Wed 2nd June – it’s been quite a task keeping up with the blog, and uploading photos from the thousands I’ve taken over the past 15 days on the botanical expedition, but you may want to have a look back through some of the pages to see some of the wonderful plant species we discovered on our trip.

Internet connection is rather slow, so it’s taking some hours to do each blog – patience please. I’ll get to the others in the next few days.

I’m now resting up in Dali at The Lily Pad hostel where I spent some time last year – it feels like coming home! And at this time of year the fruit is amazing – mangoes at less than 20p each… yum!