On language barriers and the importance of communication…

I live in a country where the primary spoken language is Kiswahili. While English is in common use, the language you are most likely to encounter on a day-to-day basis is Kiswahili. I've lived here now for 9 months and, while my understanding of the language is slowly but surely increasing, I am in no … Continue reading On language barriers and the importance of communication…

What are you made of? 

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? 

David’s Story

We know that in adults, if you go to Polmont Prison and you speak to young offenders there who are violent young men, they don’t know any better; they were brought up in a war zone so they are warriors, that is what they do, that’s how they understand life.  - John Carnochan - I … Continue reading David’s Story