On epidemics, education and connection…

When the World Health Organisation declared that the COVID-19 virus was a global health emergency, a whole manner of elements of daily life got shut down. While the majority of this shut-down and the quarantines are centred on China and the provinces around the epicentre, Wuhan, here in neighbouring Vietnam, we have been feeling the … Continue reading On epidemics, education and connection…

On loving fiercely…

"A mother's love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity, it dates all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path." ―Agatha Christie, "The Last Séance" On UK Mother's Day last weekend, I posted a photo collage of my beautiful Mama on Facebook … Continue reading On loving fiercely…

“Without music, life would be a mistake…”

I count myself lucky to have been brought up in a family where music was a part of every day life and musicianship was not only allowed, it was encouraged. Every member of my family is a musician. My mum, with her beautiful voice, used to do the 'folk' rounds in pubs with her guitar … Continue reading “Without music, life would be a mistake…”