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….

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…

We found a way to make Georgie come home

“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…

For Sierra Leone, Ebola done done.

After almost two years, 14,000 cases and nearly 4000 deaths, Sierra Leone finally has an Ebola story worth celebrating. What a lot of time I’ve spent talking about this horrible disease on this blog. The first time I referred to the outbreak, pretty casually, was here in June of 2014. In fact, I was very…

Postcard from Barcelona

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…

OSM OMG!

I’ve made about four attempts at writing this today and it’s proved surprisingly difficult. What, in the end, can you say about someone so amazing, hard working, caring and so utterly deserving of recognition? Nevertheless, I promised an update about something good and, finally and thankfully, here it is: What a nice thing, to be…