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Hamza’s design for life

Hamza’s design for life

Every Autumn, I’m glued to Strictly Come Dancing on BBC1. I love the dancing, but I love the transformations of the contestants even more. In the most recent series, I was completely absorbed by two participants: Helen Skelton and Hamza Yassin. It seemed to me...
Grrrrrr…..frustration!

Grrrrrr…..frustration!

I find myself shouting at the telly or radio when things really annoy me and over which I feel I have no agency. I’m particularly annoyed when I hear really poor grammar from the BBC (I have high expectations!); and more recently, the constant political...
Clear vision

Clear vision

I’ve just come back from my swim. This year I joined a private leisure club as it would cost the same as my local public pool, and I can swim in the new pool at any time of day I like, and it’s nearly always empty or shared with only one or two. It’s...

The value of friendship

I had a wonderful experience as a teenager. My parents moved to Johannesburg in 1979 for four years, and I went with them. I finished my secondary school in South Africa and we all returned home in 1983. Before we moved, Mum wanted to find a good school for me....
Be led by your dreams

Be led by your dreams

I’ve been writing regular blogs now for about 10 years. I’ve amassed quite a lot of content in that time! And I’m curious about how I sounded in my earlier years and whether what I was writing about then still resonates with me now. I find...