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Sunshine at last – back on the water

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A glorious day of sunshine means that summer is about to grace the UK once more… maybe. One never can tell on these isles. Anyway at least the three intrepid family kayakers can return to the water – even if wet suits are a necessity.

A hidden religion

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It must be hidden – there’s not even a wikipedia entry for it. It’s called “Kakayee”, a small Kurdish religion that has existed in hiding for centuries. I stumbled across them during my time in Erbil, where a community of adherents live to the west of the city. The reason for the secrecy, Kakayees say, […]