Hi! My name is….

Hi! My name is….

What’s in a name?  Your parents pick one for you and you either love it, loathe it, change it, or your mates decide that adding a ‘y’ on the end of your surname or calling you something entirely different would work better. The latter point seems...
There she goes

There she goes

She propels herself through the water; head down, body sleek, arm over, then through, the water. Legs kicking, not splashing.  Concentration creating flow.  Grace, strength and power creating movement that looks effortless.  Her head glances to the side; face just...

My Beautiful Friend

I dreamed about you again last night.  We are laughing; you are funny, smiling, alive.  And then I wake up and realise in the darkness of the room that the reason I dream of you is because you are gone. We haven’t been friends for that long in the grand scheme...
You want to live like common people?

You want to live like common people?

When the Welfare Reform Act was introduced, Iain Duncan Smith was famously quoted as saying, “I could live on £53 a week if I had to”.  A petition was set up to see if he would like to prove it but of course he could live on £53 a week ‘if he had...