When Georgie met the Queen

It was a long drive to London with a new baby in the back seat. Before we set off I had rigged up some fairy lights around the headrests to distract her. That worked fine until we were stuck in traffic, 13 miles of roadworks on the M6. She liked that even less than we did. … Continue reading When Georgie met the Queen

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Most Bloomin’ Excellent

We didn’t believe it until we saw it in the papers, that’s why it wasn’t too hard to keep it a secret. For over a month we asked ourselves - is it really true? Was it a hoax? Maybe the letter got lost in the post? Because when they first wrote to Georgie, they gave … Continue reading Most Bloomin’ Excellent

The Golden Door: On refugees, time travel and doing what’s right.

This poem, by Emma Lazarus, is engraved inside the Statue of Liberty.   Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame, With conquering limbs astride from land to land; Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name Mother of Exiles. … Continue reading The Golden Door: On refugees, time travel and doing what’s right.