Passion. Connected.

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.

Happy New Year

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

REVIEW: Aladdin

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

Rethink Remembrance

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

7 Maps for Adventure

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