Windermere Lake District, Stratford-upon-Avon
 

13th Oct - 28th Oct '18

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