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    Sending “Long Shot” emails

    Tuesday 20th June 2017, 6:53pm

    “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” Mark Twain If I think back to the start of some of [...]

    Remembering the Magic

    Friday 13th January 2017, 2:52pm

      Everything, they say, is bigger in America. Tori Amos knew this when she penned her 1997 hit, Professional Widow, which was topping the charts in the January of that year. Yes, in the US of A, it’s got to be big. This may have been on my mind as I stood in that same [...]

    Ideas for London

    Monday 14th November 2016, 9:36pm

    I return, inspired, from a day at City Hall, where Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan has been hosting a one-day conference on the theme of social inclusion. As a fan of Sadiq, as soon as I heard about the event, I offered my services, as a budding facilitator. Perhaps wisely, the social inclusion of the [...]

    Mental Fitness

    Monday 10th October 2016, 7:53pm

    On World Mental Health Day, I thought I’d ask a few friends what techniques they use to keep mentally healthy.  Their answers (from singing to sculling, meditation to cycling) inspired me, so I wanted to share my own. Here, for what they are worth, are a dozen things I do; 1. Factor in some sleep [...]

    Joining the Dots

    Friday 1st July 2016, 4:56pm

    One of the best things about MCing and speaking at events is that you get to meet some brilliant people. In April I was in Dallas (the city, not the TV show) with the Staying Alive Foundation. Led by the phenomenal Georgia Arnold, the organisation (which funds HIV and AIDS projects around the world) raised over [...]

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