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…

First thoughts from Georgie in Turkey

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…

Mountains beyond mountains – Georgie heads East

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….

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…

Then I guess we’ll just begin again

Things don’t always end the way you’d like them to. Last week, Georgie came home and Liberia reported its first new cases of Ebola since being declared Ebola-free in May. For Liberia it was, perhaps, inevitable given the porosity of the borders between Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea but nevertheless it was a worrying and…

Just another Monday…

One year on and we are there again. Kaffu Bullom, a Chiefdom of Port Loko district. A wonderful Chiefdom on the peninsular, surrounded by the sea, home to the airport and numerous ferries and boat crossings to Freetown. If it were in England I would describe it as wooded but here we say it is…