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Ellen Walford

Ellen Walford

An Ending and New Beginnings….?

Sep 16, 2008

I sit here on a relatively nice day as far as the British weather standards go (ie its not drizzling) in my three layers of jumpers, sipping my cup of tea and trying hard to remember what I felt like three months ago when I was slogging up some hill or the other on Praslin, sweating buckets and...

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Ellen Walford

Mountains, Beaches, and Condor Wannabes

Jul 10, 2008

Whenever you hear about Seychelles, and perhaps take the time to investigate a bit more by looking on the internet, it is all about beaches, superb diving, and more beaches. Justifiably so, I might add, as the beaches are really very pretty and I am told the diving is amazing. But as far as...

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Ellen Walford

Do black parrots have a refined palate?

May 30, 2008

The nice thing about black parrots is that they have taste. Not in the fashion sense - they are a distant cry from the catwalks of the neo-tropical birds, and their table etiquette needs work, but as far as food goes these psittacines have it down to a fine art. To get an inkling of perhaps why...

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Ellen Walford

Work begins on the Black Parrot project

May 11, 2008

I touched down in the Seychelles with a feeling reminiscent of Dorothy finding herself in Oz. The black, white and grey shades of early morning London drizzle transformed into a thousand different shades of turquoise ocean, vibrant green vegetation, lined with sparkling ivory beaches against a...

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