29 Jul 18
Travels in my head

I’ve always been interested in Albania, it always seemed to me like a mysterious and unknown country on the edge of Europe. Last year I took an extended holiday and visited Albania as part of my trip – before going I read the Accursed Mountains by Robert Carver. This book is set in 1996 when […]

15 Jul 18
Travels in my head

The Mermaid’s Child. This book has been sat on my shelf for ages, I’ve even picked it up and started to read it a few times  but never made it beyond the first couple of chapters. Finally I picked up the book and started to read it properly, and I’m glad I did although I […]

07 Jul 18
Travels in my head

Lullaby starts with the ending – in fact the ending is written on the front cover: “The baby is dead. It only took a few seconds” In the first few pages it is clear that the nanny murdered the two children in her care – then tried to kill herself. The book then then goes […]

24 Apr 18


Today was a hard day. I’m still struggling with coming to terms with what happened but friends are rallying around. I will be ok. 1. Gnocchi alla Sorrentina da Saporitalia. They are good and they are not straightforward to make. There’s an art to make them right and at Saporitalia they do make them right. […]

11 Mar 18

Please note that everything I write is true to me, it’s what I experienced in real life. If you choose to believe in it then great, if not then please do not try and preach to me telling me I’m wrong just be respectful and move on. I am fully aware that there could be […]

16 Feb 18

Ok so it’s almost midnight as I’m writing this and although I’m super tired and my daughter has finally fallen asleep, my insomnia is being a twat! So I went through some blogs/google searches and found some random questions to answer for something more constructive to do rather than playing Sims FreePlay on my phone. […]

21 Jan 18

As you can probably tell I’ve still got a serious case of writers block and have no idea what the bloody hell to blog about! So I’ll say again if you have any requests or suggestions let me know and I’ll do them! I’ve asked that a lot and never get a response but it’s […]

18 Nov 17
Travels in my head

East West Street: On the origins of”Genocide” and “Crimes against Humanity” by Philip Sands When asked to deliver a lecture in the Polish city of Lemkin on human rights Philippe Sands uses the opportunity to research the city – it was the city that his grandfather came from and the city that two lawyers (Hersch Lauterpacht […]

07 Nov 17
Travels in my head

I’m  generally a fan of  Armando Iannucci. I’ve  seen enough of his previous work like 4 Lions and the Thick of It to know that I like his style and to have an idea what to expect. His new film, the Death of Stalin doesn’t disappoint. Like a lot of his previous work it is very […]

06 Nov 17
Travels in my head

I love writing. I love the feeling of creating something where nothing was before. I love to go back over what i have written to edit and refine. I love substituting words to alter the impact of what I’m  saying. I write all the time.  At work I write notes for myself scribbled in my […]