I woke this morning to the awful news that my country's parliament had voted in support of air strikes in Syria, against the views and wishes of the majority of their constituents. While the horrors inflicted by ISIS cannot be ignored, the addition of more military, more bombs and more guns to a brutal war … Continue reading “You must work – we must all work to make the world worthy of its children.” – Pablo Casals
Not all girls are made of sugar and spice and all things nice. Some girls are made of adventure, fine beer, brains and no fear. If you were to make a 'recipe for you', what would it contain? What are the essential ingredients that make you who you are? I read the above quote and … Continue reading What are you made of?
The cold, bare, concrete floors, rows of basic metal-framed beds and thin mattresses with waxy sheets of fabric used as covers or blankets, the buzz of flies and mosquitoes as they come through the open windows, and the cries of unsettled babies echoing down the damp, unlit corridors. As I walked through the maternity unit … Continue reading The Latitude Lottery