How can kids like I was recover from the impact of bullying on their mental health if we don’t provide the right support? Continue reading Bouncing back?
Sliced bread? The internet? Paper money? Televisions? Telephones? Teleprinters? Glasses? Candles? The wheel? Would inventing any one of those things make me a genius? How about passing all my GCSEs, A-Levels, a degree and a PhD? Nope. Well, I don't think so anyway. See, geniusness isn't about discovery. Nor is it about having a good memory, or a sudden flash of imagination. It's about intelligence. … Continue reading We need a world of geniuses.
Five NHS commissioning groups in London are proposing devastating cuts to services for Autistic children. Cuts risk leaving families unable to cope, and will damage children’s health and future prospects; all because of Tory cuts to health service funding. Continue reading Tory NHS Rationing Care for Autistic Children
Our city, our community, suffered a hideous atrocity committed by those who seek to divide us and to scare us. They will not succeed. Manchester is stronger. Continue reading Manchester #WeStandTogether
Anne is a Lesbian. She’s in her 60’s, and it was a privilege to talk with her recently about her experiences; both growing older in the LGBT community and some of the things she and other gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans people had to live through in decades past. The piece that I, and my colleagues, recorded with Anne will be broadcast on Gaydio tonight; … Continue reading Being Old and LGBT; with Gaydio.
Either a macro photograph of a dandelion or some sort of space flower, what do you think? I took this yesterday (Tuesday) while out for a little – 12km – stroll around the Rivington and Anglezarke reservoirs. One of my favourite places in the world, and on a day as sunny and wonderful as yesterday, a fantastic place to spend a day. A couple of other … Continue reading Dandelions from space
For most of us, the place we feel safest is in our family. There can be few family groups that do more to protect their young than the meerkats. I took this photo a few months ago at Chester Zoo. If you look closely, you can just make out the youngster the family is shielding in the centre of the huddle. Via Photo Challenge: Security Continue reading Meerkat Family Values | weekly photos
One of my passions in photography is for the little things. There are a million details in everyday life that we usually walk by but which in reality are stunningly beautiful if we take a moment to appreciate them. Continue reading Into the details | weekly photos 1st April 2017
Throughout the #Brexit debate, I’ve tried to be objective in the face of myths, and stick to verified facts when confronted by barefaced liars. But I will not be called a ‘traitor’. I am a European citizen first and foremost, and removing that from me is stripping away part of my identity. It’s barbaric. Continue reading #Brexit: depriving me of my European citizenship is an act of barbarity unworthy of our United Kingdom.
This week, a gallery of photos from my collection; all with a green(ish) tinge. Different cameras, lenses, and locations; but hopefully all something to enjoy. M Via Photo Challenge: It IS Easy Being Green! Continue reading It’s a green, green world | weekly photo 26th March 2017