A couple of years ago I didn’t think that there was much wrong with my life. I was doing the third year of my degree and was planning a wedding as well; let’s just say it was a busy time! Despite this... More

It doesn’t have to be dead space, this period. It could in fact be incredibly precious, if we’re intentional about how we spend it. In fact, I think there’s an important activity for which this time is... More

It’s hard to know where to start with this. I know people who have struggled with self-harm. It’s not funny, it’s not something to encourage or to glorify. It’s something to weep about and to stand against.... More

I propose that the icons of love be changed. No more red hearts. No more flowers. To the many couples who send red roses on Valentine's Day, I'm sorry. Something's got to change. In their place, I suggest... More

We know you all love Nigella Lawson, so we’re going to have a real treat for you next Saturday night with a special cordon bleu Nigella meal. Adults love to cook, so we’re going to ask that you concoct... More

Even now, months away from my next trip, I’m uncomfortable. I don’t have the ability to get energised in the run up to a weekend away, yet all of my colleagues seem to get as excited as the youth. Actually... More

My personal number was distributed exclusively to friends and family; but over the eight or so months since relinquishing the work handset I’ve come to the cringingly painful realisation that this two-phone... More

It was there, feeding a goat, that I learnt something. Part of the park farm ritual is the ‘feed the animals’ experience. My oldest son is four and is high-functioning autistic and I was well aware that... More

My gap year was an immensely significant time for me; a year when I discovered new things, new skills and abilities, new confidence and ideas, new relationships (including meeting my future wife) and importantly... More

The film provided a small window of insight into the most effective way to catch salmon – quite an eye opener for a fishing virgin like myself! After the film, curiosity turned me to Google and I learnt... More