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posted by [personal profile] panik at 04:57pm on 24/10/2008 under , ,
I just heard from my mate Maria who, I just found out, in addition to her full time job with Mundo Feliz (anyone travelling to Peru could do worse than look in on them. They're in Cusco and doing amazing work) is now doing an MA in Quechua and seven months pregnant.

And here am I, sitting around, moaning and groaning over a touch of writer's block.

::sigh::

I am pathetic.

I did manage 7,000 words of a plot-plan for m'novel today.

No. It's still pathetic. What am I doing with my life? Answer, not enough.

::sighs again::

Here's an ancient pic of the wonderful Maria.
I miss her )
ETA, Saturday: I had an email this morning from Peru - it's not my Maria who's pregnant and doing the MA but another Maria altogether. *g*
Mood:: 'sad' sad
Music:: Paul O' Grady
location: Withnell
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posted by [personal profile] panik at 01:17pm on 29/08/2008 under , , ,
Well, it is if you're into historical ecology, tropical soils and the history of the rainforest (which I very much am).

Lost towns discovered in the Amazon.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/7586860.stm
location: Wet, foggy Withnell
Mood:: 'bouncy' bouncy
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posted by [personal profile] panik at 11:12am on 06/06/2007 under , ,
The massive potential for disaster is happening even faster than I imagined.

Massacres and Paramilitary Land Seizures Behind the Biofuel Revolution
location: About to work... really
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posted by [personal profile] panik at 05:28pm on 19/05/2007 under
The work of my good mate Maria (we travelled around Cuba together, I wrote a book about it, I think I might have mentioned this before (o:) who does amazing work amongst the street children of Peru.

They've just been given some land on which they're going to build a "comedor infantil" (a posh soup kitchen), a teenage mum's refuge and outdoor play area and garden and community dining hall.  I'm so thrilled - things seem to be really moving for them now.

Futuro Feliz

The blog.


location: Home sweet home
Mood:: 'relaxed' relaxed
panik: (Shit!)
posted by [personal profile] panik at 12:08pm on 08/11/2006 under ,
Not only have the Dermocrats triumphed in the US elections, but Daniel Ortega is back as President of Nicaragua. Call me stunned! When did the world suddenly get so sensible? (o:

::Is very, very pleased::
location: Soggy Lancashire
Mood:: 'shocked' shocked

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