It all becomes clear…

So now understand…”well, she’s not the sort of person we normally recruit”!!

Arrived in Cambodia after a long and sleepless journey via Singapore (on the new airbus I might add!). Sat next to me was an American guy who had flown from Atlanta to London purely to take a flight on this new plane. He was stopping in Singapore for 12 hours then heading straight home…crazy man!

Luckily we had Sunday to recover then bright and early on Monday morning I started my new job!

The reason I’m not their usual recruit? Easy. We’ve got one ex-para, one ex-army and one ex-TA who served with the Royal Marines in Afghanistan. Then there’s me…the good old charity tree hugger!!

Tomorrow we head off for 3 weeks to see the field workers in action. It will be incredibly interesting (and probably pretty hot and muddy – the rainy season just started), even so I’m looking forward to it.

It does however mean absolutely no comms for the next wee while while I am out in the wilds, sleeping on a camp bed and trying to avoid getting bitten to death by pesky mosquitoes! The blog stops before its really had time to start!!

However no fear – you don’t get away that easily – photos and stories coming up soon.

On a complete digression…if you are looking for a good book to read or movie to watch get hold of ”Into the Wild”.  Awesome book which is now an equally awesome movie about an interesting character, Alexander Supertramp. It makes you want to sell up and head out into the wilderness. No? Ah well, maybe that’s just me then!



  1. Jo said,

    May 13, 2008 at 2:20 pm

    Photies Photies please!

    Hope your stint out on the field goes well – look forward to hearing more. Hope you are happy there xx

  2. Jen. AKA I'm not worrying, Mum said,

    May 26, 2008 at 4:46 pm

    Well, my adventure loving daughter,have just read your updated blog while trying to block out the terrifying possibilities of injury, illness or the many other dreadful things I imagine could befall you on your latest journey into the unknown….(mothers are made to worry!). I have to accept that you are obviously enjoying what you have undertaken and while we miss you dreadfully we know you were never cut out to do anything ordinary and are very proud of the way you grab life by the throat and turn disappointments into positive changes.
    Stay safe …..make time for your own happiness as well as making the world a better place….Love always. x mum

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