13 December, 2013

Bring me flesh and bring me wine

Oxford Winter

I am ending a week spent in Oxford. It has been chilly but very fulfilling intellectually, musically and for my tummy.

I have interacted with many experts of participatory agricultural research.

I have listened to rowdy caroling in the streets of town, wonderful choir music during evensong at Christ Church Cathedral and a festive delight of early Western music by Poeticall Musicke.

I have enjoyed cooked breakfast and enormous puddings at the dining hall of Saint Anne's College.

Good King Wenceslas
Various artists, Carols from Oxford, The gift of music

Photo: Tejvan Pettinger

11 December, 2013

It's gonna take patience and time ... to do it right child

Keith Child, ILRI staff

I was invited by my colleague Keith Child (pictured) to facilitate the monitoring, evaluation and learning planning meeting of a large research-for-development program. Read what I took out of it here.

Got my mind set on you
George Harrison, Cloud nine, EMI UK Beatles