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Victim? Not me! I refuse to be

I refuse to be a victim.   I will not be defined by domestic violence.   So when I heard this I thought: ‘Wow!’   Just one word.  Wow.   That’s how I’d describe this powerful Ted Talk.  It hit a n...

Why Bridget Jones was right!

Do you remember that punch up between Daniel Cleaver (aka Hugh Grant) and Mr Darcy (aka Colin Firth)  in Bridget Jones’s Diary?   The first film, so think back.  The one where they rumbled from the street into the...

If I had a tattoo, what would it be?

I had one of those endless nights last night where I just couldn’t sleep.  By 2am my mind wandered into the bizarre and wondered: If I got a tattoo, what tattoo would that be? Let me clarify this in the clear light...

Why I say yes to everything!

I say yes to everything!   You want to know why? I was once producing a television series on conspiracy theories.  A colleague came to me and said I should consider a comedy writer, Danny Wallace as the presenter.    He...

Morgan (aka God) isn’t to blame.

When I was in the throes of a destructive relationship my life was unmanageable and out of control.    The more unmanageable it got, the more I tried to control it.  I was exhausted.  I couldn’t see a way out.  I was a b...

A guy who cut off his own arm changed my life

I once sent a text to my sister, when I was at one of my lowest points in life.  She kept it.  She told me: ‘One day I am going to show this to you again.  To show you how far you will have come, when you have foun...

Foxy Knoxy

We all came to know her as ‘Foxy Knoxy’ from the lurid headlines that spewed out daily, in the media frenzy that surrounded her.   Amanda Knox was a temptress, a she-devil and accused in 2007 of murdering her flat mate M...

Greg Louganis & Me

I remember when Greg Louganis, the greatest diver of all time crashed his head onto the springboard with a thud.   It was the 1988 Olympics’ Final Qualifying round.  Greg Louganis flopped backwards, limp into the w...