The Reading Agency – a writer’s view

Aldous Huxley, one of my heroes, once said, “Has it ever struck you, what a lot of our finest romantic literature is the result of bad doctoring?”   He also said that he would never drive a motor car in France, because the temptation to run over a priest would be too great.  But that is… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Work Experience Woes

Wardrobe Troubles and Turbulent Translations It’s difficult for someone, who considers GCSEs to be an experience, to give a broad take on life. Despite two years of avid academic concentration on GCSEs, the syllabus doesn’t exactly cover the particulars, even when it is taught at a brilliant public school like Lancing College with nearly two-hundred… Read the rest of this post (1 Comment)

Whitehawk Inn

For those of you who don’t know, The Whitehawk Inn is no longer the community pub but the community HUB for work and learning! As an award winning, community led organisation we provide a range of support activities for those who are looking to go back to work. Everything we do is designed to draw… Read the rest of this post (1 Comment)

Replenish your Childhood energy and fly!

Dwindling confidence plays havoc with the human basic instincts. The Daily Mail carried a feature this week, about consumers cheating at checkouts, allegedly a third of us admit to this, and to me it is a sad symptom of a nation of people who are gripped with fear about the precarious economic climate.    Fear sadness,… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

What’s the drama with cruise ships lately?

There has been a lot of press lately about cruise ships and disasters – coinciding nicely with the Titanic centenary shortly upon us. Of course the Concordia accident in January was a terrible tragedy and the blame has been firmly laid with the captain of that ship. I was speaking to a CEO of another… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Blog from a gay man, in a gay relationship, in a gay town, with gay friends and gay family!

As a Director of The Lesbian & Gay Foundation, I am familiar with the inequality faced by lesbian, gay and bisexual people in this country. The organisation I work for has built itself on not championing gay rights, but championing equal rights for lesbian, gay and bisexual people. When I came out as gay in… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Time for new legislation for cruise industry

The recent grounding of the Costa Concordia is a very tragic accident and our thoughts and prayers go out to those families who have lost loved ones. The media have been having a field day printing all sorts of mis-advised facts and figures, in what amounts to - in my mind – sloppy journalism. Still that’s… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)