This time last year I was in Freetown with Ebola all around. I was checking the news, texts, Whatsapp, Internet, radio every minute just to watch as the number of people with Ebola rose. I was driving up and down between Freetown and Lunsar as we slowly built the Ebola treatment centre and on the … More First thoughts from Georgie in Turkey
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. … More 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 … More Postcard from Barcelona
It was Minorca that did it. It was there, in the airport, that we casually picked up the estate agent’s brochure. Idle curiosity. Picking a dream house from the listings. Marvelling at the price difference between property in London and the properties we saw in the brochure. And back in London the thought nagged. We … More First days in Cullera
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 … More 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. … More The Iron Man of Wales, and the Iron Men and Women of Ngbotima
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 … More OSM OMG!