Photo: legendary climbing Mecca of Fontainebleau

Walking around the forest, the signs fit beautifully

Walking around the forest, the signs fit beautifully

forest of fontainebleau and climbing

the mossy rocks, humid forest floor, and the colourful pine trees all add to the peaceful atmosphere

Mister Marc attempting a fairly technically complicated dynamic move in the forest of Fontainebleau

Mister Marc attempting a fairly simple but technically complicated dynamic move in the forest of Fontainebleau

The weather for climbing was not ideal, but at least it did not rain!

The weather for climbing was not ideal, but at least it did not rain!

Photos: Western DR Congo

Kid in Mbanza Ngungu, Western DRC

Kid in Mbanza Ngungu, Western DRC

An agricultural officer at a pest and disease training

An agricultural officer at a pest and disease training

A young woman observing our activities in the field

A young woman observing our activities in the field

Photos: Rwandans in Parc National des Volcans

Kids on a wall in Ruhengeri, Rwanda

Kids on a wall in Ruhengeri, Rwanda

Small Kid looking up at me

Small Kid looking up at me

Kid with sugarcane on his head

Kid with sugarcane on his head

bird of prey on a tree

bird of prey on a tree

Photo: when the snow falls, peace generally follows…

Ascot, snow, relaxation, black and white

I did my masters near the town of Ascot (near the famous horse racecourse). One day it snowed on campus, and the giant conifer tree in the fields was grandiose. It was silent and very relaxing. I find the empty bench is inviting us to sit, ponder and wander in our own thoughts, next to a very wise soul… It is important to possess a place you know you have in order to find peace of mind, if only for a moment in this crazy life…

Photo: a full moon in a game reserve in Kenya

At a workshop in Naivasha, next to Nakuru game reserve in central Kenya, we visited a small nature reserve near a lodge. Luckily we spotted a few animals before the sun set, and then we walked through the park at night. It was a beautiful evening with eerie moonshine. Realkly recommend going through that part of Kenya though. Slightly less touristy than the major game reserves in East Africa.

At a workshop in Naivasha, next to Nakuru game reserve in central Kenya, we visited a park in one of the main lodges in the area at sunset. Luckily we spotted a few animals before it got dark, and then we walked through the park at night. It was a beautiful evening with eerie moonshine, almost as nice as seeing the wild (ish) animals. A memorable moment. Really recommend going through that part of Kenya. Slightly less touristy than the major game reserves in East Africa.

Photo: a rainbow over bricks and mortar

In London on Saturday night, a huge double rainbow appeared over the London skyline. It was a beautiful sight and luckily I just had enough battery to take 2 pictures with my camera before it shut down. No pressure then. It appeared in front of perhaps the ugliest building in London, making it look strangely attractive for once in its 40 year history. Finally, and this is what strikes me as odd. Notice the colour of the sky on the left is different to the one on the right. I have no idea why? does someone who is involve in meteorology or physics know why this is? Anyway, this is proof that even ugly London skylines can sometime be quite pretty

In London on Saturday night, a huge double rainbow appeared over the London skyline. It was a beautiful sight and luckily I had just enough battery to take 2 pictures with my camera before it shut down. No pressure then. It appeared in front of perhaps the ugliest building in London, making it look strangely attractive for once in its 40 year history. Finally, and this is what strikes me as odd: I noticed that the colour of the sky on the left is different to the one on the right. I have no idea why? Does a meteorologist or physicist reading this blog know why this is? Are there any out there? Anyway, this is proof that even seemingly ugly London skylines can sometime be quite pretty