I was made redundant in my 50’s. So I went freelance

I was made redundant in my 50’s. So I went freelance

It’s a fact. We’re all living longer and we can now reasonably expect to live another 30 years or so beyond our 50th birthday. I am 60 in just a few days’ time. Like many women, I have been through major transitions during my life but I think for me the hardest time...

Blind determination – good or bad?

Blind determination – good or bad?

In June I spent a few days walking the north Devon coastal path and on one of my walks I passed through Woody Bay. I became fascinated by the relics of an ill-fated ambition driven by a Colonel Benjamin Greene Lake – a London solicitor and entrepreneur. He had a...

Capturing icebergs

Capturing icebergs

I heard on the radio a few months back, that Nick Sloane, a salvage expert, believes that he has come up with the solution to solve the water crisis in Cape Town. He has proposed to capture icebergs as they float past within 2,700 km south west of the port. He said...

I want my time with you

I want my time with you

In this internet age, with everything seemingly just a click away, we’re becoming increasingly impatient. We want to buy objects, book holidays, meet potential dates and send our friends flowers without leaving the house. This is why Tracey Emin’s latest art...