A moment before we said goodbye

On my last full day in Cambodia, I had a little moment. I had left the house in a tuk tuk to get some final gifts and we had to weave our way through a busy market street in Phnom Penh. It was bustling with local shoppers and stalls offering everything from lush tropical fruit … Continue reading A moment before we said goodbye

Don’t give up, ’cause you have friends

I worry about what the future holds for girls from poor families in Cambodia. I’ve had concern for a few years now about one little girl in particular, but the more I’ve been exposed to during this visit, the more that concern has spread. The particular girl I’m talking about is someone I’ve met a … Continue reading Don’t give up, ’cause you have friends

Juggling expectations

As I typed this latest instalment of pinchmyself in downtown Phnom Penh, I looked out the window just in time to see a man throw a large machete up a palm tree toward his co-worker. I gasped and held my breath as the young man about 10 metres up the tree managed to reach out … Continue reading Juggling expectations

Birds flying high, you know how I feel

Feeling Good. That’s one of the new songs I’ve chosen to learn and it has such beautiful lyrics. “It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day, it’s a new life, for me… and I’m feeling good.” This song, which captures so evocatively the feeling of freedom, could be a theme tune for my career break. … Continue reading Birds flying high, you know how I feel