A Good Friend

Sue’s mum passed away a couple of weeks ago. She’d been ill with cancer for a number of months and it was very painful to watch such an active and lively lady slowly get more and more sick. The funeral was in Yorkshire last week and I had the painful privilege of leading the service. […]

Under My Desk

Last week, I posted a photograph of my desk. This week, I thought I’d show you the scene under my desk. There is something very comforting about having a Spaniel sitting under your desk all day. However, it can be tricky, when Bassam lies down to sleep, it is very easy to run over her […]

My Desk

It may not look like it, but I tidied my desk today! The things that are still around give a good indication of what my working life is like. More or less left to right… A pile of books which I’m currently reading. Three on leadership and one on postmodernity. A file of documents that […]


Lingamish has posted a comment on one of Sue’s email posts from Madagascar (nice chap that he is) and he mentions that he is looking forward to seeing the photographs. Unfortunately, as some of you know, I had to leave for Kenya within a very short time of Sue’s arrival from Madagascar and while I […]


Dear Friends, I’m due to fly to Niamey in Niger for a one week workshop tomorrow. Those of you in the UK will have heard that there is massive disruption to flights to and from the country because of a terrorist threat. At the moment, there are no flights in and out of Heathrow and […]

Don’t let your left foot know what your right foot is doing…

I’ve had a bad week with things going wrong! As Sue mentioned in her last post, I left my wallet in a friend’s car last week. It was returned with the contents intact, but by then all of our credit cards had been cancelled just in case. Now, Amazon, our ISP and all of the […]

April News

Dear Friends,I’ve been studying with London School of Theology for over a year, but a couple of weeks ago I went up there for the first time for a Study Weekend. It was great to connect what had been names on emails with real faces as I met some of the distance learning tutors and […]


I’ve just installed a new WordPress Plugin called Lightbox that should make looking at photographs a little more interesting. It seems to work nicely. The picture here was one that Sam took on our flight up to Edinburgh three weeks or so ago. You need to double click on the picture to see it properly. […]

Holiday Photographs

If you would like to see a few more of the Arthur’s holday photographs, you can do so by clicking here. There are a few panoramic pictures of Lake District scenes that I’m really pleased with, but there don’t seem to be many pictures of the family, David and I being particularly noticable by our […]

Hello World

Welcome to this new section of the Kouya Chronicle. The idea of this ‘blog’ is that it should be easier to update our family news and photographs. It will be interesting to see if it works. I’ll also try and use this as a place to put some more profound thoughts and ideas, but they […]