Every other year something strange happens; people (like me) who don’t normally care about sports suddenly have a favourite sport, national team, and athlete. The catalyst, of course, is the Olympic Games – or the Winter Olympics as in this year. This year the games take us to South Korea and, as we’ve seen from … More Passion. Connected.
2017 has come to an end. At least it has for me, Denmark (where I have spent this Christmas season) welcomed in the new year some 30 minutes ago. For those of you in the UK, you are still living in the past – albeit only for another half hour. One of my favourite things … More Happy New Year
We have entered the final hours of 2017. Very soon we will be singing Auld Lang Syne (undoubtedly out of tune) and trying to work out how we can seamlessly change a 7 to an 8 when we write the date wrong. Before that though, we have the opportunity to thank the people who have … More Honouring those who have made 2017 worth it
One of the loveliest things about December is all the ‘of the year’ things that happen. I thought my favourite one this year would be the Book of the Year from the team behind the No Such Thing As A Fish podcast (which I will read when I get my hands on a copy). That was … More A Picture Perfect Wildlife Winter
Full of cheesy jokes and great music, Groundlings Theatre Company’s pantomime Aladdin is the perfect addition to your Christmas celebrations. The show sees the return to the Groundlings stage of Paula Brett (from last year’s pantomime Snow White) [as the Genie of the Ring and Genghis] and Simon Rhys Jones (from 2015’s Jack and the … More REVIEW: Aladdin
This week saw Philip Hammond, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, stand up in the House of Commons to tell the country about the Government’s Autumn Budget. Depending who you ask it is either an opportunity to build a stronger future for Britain or evidence of everything bad about having a Conservative government. But what does … More A Budget That Works For Britain?
Every so often you’ll hear someone talking about their ‘support network’. Often these people are famous or have won something. We all have one, however, and our support networks are often far larger than our immediate family. And a vital part of my support network are people like you; my friends. I have many people … More A Letter To My Friends
Remembrance Day is our opportunity to honour, remember and thank the dedication and sacrifice of the brave men and women of our armed forces, past and present. Portsmouth is proud to be a Naval city. Our city and the Royal Navy have a long history of working together to keep our nation safe. Today we … More Rethink Remembrance
Today is the last day of National Map Reading Week. The past seven days have been the perfect opportunity for everyone to brush up on their map reading skills. I’ve got involved in the adventure that is map reading this week and thought I’d write this clickbait-ready post to share my favourite tips with you. 1. Learn the … More 7 Maps for Adventure
This isn’t an easy post to write. It draws on painful experiences of my childhood; experiences that have had an impact on the rest of my life. It has taken a while for me to decide to post it. I have seen far too many women post on social media using the hashtag #MeToo. No … More #MeToo