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Monthly Archives: August 2012


Gazing down through the blue depths. Fragments of golden sargassum seaweed drift past. Before I vanish beneath the waves I wonder about the hidden realm I am soon to visit and the very big, very rare fish I hope to meet. A while ago I went scuba diving off Florida’s east coast, at the fringes […]

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The Games {response}

Well, that surprised me. I have always enjoyed watching professional sport, but I didn’t expect to be as totally swallowed up by the Olympics as I was. I cheered, I cried, I had to step away from the screen when my heart rate went up too much….and I was completely inspired. I was in Rome […]

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bicycles bicycles

I’ve just spent three days at a conference in Silicon Valley at the headquarters of Google – they call it the Googleplex. In the grounds were rows of beautiful, colourful bicycles which anyone can hop on and peddle around the campus. I love the idea of bikes for all. Especially in such great colours (they […]

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Travel {the value}

‘The use of travelling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.’ Samuel Johnson This week, I have been in the ancient city of Rome. With Jake in Belize, Helen in the Bahamas and thousands of athletes and supporters descending on the Olympics […]

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