Hi there!Mark Whitworth I am Mark Whitworth -
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Mark Whitworth and Andrea KiddWell, I managed this post after only four months gap, somewhat shorter than the last lay off! Time, however, has been moving very quickly, perhaps age is the main factor here, but it does feel as if the world speeds up as bits of my body slow down! On the domestic front, we've settled in very well; one factor in this has been the purchase of an inverter and a bank of four major batteries, which keep the house powered for around twelve hours when Escom, the national power supplier, fails us. This has proved to be such a magnificent improvement on our quality of life that I keep wondering why I didn't do it from day one. It has also meant that the petrol fired generator has been mothballed; I'm sure it will have to be used, from time to time, to supplement the inverter, but not as yet.

My working life has improved considerably. Ironically the major problem was not work but my upper right wisdom tooth. Now the tooth has been extracted my whole attitude is better; I had no idea how much I had been dragged down by this problem. I reckon that a low level infection had been bugging me for as much as six months, but it only came into the open in two phases, either side of Xmas. My most grateful thanks go out to my dentist, who was fantastic.

The second instalment of my blog from Malawi, Gossip from the Gecko Ghetto 2, can be found on this link. It is focussed on our recent safari to South Luangwa, Zambia and Vwaza Marsh, Malawi; a road trip of some 1,500km.

Due to housekeeping problems on the website, I have relegated all the blogs from the front page, this being the only remaining item, and instead will once again provide links to the articles most in demand. Here they are:

Gossip from the Gecko Ghetto 2

Gossip from the Gecko Ghetto 1

The Curious History of the Hakka and the Tulou

The Curious History of Taosi, the Longshan and the Xia

Creating a Climate Graph Using Microsoft Excel

Creating a Population Pyramid Using Microsoft Excel

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