Writing

So here we are again. Curled up in a blanket late in a September evening – mind wandering, words spilling out of my fingers. There is something (known and well articulated by many better than me) cathartic about writing but I have found my written expression tempered in recent years by a whirling-dervish life. I…

A year and a half later

It’s a full year and a half since I last blogged here. Life has been eaten up, in a good way, by work, being a hospital governor at UCLH, and generally living. I’m going to keep the blog going because there’s some valuable and amusing insights here (and because people continue to view it on…

Family and friends

There’s a Maori proverb that goes: ” Ui mai koe ki ahau he aha te mea nui o te ao, Māku e kī atu he tangata, he tangata, he tangata!” Ask me what is the greatest thing in the world, I will reply: It is people, it is people, it is people! I *really* miss my…

An open letter to Ocado

[Also sent to ocado@ocado.com] Dear Ocado, I’ve been a long-time and loyal customer of Ocado but I’m starting to wonder if it might be time to move to Waitrose Delivery. In the last 6 months we’ve had a few too many broken/squashed goods and far too many late deliveries without notice. The cake, however, has…

Being a Hospital Governor

I was recently interviewed for the UCLH Trust’s quarterly newsletter to members and I thought people might be interested so here’s a copy of the interview, which you can also read in the newsletter itself here.