To Greenbelt!

Tomorrow, I depart for Greenbelt! Bring it on.


I’m ready for a change of pace. I probably wont be on the blog much until after Greenbelt, but if you’re there come say hi!

The Fringe

I’m enjoying the little bit of time I’ve been getting to spend in Edinburgh this week, and making the most of it by catching a few shows.

Poverty Monologues: Great show that I’ve been doing some promotional work for. It’s a series of monologues based on conversations Platform2 volunteers have had while living & working in remote communities in Ghana, South Africa, India and Peru. I was genuinely really impressed with this show… it’s running until Saturday in Venue 45.

Tomb To Womb: Saw this today when I finished work. Interesting concept, but didn’t quite fill out some of the story areas I’d have liked. That said, I’m no theatre critic… there was a cool dance piece at the end too though.

Scribble: I’m going to see this tonight with a friend. It’s being put on by Urban Poets, and intrigues me greatly…

Anyone else discovered any hidden gems in this years Fringe?

World Humanitarian Day

I’m having a crazy week, so forgive me if I’m not around here much. I’ll update ya as much as I can, though I’m having issues with the WordPress app on my phone, so it might be a bit sparse.


I wanted to highlight that today is World Humanitarian Day. I’ve been reading about it a bit as I got back to work today, and as I tried to think what I could share, I realised that Neil Barry said it a lot better than I could…

“On this World Humanitarian Day I remember what makes humanitarian workers different – they are prepared to risk their lives for the convictions of their work.”

Read the rest of his blog on the DFID website. I’ve got so many memories of the short bursts of work I’ve done in the field, and so many more of the campaigning, advocacy and fundraising work I’ve been doing here in the UK. How about you – what do you think of World Humanitarian Day?

Today & Tomorrow

“Don’t be like some broken lawyer, always asking for answers, always reaching for rewind. Guilt and regret, those are awful places. You know that. So don’t live there. Do not despair. Do not be afraid. Grace is the interesting thing.

And God must be a pretty big fan of “today”, because you keep waking up to it. You have made known your request for a hundred different yesterdays, but the sun keeps rising on this thing that has never been known. Yesterday is dead and over. Wrapped in grace. Those days are grace. You are still alive, and today is the most interesting day.”


Today I had a massage. It was heaven.

Tomorrow I’m heading through to Edinburgh for a little Poverty Monologues prep & some time to hang out with some good friends.

Every morning I wake up to a new day. So do you.

What are we doing about it?