Uncategorized Category

Ten Nights at the Hotel Murat

In the 17th century a steady stream of English gentry would don heavy linens, fill their wallets with Daddy’s money and make an educational rite of passage through Europe. The Hotel Palazzo Murat, nestled in the green culdera of Positano’s bosom is the sort of place they would end up, and so it seems, have […]

Read More

I have one thing left

I have one thing left; a fridge. It is the last remaining testament to a life of ‘owning’ things. Little does the fridge know however, as it unassumingly chills my wine and cheese, that it too will go. You see I’m 38 and I’ve just sold everything I own.

Read More

Three reasons every teacher should become a student

Teachers spend a lot of time telling other people what to do. They organise, instruct, facilitate, demand, cajole and convince. There is a lot of… Students stand up. Sit down. Open your books. Look this way. Listen. Follow me. Do your homework. I said sit down. Yes, there is a lot of that. And most […]

Read More

When Opening the Door Opens Your Heart

I learnt a lot of things the year I lived with a stripper. Did I learn to how to totter in perspex heels? No. Did I learn to dance around a silver pole? No. Did I learn to inhabit stage personas? No. But I learnt about what life was like for someone who did.

Read More