After almost three months in Qatar, it was time to touch base in London… I spent hours trawling through various flight options, connections and combinations, trying to find a price I could justify. I umm-ed and I ahh-ed, I fought battles in my head, then I looked up and saw a man in a “London … More London Calling!
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed it’s the only thing that ever has.” Margaret Mead I thought that I would start with that quote, it’s a nice positive thought, something to remember at times like these. It’s the start of the new year and we’re meant … More Making change
They are not words that I expected to utter, but I think that London could learn something from America. Well, to be more precise, from Portland, Oregon. While I’ve been here I’ve been impressed by a number of things, simple things that I think that London could also benefit from. What London could learn from … More What London can learn from Portland (OR)
I have just spend over an hour, childishly excited about sorting through shelves and boxes worth of stuff, all saved from the scrapheap by an enterprising recycling initiative in Portland (OR), aptly named “Scrap“. It’s a positive haven for crafty folk like me, looking for a bit of inspiration, a bit of shiny paper, material … More Save it from the scrapheap!
So ten days turned into two months, and here I am, still in the United States. I’ve been noticing a range of inconsequential differences between the US and home (the UK) and I thought it might be fun to note a few of these things down. Things that surprise/confuse me: – So many auto-flush toilets. … More UK vs US – the same, but different
I always think that it is good to try new things, push your limits, do something that scares you. Today I did just that. Today, first the first time in my life, I was knowingly in the presence of, touched, and even fired a hand gun. Well, four handguns actually. But let’s not get ahead … More When in Texas… aka The day Kate fired a gun
I’ve been a bit slack updating my site of late – but it’s just because so many things have been going on. I didn’t like to write pithy pieces, but then never quite found the time to write the long pieces that I intended. Tut tut. In chronological order, the things that have been keeping … More So many things…