IMG_6773 October 10

World Mental Health Day

You could say mental health is something I know a little something about.  According to the statistics presented by the Mental Health Foundation, one in four adults and one in ten children are likely to have a mental health problem. The ignorance phlegm still lurks on the chest of many mental health issues and sufferers […]

IMG_6791 March 21

Stand up to Racism and Fascism March

LONDON: Here are a few photographs from the anti-racism march:

wpid-2014-12-31-13.02.54.jpg.jpeg December 31

Should old acquaintance be forgot….

At the end of every year, everyone makes an audit of the year and makes plans for the next. That’s what people do and it’s a great thing – I’m certainly not knocking it. There’s the hope or sense that things will be on the up after a trying year. But there comes a time […]

IMG_5302 November 12

Pureism Supper Club

“We are Pureism. Inspired by the simplicity and purity of 精進料理 (shōjin ryōri – Buddist temple cuisine) we are three cooks who are passionate about celebrating seasonal produce using the principles of Zen Buddhism principles. We have all received training at Itadakizen (a vegan Japanese restaurant in London) and are eager to focus on temple […]

IMG_4716 October 25

Speak Street Language Cafe

Very often we want to be able to practise speaking a language with someone but we don’t often get past a Rosetta Stone course.  Worse, we may get a comprehensive phrase book but can barely manage asking for the bill at a restaurant on holiday.  I tend to ask for the bill in sign language. […]

wpid-2014-10-16_20.09.19.jpg October 12

Stand Up To Cancer March

LONDON 2014: The march started in London Bridge, through the city and back again. I wanted to march for everyone affected by cancer but also for those that take part in clinical trials. Before the march started, a series of videos from members of the public who had battled cancer or who had lost someone […]

Michelle Work September 17

Me and Diabetes

This hideous photograph was taken at work when I was at my biggest and you’re right, no one needs to see that but it felt right to share it. A trip to the doctors today after another bloody test revealed that I have in fact reversed type 2 diabetes! My endocrine system has always been […]

August 1979 August 13

The day I was born

LONDON 1979: In the year that I was born, the Boomtown Rats was number 1 in the UK Top 40.  This holds some significance because I’ve always hated Monday mornings but unlike Sir Bob, I have always kept this fact to myself and got on with it.   Fact: I have spoken to Sir Bob […]

IMG_4133 July 05

Love Supreme Jazz Festival 2014

GLYNDE 2014: Excellent weekend in Brighton with friends.  De La Soul and Jamie Cullum headlined for the two days.  Will I brave camping next time?  

Crosby Garrett April 22

Easter at British Museum

LONDON 2014: The “Crosby Garrett” Roman cavalry helmet was found in pieces in the year 2011 and sold at auction for 2.3 million pounds.  It is now on loan and sitting in the British Museum.  I have found a new favourite museum! This was taken in the Africa section of the museum.  I took the […]