The world of medicine simply baffles me. You can get a new heart, lungs and kidneys sewn into you and you can even have parts of your body replaced in the space of a few hours yet no one in the world has come up with a tonic for homesickness yet! Travel sickness, motion … Continue reading Is There a Cure for Homesickness?
Rugby has and always will be king in any household that I live in but growing up my poor mother had to deal with it 24/7. If it wasn’t the Five Nations, it was Rugby Special on a Sunday and if it wasn’t a home mini rugby game it was a three hour round … Continue reading The 21 Year wait to Fulfil a British and Irish Lions Pilgrimage and Make Dad Proud
There have been three fairly stock questions that I get asked from friends and family on Whatsapp and on the phone since we arrived in South Africa just over 6 weeks ago and they are generally in this precise order: How is Mikaela coping with living in her Mom’s house? How are the kids settling … Continue reading Mr. Mary-Anne
The magic of Christmas was probably lost on me by the age of 12 or 13 when I came downstairs one night to find Father Christmas munching through our sacred box of Quality Street rather than the stale Mince Pie and Milk we had left for him. I had never forgiven him for that until … Continue reading Cometh the Hour, Cometh the Container
As it turns out real super heroes don’t wear capes. They wear size 6 pull up nappies and size 7 bright orange sandals. They are also called Issy and Emilie and they just so happen to be our daughters which is pretty cool! Our friends and family back in the U.K. persistently said to us … Continue reading The Resilience of our Cape Crusaders
On Sunday the 25th March myself, my wife Mikaela and our two beautiful children, Issy (4) and Emilie (just about to turn 2) boarded a plane to Cape Town for the first time with just a one way ticket in our hands. A life changing feeling mixed with sorrow, anticipation, excitement, apprehension and sheer determination. … Continue reading The Conundrum, the Container & the Car Crash
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