And now for some creativity…

My blog is supposed to be for writing because I now put my arty stuff elsewhere. However I’ve recently struggled to find things to say and have, instead, got into the mass production of cards. I’ve now got a surplus so if anyone wants to stock up for future occasions, you can buy them from…

Is it ok to take photos at Auschwitz?


  I hadn’t expected Auschwitz to be such a tourist destination. It was a grey and sombre Friday in November yet, apart from the absence of those ubiquitous key ring vendors, it felt as touristy as the Eiffel Tower. Groups of teenagers on school trips flirted loudly with each other and dropped litter. Coach loads of…

Glasgow Girls

This article about about three new scholarship places for asylum seekers at Strathclyde University got me thinking again about the inspiring Glasgow Girls and the musical which was subsequently produced about their story. Read on for a blog post I wrote elsewhere after seeing the musical last year…   A musical about asylum seekers – how…