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
“Well, now you have to come home,” I said, and I’m glad to tell you that she said, “Yes.” Georgie arrived back in the UK on the 6th of April, finally bringing to a close over two years of work in some of the world’s toughest spots. She had spent a total of 18 months in … Continue reading We found a way to make Georgie come home
A quick update, and some photos of our recent adventures. I've tried something a little bit different, which I was hoping to be able to show you here, but I'm afraid, due to the limitations of the site, I'll have to ask you to make a click on this link which will take you to … Continue reading The Great Spanish Experiment
We were drinking ale and reading the Sunday papers and when we left the pub it was raining. We didn’t really know what to do with our last day together. After spending most of the first year of our marriage apart we had now grown accustomed, over the last three months, to being together again. … Continue reading Mountains beyond mountains – Georgie heads East
We live only half an hour from Valencia and yet we managed to visit Barcelona first despite it being four hours away on the train. It was all in a good cause, though, to throw our support behind Roger who was competing in his first (only?) Iron Man competition last week. He finished in an … Continue reading Postcard from Barcelona
The sky is pink as the sun breaches the horizon and a golden path floods across the sea, sunlight pouring in through the windows. To the south hazy cloud hangs in valleys between rocky hilltops. The white sand below us is like the surface of the moon – little footstep craters in the deep shadow … Continue reading Moving Mountains
As Sierra Leone contemplates the long road to recovery, they are facing new challenges, new obstacles to overcome. But this weekend they will have a new champion facing his own heroic (and frankly insane) struggle in support of their efforts.