Title: Adrian Murray (Cambodia)

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URL: http://brechdan.wordpress.com/

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June, height of the holidays… - 21/Jun/2020 12:55 - 20 days ago
Since university days when students cluttered the parks and open spaces of the university campus, sunbathing and socialising, wh...
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More than he could chew… - 09/May/2020 20:23 - 63 days ago
After a quiet night, a misty Saturday morning was greeted by crowing cockerels in the nearby homesteads. Below us the sloping fi...
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Taking off quietly… - 19/Apr/2020 13:22 - 83 days ago
Sunday after Easter, ‘Low Sunday’, time to keep the head down and enjoy a short breather after a typical week. We ha...
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Moving Experience - 07/Apr/2020 17:03 - 95 days ago
At last we have moved into our new house! It has been a long wait with many ups and downs watching the workmen come and go, some...
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Lipangala - 11/Mar/2020 18:04 - 122 days ago
It was our second village outreach clinic and I think we are starting to get the right formula. Lipangala is on the ridge across...
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Chicken&Chips&Godly Play - 27/Feb/2020 14:17 - 135 days ago
Progress is measured in the oddest of ways. We often receive a live chicken gift and on each occasion my heart would sink as I c...
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Too far to walk and too far to drive… - 09/Feb/2020 11:34 - 153 days ago
Friday night we admitted a young woman in late pregnancy who had started to bleed in her village. Very soon she was in a lot of ...
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Sonosite EDGE II reaches Milo - 02/Feb/2020 19:38 - 160 days ago
With grateful thanks to many donors and facilitators, it’s a delight to announce that our long awaited ultrasound machine ...
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Snakes in the shamba and other critters - 30/Jan/2020 06:00 - 163 days ago
We are witness to the humble beginnings to an ant super-race. We have a jar of honey which originates in the tobacco growing are...
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Hiraeth or what? - 23/Jan/2020 20:02 - 170 days ago
We set off early Saturday morning on the 3-hour drive to Njombe, taking a patient home en route. She had been delivered by Caesa...
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I guess it was only a matter of time… - 31/Dec/2019 12:58 - 193 days ago
We have reached the end of December and are looking forward to celebrating the New Year three hours ahead of our family in UK. T...
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Wait… - 13/Dec/2019 04:48 - 211 days ago
It was demonstrated in the 1960s that a new born baby, still connected by its umbilical cord to the placenta, receives a signifi...
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And then there were four… - 08/Dec/2019 04:07 - 216 days ago
We said goodbye to Lindsay at Iringa airport two days after Guy Fawkes Day, our only celebration of that very British event bein...
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First visit to Ludewa - 25/Oct/2019 12:28 - 260 days ago
I have wanted to see Ludewa for some long time and at last the opportunity has come round. Carrying a letter of introduction to ...
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Back in the Village - 20/Oct/2019 20:56 - 265 days ago
On 10th October we finally took possession of our car in the morning, and in the afternoon had some vital repair work done to th...
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Twins in St Luke’s Hospital - 08/Oct/2019 16:58 - 277 days ago
In 5 years, 2015 to the end of September 2019, there have been 12 sets of twins delivered in St Luke’s, the base hospital of t...
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Escape to the Country - 05/Oct/2019 14:20 - 280 days ago
After a week of heat and showers, frustrations and lessons in patience, traffic jams and office visits, we were ready for a week...
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A womb with a view - 28/Sep/2019 13:28 - 287 days ago
Last night was another starry night for a brisk walk to the hospital at half past midnight. Thankfully better than the previous ...
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Key-Hole and Other Surgery - 22/Sep/2019 10:45 - 293 days ago
This past week my colleague Dr Benedict has been away for four days at a Boresha Afya (Better Health) conference where targets a...
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Lepidoptera - 16/Sep/2019 18:40 - 299 days ago
Lepidoptera It was a full moon on Sunday night which brought the opportunity I’ve been waiting for – I need to reset my ...
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Jack-of-All-Trades - 14/Sep/2019 11:33 - 301 days ago
Last night I did my first Caesarean Section in a while. The last time was 3 years ago here in Milo. In UK I would have to retrai...
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Counter-Culture - 09/Sep/2019 11:37 - 306 days ago
Today, Monday, we had no water. We had managed until today on the water we collected last Thursday but now, at the expected time...
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Kumia the dog - 07/Sep/2019 08:39 - 308 days ago
We do have some entertainment from the locals here. A lovely elderly lady who lives at the Main Street corner where her fruit tr...
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Highs and Lows - 07/Sep/2019 08:17 - 308 days ago
We have just completed two weeks in the village and now I have come to Njombe to process our application for residency. My regis...
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Dar es Salaam–House of Peace - 16/Aug/2019 19:13 - 330 days ago
We really have arrived in Tanzania – on Tuesday afternoon we were met at Julius Nyerere Airport by our friend Polikapo, fr...
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Stuff, stuff, stuff… - 11/Aug/2019 07:56 - 335 days ago
We’ve arrived! At least, we’ve arrived in London. In record time, with Hilary driving, we’ve arrived in Raynes Park where ...
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Those old insecurities - 16/Jul/2019 22:00 - 361 days ago
I have just been through another annual appraisal, the last in my present post. Sadly I shall be leaving Liverpool Women’s at ...
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Emotional Times - 02/Jul/2019 23:40 - 375 days ago
Today was the last of Clwb Beuno for this school year and we had a great time at the lake feeding the ducks. There were maybe 10...
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ID check - 25/Jun/2019 10:12 - 382 days ago
I have set out on the road to register with the Medical Council of Tanganyika in order to work as a doctor in Tanzania. This is ...
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Breaking 6 years of Radio Silence - 02/Jun/2019 20:25 - 405 days ago
It has been a long time. I last blogged in September 2013. I haven’t stopped volunteering but I gave up blogging in Milo, ...
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Diocese of South West Tanganyika - 19/Sep/2013 13:49 - 2487 days ago
The Anglican dioceses of St Asaph in North Wales and South West Tanganyika are linked. Consequently the parishes of Bala in St A...
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Diocese of South West Tanganyika - 19/Sep/2013 13:49 - 2487 days ago
The Anglican dioceses of St Asaph in North Wales and South West Tanganyika are linked. Consequently the parishes of Bala in St A...
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Southern Highlands - 19/Sep/2013 12:04 - 2487 days ago
We are happily back in UK this morning and thankful for safe travelling especially on the Tanzanian trunk roads. Once again we s...
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Southern Highlands - 19/Sep/2013 12:04 - 2487 days ago
We are happily back in UK this morning and thankful for safe travelling especially on the Tanzanian trunk roads. Once again we s...
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From the dark side of the moon - 18/Sep/2013 22:25 - 2488 days ago
A whole moonth of activity and adventure has passed since last I was able to post from Bukoba on the shore of Lake Victoria. We ...
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From the dark side of the moon - 18/Sep/2013 22:25 - 2488 days ago
A whole moonth of activity and adventure has passed since last I was able to post from Bukoba on the shore of Lake Victoria. We ...
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Back to Bukoba - 31/Aug/2013 05:32 - 2506 days ago
It had been raining not long before we landed in Mwanza on the south-eastern shore of Lake Victoria after the 1.5 hour flight fr...
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Back to Bukoba - 31/Aug/2013 05:32 - 2506 days ago
It had been raining not long before we landed in Mwanza on the south-eastern shore of Lake Victoria after the 1.5 hour flight fr...
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Mafia and Milo memories - 16/Aug/2013 19:36 - 2521 days ago
It’s ages since I blogged and I apologise. Wifi in Tanzania was unreliable and emails were often clogged up and unsatisfac...
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Mafia and Milo memories - 16/Aug/2013 19:36 - 2521 days ago
It’s ages since I blogged and I apologise. Wifi in Tanzania was unreliable and emails were often clogged up and unsatisfac...
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Mafia - 01/Apr/2013 20:27 - 2658 days ago
The memories of Pakistan and Gujranwala are fading slowly. That was not the trip of a lifetime. Nevertheless, despite the lack o...
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Mafia - 01/Apr/2013 20:27 - 2658 days ago
The memories of Pakistan and Gujranwala are fading slowly. That was not the trip of a lifetime. Nevertheless, despite the lack o...
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The Revenge of Jack Sparrow - 14/Feb/2013 21:12 - 2704 days ago
If I say it was the sparrow, you will think me paranoid. All the same we have all been smitten by the same affliction, after we ...
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The Revenge of Jack Sparrow - 14/Feb/2013 21:12 - 2704 days ago
If I say it was the sparrow, you will think me paranoid. All the same we have all been smitten by the same affliction, after we ...
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Too much champagne… - 11/Feb/2013 16:18 - 2707 days ago
I blame the Dom Perignon. The urgent faculty call out came through by email somewhere above the Austrian Alps while heading home...
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Too much champagne… - 11/Feb/2013 16:18 - 2707 days ago
I blame the Dom Perignon. The urgent faculty call out came through by email somewhere above the Austrian Alps while heading home...
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From Svai to Dubai - 09/Jan/2013 00:54 - 2740 days ago
It’s never easy saying goodbye when you know there is no sure prospect of meeting again. Our Sisophon family made the occa...
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From Svai to Dubai - 09/Jan/2013 00:54 - 2740 days ago
It’s never easy saying goodbye when you know there is no sure prospect of meeting again. Our Sisophon family made the occa...
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Wat Banan, Bamboo Train and Bat Cave - 04/Jan/2013 07:29 - 2745 days ago
It had been raining pups and kittens according to David when I last visited Wat Banan 18 months ago and we had to abandon our in...
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Wat Banan, Bamboo Train and Bat Cave - 04/Jan/2013 07:29 - 2745 days ago
It had been raining pups and kittens according to David when I last visited Wat Banan 18 months ago and we had to abandon our in...
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Battambang - 03/Jan/2013 09:43 - 2746 days ago
Battambang, second city of Cambodia, is sleepy by comparison with tourist magnet SIem Reap. The best local temple of the Khmer E...
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New Year for Grannies and Papas in Siem Reap - 01/Jan/2013 02:38 - 2748 days ago
The fireworks were explosive last night! I guess fireworks always are. That’s how they work. But these were incredibly lou...
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Silk and stone - 30/Dec/2012 15:06 - 2750 days ago
From the mulberry bush to the kramar, the whole silk process is explained and clearly demonstrated in the wonderful Silk Farm ou...
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Boxing Day bathing Angkorian style - 29/Dec/2012 14:40 - 2751 days ago
The significance of our visit to our Sisophon extended family could not have been emphasized more strongly than by their cancell...
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Cambodian Christmas - 28/Dec/2012 15:11 - 2752 days ago
Christmas this year began with three of us riding a motorbike from the centre of Sisophon to the home of Mono, his mother, grand...
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