From Uganda with Love

There’s something special about travelling to a very different country and I have always loved it. Whether it is the sheer chaos of taxi drivers literally falling over themselves to grab your bag at the airport arrivals or the desperately poor condition of the roads, or the seemingly endless army Read more…

When I Had No Socks

When I was eighteen years old, I lived on a kibbutz in Israel for seven months. One of my favourite aspects of this alternative life was the freedom to walk around in bare feet for a lot of the time I was there. It was fantastic! There is something so Read more…

Rejection is Merely Opinion

Having had my own fair share of rejection, I have come to believe that one of the best methods of opposing the sometimes relentless feelings that follow hard on the heels of whatever bad news has landed on your lap is simply this: Their rejection of me (or my work) Read more…

We Can All Be Heroes…

I, like many others I am sure, saw the ‘Google Doodle’ this morning and wondered who on earth Mary Seacole was? Well you can read all about Mary Seacole here and discover that not everyone think she is a hero at all. In fact, as I read the article, it seems the Read more…

When You Reach the End…

Whenever you reach the end of something it can often be met with a feeling you did not expect. Maybe you’ve reached the end of a contract that contained a mixture of both satisfaction and stress. Now that it has ended, you feel both relieved and a little sad that Read more…

Does “Perfect” Actually Exist?

This month marks the 40th anniversary of when fourteen year old Nadia Comaneci became the first gymnast to score a perfect 10 at the Montreal Olympics. For some reason, the word ‘Perfect’ has been lobbying hard for my attention for the past few days. I’ve heard people say, “There is no Read more…

The Worst They Have Ever Seen

I’ve just moved into a lovely part of Brighton, called Preston Park and the other night, I took a walk around the park itself. It was one of those beautifully peaceful, warm (some would say balmy but that’s not a word I typically use for some reason) summer evenings when Read more…

Sons, Eggs and Beetroot Juice

If ever there was an occasion when I wished I had placed a measly one pound bet on a truly outrageous punt, it has to be of course, the 5000-1 odds against Leicester City winning the Premier League this season. Even lifelong fan, former player and most famous citizen Gary Lineker, said Read more…