Ironman John

Last year I wrote about my friend John Lake, who battled his way past brain tumours, depression, suicide bids and time in mental institutions to run the London Marathon and in some way find his purpose again. John took something from that day and, to abuse a pun, he ran with it. On September 7th […]

Time Management

[googlevideo]-5784740380335567758[/googlevideo] Professor Randy Pausch  was three months and 12 days into his three-to-six months of good health left after Doctors diagnosed him with Pancreatic Cancer. This incredibly useful talk is made all the more poignant by the fact that this is a man who truly knows what it means to have limited time.

Fun and Games

[youtube]zXuzy0k9mZQ[/youtube] Footage from the yacht race I was a part of in 2000 has made its way on to youtube. Marvel at our death-defying feats, and see if you can catch the blink-and-you’ll miss it footage of me cowering below decks under my duvet with my teddybear firmly in my grip.

Two Poles

The last six years of my life have been so singlemindedly focused on the poles, so caught up with snow, cold and ice that I sometimes manage to forget that there is a polar opposite to this world. Recently I was lucky enough to head briefly down to Naples, Florida where i met some incredible […]


There’s a certain blog paralysis that creeps in after a certain amount of time has passed that makes going back to the blog yet more difficult. The urge to precis events is suffocated beneath yet more events, none of which necessarily make for a particularly coherent story. On reflection, I have decided to provide some […]