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
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.
Georgie's just shared this video with me. Love it. Needs no commentary.
For those of you missing Georgie as much as I am (or if you're interested in the amazing and important work she is doing!), here is some video of her doing some talking. Read the original article here
Well here we are in 2015 and Georgie is back in Freetown again. I could update you on what she's up to or I could just direct you to this article in today's Guardian that explains it far better and contains a quote from Georgie herself. The report that is linked to in the first paragraph was … Continue reading Georgie in the news
It was appropriate that, for our last night in Makeni, there should be no electricity.Rain hung in the air as Georgie and I sat on the balcony waving at Kesombo and Fuad as they played below us. Running frantically back and forth playing with anything they found - an old tyre, the frame of a … Continue reading Neighborhood #3 (Power Out)