The True Value of Things

One of my earliest childhood memories to do with Christmas isn’t actually a Christmas memory at all.  It’s an event that could occur at any moment during the year when I was out shopping with my mum and either from the bank, or as change from a shop, she would […]


But this happened…

For reasons that made very good sense at the time I was sent off to boarding school at the age of eight.  What I had anticipated would be a great adventure gradually descended into something of a rather miserable experience, as I found myself near the bottom of the ‘food […]


All light and no shades of grey!

It may just be me but I’m finding it deeply unsettling and depressing that, this Valentine’s Day, the big movie release is the film ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’.  Based on the best-selling novel (100 million copies in 52 languages) by EL James, the film depicts a ‘relationship’ explicitly devoid of […]