This Beautiful Fantastic

There is love and wonder in unexpectedly falling over a hidden gem. That’s exactly what I did on Saturday night. Found a film that seems to have slipped under the radar. Despite its stellar cast. This Beautiful Fantastic is a magical feast. That rarest of unicorns, the perfect modern fairy tale. Fairy tales have aContinue reading “This Beautiful Fantastic”

Our Love Affair With Boris…..

I said I would never blog about politics. It’s too divisive, I said. Our world is fuelled by enough hatred. C’mon though. Quite simply, HOW COULD I NOT? Watching events unfold this week is like hiding behind the sofa watching the scariest movie. Compelled to watch, hands over the eyes. Fascination with a simultaneous, omnipresentContinue reading “Our Love Affair With Boris…..”

Keep Calm And Love Your Gnu (AKA ‘STOP BLUE MONDAY’)

“Comms are on the phone, Lauren. Can you give them a press release for Blue Monday?” “WHAT?” I look up from the pile of papers, reports and the ever-growing waiting list and sigh deeply. I am way too professional to swear but I can eye-roll like a demon. We go through the media and commercialContinue reading “Keep Calm And Love Your Gnu (AKA ‘STOP BLUE MONDAY’)”

THE OHANA – CHAPTER 3

You’ve met Celeste and her custodian, Sandro. The joyful, life affirming Glasgow Girls, Helen and Rachel. You’ve imagined the parties and darkness of the Ohana. I think wonderful readers, it is finally time to get acquainted with my last character. The wait is over. I bring you retired doctor, sailor, anthropologist and psychoanalyst, Antoni. ENJOY.Continue reading “THE OHANA – CHAPTER 3”

The True Object Of All Human Life Is Play

Diplomacy is a 67-year old game about taking over Europe. It’s a truly classic board game. Highly influential, intensely beloved, widely acclaimed. The beating heart of Diplomacy is in the alliances and agreements 7 players make in-between submitting orders. It is a game conducted not on the board, but in whispered conversations and secret messages.Continue reading “The True Object Of All Human Life Is Play”