Believe in better

Believe in better The slowly rising light was beginning to drift across the dirty skylights in the roof of my workplace this morning. As it picked off each ridge on its journey West the colour went from black to gold and on to pink. That was the moment my heart needed to be... Read more »
October 3, 2016


Hope Suddenly the clouds parted….as the sun slowly broke the darkness in the far off Eastern sky, looking Westward a patch of glorious blue appeared and with it, the hope of a better day. It wasn’t yet seven am but the morning was already warm, the remnants of the Southern wind... Read more »
September 7, 2016

Don’t sink the boat when you lose hope.

Don’t sink the boat when you lose hope.   So….here goes! Two weeks ago I went into work to be met with the news that a colleague of mine had decided to sink his boat. It is not my place to analyse this particular situation, I did not know him well enough to pass comment in any way.... Read more »
May 19, 2016

Sowing for your future

Sowing for your future Today marked the start of something that I have wanted to do for a long time. When I was a teenager my friends dad had a big old Victorian greenhouse in his garden. It was one of those old imposing structures with heavy wooden framing and central heating to keep... Read more »
May 15, 2016

Twenty one days

Twenty one days   In some ways it doesn’t seem like that long since I beat a retreat from my place of employment. On the other hand it feels like a million years ago. 30 240 minutes ago, 504 hours, 21 days. In the grand scheme of things it isn’t a lot, if... Read more »
April 25, 2016

What is normal anyway?

What is normal anyway?   Normality is such a subjective concept that it is next to impossible to legislate one single bench mark to measure against. For the last two weeks my own personal idea of what normal is has been thrown up in the air. A conversation with my doctor exposed the danger... Read more »
April 19, 2016

Though like a wanderer

Though like a wanderer   One of the hardest things to do is to return the fight to a defeated person. I know that hopelessness from both sides. There have been so many occasions where I have sat with people and worked through the mountains of doubt, fear, anger, anguish, despair and any number... Read more »
January 13, 2016

The thrill of hope

The thrill of hope Being told that “it could be worse” really is no¬†help at all. Of course it could be worse, without a doubt there are people in way worse situations than I will ever be; it is not up for debate that people are enduring hardships and terror, disaster and devastating circumstances.... Read more »
December 14, 2015

Sign post of hope

What you are about to read is dedicated to that select group (you know who you are) who have been to me the living embodiment of what I want to speak about. When Dante was picturing the gate of Hell in his Divine Comedy there was no phrase that could... Read more »
August 17, 2015