Faith is a surprising thing - you can find it in the smallest corner, the largest hall, across the world and in your own backyard. You see so often now, faith isn't just about religion. Uniting in something that doesn't break a people apart. The faith born of pride, strength, nationhood, being part of something bigger. Faith [...]
North Island – #NZL
It's the start of the summer in New Zealand - the water's not yet warm enough and paddling up near the Bay of Islands was worse than the Bristol channel in October, in other words COLD!! Staying on The Rock (an awesome floating hostel) and snorkling in the Bay of Islands was, ahem, bracing to [...]
A Match day out
There are times when hanging out with friends, sharing a mutual pastime, brings about the funniest conversations. None more so than my love of watching rugby with my friends. It's always a day out, a few drinks, some lunch then settle in the pub for the rest of the afternoon. The atmosphere across the streets [...]
Writing creatively; to learn or not to learn?
As an aspiring writer and avid reader I attend author talks, read the papers, surf the web and I'm always coming across the same old dragging argument and it aggravates me no end. Whether, as you are 'aspiring', you should attend writing classes, or even once you are published whether you should continue to. So my [...]