June 15, 2012

Today I was reminded why I LOVE the NHS

Since I had eye laser surgery back in 2000, I have had perfect vision, but occasionally suffer from sore and often red eyes. I attributed this to dryness and time in front of the computer, but it was a small price to pay, and easily manageable with eye drops. However, recently I’ve noticed it getting worse and so started to review options. When I was in California, I visited a state of the art eye clinic that resembled the one in ‘Nip/Tuck’. The beautiful staff, with perfect teeth, perfect hair and perfect tans treated me like a rock-star as they ushered […]
June 5, 2012


I’ve had a really fantastic couple of weeks visiting lots of interesting places – including some of the world’s top locations, such as LA, San Francisco and Silicon Valley… However, it was only when I was sitting outside Underworld at 04:00 this morning eating greasy chips from the Woody Grill in Camden with the most gorgeous girl in the world that I realised what happiness was all about. It doesn’t really matter where you are – it’s all about who you are with and whether or not you’re keeping it real.
June 5, 2012

A truly diamond Diamond Jubilee!

Congratulations on your Diamond Jubilee, Ma’am! The Queen & Prince Philip – 60 years on
May 3, 2012

Election Day 2012: Our beautiful democracy!

I had a very stimulating day campaigning, knocking on people’s doors and debating on the doorstep, and it reminds me just how beautiful a thing that democracy is. My colleagues and I got a very positive response from most people in Chase ward, Enfield, and I had three particularly interesting debates: One man told me he was voting BNP to send a wake-up call to the main parties, even though he didn’t really fancy them or their policies. Another man told me that he was a Conservative, but was voting for Ken because his son was finding it too expensive […]
April 21, 2012

Manipulated images manipulate society. It’s time to stop.

Earlier today I read a very interesting article on ‘Shine’ regarding several recent examples of celebrities who are resisting the use of doctored and digitally-enhanced images of themselves in the media. There are some particularly strange examples of celebrities looking wonderful au naturel, but being altered, no doubt to please the tastes of those who thought that they needed enhancement. They didn’t – natural beauty is the only beauty. I am hoping that this is the start of a movement against the use of routinely-altered images, and I used the word ‘altered’ rather than enhanced, deliberately. Magazine covers are dominated by images […]