Oh Canada!

I’m back from the land of the bear…

I would say safely but on day 2 of my trip i crashed heavily and initial diagnosis and x-rays in Elk Valley Hospital in Fernie suggested a broken wrist.

The doctors wanted to cast it but I got a kevlar strap, lots of painkillers and told the doctor i would ride on without one; he understood as he was a mountain biker too!

After some prayer back here in Bristol, x-rays done today have shown that it is no longer broken! God rocks!

I am typing this very slowly and one handed as i have a damaged tendon in my left wrist and will write more when i can but i will leave you with a little taste of what i got up to in the Rockies, which was amazing and without a doubt the best holiday i have ever had!

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Sacred ride

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There is a pleasure in the pathless woods,
There is a rapture on the lonely shore,
There is society, where none intrudes,
By the deep sea, and music in its roar:
I love not man the less, but Nature more,
From these our interviews, in which I steal
From all I may be, or have been before,
To mingle with the Universe, and feel
What I can ne’er express, yet cannot all conceal.

Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage by George Gordon, Lord Byron

Tomorrow I finally get to enjoy my birthday present to myself. I leave for the Canadian Rockies to experience this.

I will be enjoying the beauty of this part of the world:

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I will be doing a fair bit of this…

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and there is a good chance there will be some snow too!

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Riding through the Rockies has been a dream of mine since childhood and now it is but a few short hours away.

Alberta and British Columbia are calling…

Letter from Zimbabwe

I got a letter from Jon Winter that reveals what is currently going on in Zimbabwe. I strongly urge you to read this and PRAY!

I reckon that these are the last days of Mugabe and ZPF.

The darkest hour is always before dawn. We are all terrified at what they are going to destroy next;  I mean they are actually ploughing down brick and mortar houses and one family with twin boys of 10 had no chance of salvaging anything when 100 riot police came in with AK47’s and bulldozers and demolished their beautiful house – 5 bedrooms and pine ceilings – because it was "too close to the airport’, so we are feeling extremely insecure right now.

I ask that you all pray for us in the way that you know how, and let  me know that you are thinking of us and sending out positive vibes… that’s all. You can’t just be in denial and pretend/believe it’s not going on. To be frank with you, it’s genocide in the making and if you do not believe me, read the Genocide Report by Amnesty International which says we are – IN level 7 – (level 8 is after it’s happened).

If you don’t want me to tell you these things-how bad it is-then it means you have not dealt with your own fear, but it does not help me to think you are turning your back on our situation. We need you,  please, to get the news OUT that we are all in a fearfully dangerous situation here. Too many people turn their backs and say – oh well, that’s what happens in Africa .

This Government has GONE MAD and you need to help us publicize our plight or how can we be rescued? It’s a reality! The petrol queues are a reality, the pall of smoke all around our city is a reality, the thousands of homeless people sleeping outside in 0 Celsius with no food, water, shelter and bedding are a reality.

Today a family approached me, brother of the gardener’s wife with two small children. Their home was trashed and they will have to sleep outside. We already support 8 adult people and a child on this property, and electricity is going up next month by 250% as is water.

How can I take on another family of 4 and yet how can I turn them away to sleep out in the open? I am not asking you for money or a ticket out of here – I am asking you to FACE the fact that we are in deep and terrible danger and want you please to pass on our news and pictures.

Help best in the way that you know how.  Do face the reality of what is going on here and help us SEND OUT THE  WORD.. The more people who know about it, the more chance we have of  the United Nations coming to our aid. Please don’t ignore or deny what’s happening.

Some would like to be protected from the truth BUT then, if we are eliminated, how would you feel? ‘If only we knew how bad it really was we could have helped in some way’. [I know we chose to stay here and that some feel we deserve what’s coming to us]

For now,we ourselves have food, shelter, a little fuel and a bit of money for the next meal – but what is going to happen next? Will  they start on our houses? All property is going to belong to the State now. I want to send out my Title Deeds to one of you because if they get a hold of those, I can’t fight for my rights.

Censorship! We no longer have SW radio [which told us everything  that was happening] because the Government jammed it out of existence  we don’t have any reporters, and no one is allowed to photograph. If we had reporters here, they would have an absolute field day. Even the pro-Government Herald has written that people are shocked, stunned, bewildered and blown mindless by the wanton destruction of many folks homes, which are supposed to be ‘illegal’ but for which a huge percentage actually do have licenses.

Have some compassion and HELP by sending out the articles and personal reports so that something can/may be done.

"I am one. I cannot do everything, —but I can do something.. And because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do the something that I can do. What I can do, I should do. And what I should do, by the grace of God, I will do."  Edward Everett Hale

Fraser on Friday

Work=boring and weather=depressing

The antidote to this is to listen to Brooke Fraser.

"Have your way here, keep me afloat ‘cos I know I’ll sink without you"

"But I’ve heard rumours of true reality,whispers of a well-lit way"

"Am I lost or just less found? On the straight or on the roundabout of the wrong way?"