On a slow news day, when I read Law (sic) rupiah blamed on foreigners
, and it all seems a bit same old, same old, I've been moved by the faith
of Jane Tomlinson who was told four years ago that she had bone cancer and would die within six months. From running three London marathons to cycling across Europe, she's done a lot of living since then. This is her extraordinary story.
I also have hope
that Hotel Rimbo (= jungle) will open later this year. Have a look at the website under construction
for the vista photographed by my son when we visited last year. It's just north of the equator in West Sumatra and where I get my brain washed. Pro tem
I'd be happy to answer any enquiries if you drop me a line. Jungle walks are an option and if you want to know what you might see, check out this site for a map of local nature reserves
And now for a distinct lack of charity
and an everyday story of shooting in south London. What really saddens me about the whole sorry tale
is that twenty years ago I ran a children's charity providing out-of-school activities in the area. There was too much social deprivation, but no gun culture.
Maybe Jakarta is better after all.