I haven’t updated this blog for a little while as I’ve been all busy being distracted by being pregnant … all very exciting and also tiring and nerve wracking as well …

Had IVF in May, it worked … first time which was a miracle … and despite a very difficult time things seem to be creeping forward and all being well the baby is due at the end of January.

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I will be back here from time to time to update with news … all is going well in Madagascar with MDF … some wonderful projects supported and Brian and Nicole work toward their aim of getting the much needed additional 300 primary schools.

Most importantly you can donate online to the Kitchen Table Charities Trust directly via this link


Sitting here feeling all flustered as to whether my flight will or not be able to leave Heathrow tarmac tomorrow night I thought I’d explore some Malagasy bloggers and Twitterers

My friend and general know all Will Perrin @willperrin suggested I follow @maneno – turns out to be a great cross African blog platform

from there I have found

which is both fascinating and alarming – so much of huge import going on there and so little of it reaching the mainstream Western media – great however to see citizen journalism in abundance and also to hear that there have been two Bar Camps in the last 2 years despite the political repression of free speech and citizen journalism

Lots to read and many more people to follow on Twitter who I shall list here over the coming weeks @foko @lrakoto@harinjaka @tomavana @jentilisa@pakysse @solofo @koloina@layshiyuut @Moonlightgirl@news2dago @zouboon and @maneno who recommended them for starters

and hey if the flight is postponed then it just means more time for fundraising and it will be even more valuable a trip in the longer term – I’ve got til mid June to head over