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All in a Name

Have you ever wondered about the allure of a name? I mean, I have one of the plainest names out there but as a kid (and a little as an...

Future Learn - Thoughts So Far . . .

If you haven’t checked it out already then take a look at Futurelearn.com. It’s an excellent website that allows you to sign up to online...

The Perfect Cuppa, Mr Orwell

It’s a point of contention, isn’t it: how to make that perfect cup of tea? Putting to one side the fact that some people insist on having...

Strangers in Hokkaido

Our journey into Japan’s Daisetsuzan National Park started with a six-foot bear. Luckily, it was stuffed and confined to the Tourist...

7 Books to Take to a Desert Island . . .

Fairly common question but what better question is there for a first blog post? A friend asked me to choose 7 books from my bookshelf the...