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  [11th June 2014]
This year I've raised money for Seafarers UK at the London marathon, and for SCAT, at the Edinburgh Half. Thank you so much to everyone who donated anything. I'm very grateful. But it doesn't stop! Next is the Great North Run on September ...
  [10th June 2014]
I've written about my stepfather's death from dementia before. But I had forgotten that I wrote about it earlier. I've just found this piece hidden away in a folder, so here it is. Some is probably a repeat of other pieces I have written. Then ...
  [9th June 2014]
This year I've raised money for Seafarers UK at the London marathon, and for SCAT, at the Edinburgh Half. Thank you so much to everyone who donated anything. I'm very grateful. But it doesn't stop! Next is the Great North Run on September ...
  [9th June 2014]
When I am interviewed about my book, I'm often asked how it is that there are 500 people being held as pirate hostages. There aren't, because I travelled on Maersk Kendal in the summer of 2010, when piracy was reaching its height (which was in ...
  [6th June 2014]
I started writing this post because I thought that my father, a chaplain in the Second World War, had landed on D-Day. He hadn't, but landed on "S" beach a few weeks later. Never mind. Here is the post anyway. This year my father would ...
  [3rd June 2014]
I wrote a post on my running blog yesterday about running over the Humber Bridge. I love bridges. And for some reason the 2001 piece I wrote about a documentary trilogy on bridges is no longer on here, so here it is. It was ...
  [2nd June 2014]
It has been quite a week for sanitation, good and bad. First the good: I was invited a few months ago to serve as a judge on the Royal Society of Arts' Student Design Awards. The Gates Foundation had given a grant to Loughborough University ...