My Mad Mother

Last month marked a six year mile stone for my mother. On Easter weekend 2012 my mum's life was turned upside down. She was diagnosed with a spinal tumor and told that she probably would never walk again. While, she is parlaysed from her armpits down this has not stopped her. Yes - it has... Continue Reading →

Finding peace in London

'Please mind the gap between the train and the platform,' the conductor bellows in monotone every morning at 8.00 am. Shortly after a swarm of commuters push past, leaving me squished up against the tube window. As the doors open at each stop, people spill out of the train as if a pot has just... Continue Reading →

London Life

While, I'm a sucker for nature and vast open landscapes, London is somewhat pleasing to the eye. These scenes provide us with an alternative nature; a man-made environment, a city where 8 million inhabitants go about their daily lives. The Shard is a 95-storey skyscraper - it is the tallest building in the UK. It has a snazzy... Continue Reading →

Make The Most Out Of Your Commute

On average Londoners spend fifty-five minutes getting into work (according to a Guardian article). That is just under ten hours a week sitting on the tube, bus or in a car… In other words most people spend at least 40 hours per month commuting. Think what you could do with 40 extra hours. You could... Continue Reading →

Knock, Knock who’s there

  My time as a door knocker has come to an end. I am about to embark upon a new journey -working for one of London's largest recycling companies. I think it is only fitting to pass on some lessons I have learnt about dealing with the public, using persuasive skills and reading body language. Before... Continue Reading →

Christmas Reflection

As Christmas celebrations commence and 2016 nears its end I want to take a moment to reflect. This year my eyes have been opened to global hardships as well as heartwarming miracles. Spending the beginning of 2016 in poverty-ridden Central American countries, I now realise that most of us in England are blessed. On the one hand, I... Continue Reading →

Back Up Trust

'Over 2.5 million people worldwide live with paralysis caused by spinal cord injury' according to Spinal Research. This could be from falling down the stairs, getting injured while playing sports or indeed it may be medical (tumors, spinal bleeds etc.) So what happens when a spinal injury occurs? Each case is very different. However, similar questions, emotions and... Continue Reading →

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