When you’re surrounded by enemies…

In many big Hollywood blockbusters, there’s often a bad guy and a good guy. From pantomime villains to gun-toting psychopaths, loads of films are based on the idea of baddies versus goodies.  In the Bible, the ‘baddies’ were a group known as the Amalekites.They pop up quite a lot and were known for their unrelenting…

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The day I was famous.

I’ve been reading the slightly odd and narcissistic-sounding tweets of a famous musician this week. He’s been tweeting about his own genius and influence and his incredible new music. You probably know who I mean. I was famous once too…for about 60 minutes. It was years ago and I was asked at short notice to…

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Are you destroying yourself?

This week, I’ve been gripped by another Netflix special; Marvel’s Jessica Jones. Jessica is a tortured, messed-up, alcoholic private investigator who has a secret – she’s also a superhero. She developed the gift of super strength after surviving a car accident which killed her whole family. She’s now mostly alone in the world, trying to…

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What are you watching?

Oh Netflix, how I love thee.  Ever since I discovered the joy of US drama boxsets, I’ve been gripped by The Good Wife, Greys and more recently (and somewhat darker), the US version of House of Cards. Many of the dramas usually start out innocently enough; great plot, quirky characters mixed up with a few…

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A crashed plane in Kenya…and water in the desert.

About 7 or 8 years ago, when I worked for an aid agency, there were terrible reports filtering through of a looming food crisis in Turkana, Northern Kenya. Turkana is a really dry and arid place (one of the hottest parts of Kenya…and trust me, that’s HOT!) and the chief occupation there is herding and…

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