Access (some) areas

Jan 30, 2018

What does the word access or accessibility mean to you? Whenever I ask this question, people seem to focus more on physical access. But is it a purely physical thing or does it go deeper than that? Pe...

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More international schools, more workshops, more Asia!

Aug 26, 2017

After a fun summer surrounding live music and seeing old friends (more about that here), I’m now busy finalising the workshops I’ll be delivering at international schools in Asia. I’ll be starti...

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Reflections of London 2017

Aug 16, 2017

Last month, I attended both the London 2017 IPC and IAAF World Athletics Championships. I’d been looking forward to this for some time because while I’ve been back to Queen Elizabeth Park since 20...

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Summer 2017: gigs, wine, weddings and good friends!

Jul 31, 2017

Alison and I were pretty exhausted when we arrived back from Hong Kong, so it was great to know we had some exciting summer plans to look forward to. Summer in Zadar First up was a trip to Zadar, Croa...

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Wall of Education – The most important thing you’ll ever build!

Jun 19, 2017

I’ve come to imagine your education as a wall. The wall of education that you build throughout your early life at home and in the various different institutions that you attend. Your parents and the...

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Vikings in the Valley! The Long Lunch: a Hong Kong Sevens tradition

Jun 08, 2017

For more than 400 people in Hong Kong, the Valley Sevens Long Lunch is the only way to kick off Hong Kong Sevens weekend. I was asked to speak at the event a couple of months before heading to Hong Ko...

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Asia Tour: rugby fun in Hong Kong

May 30, 2017

Hong Kong may have been the final leg of our Asia tour but it was by far the busiest! A couple of days after arriving, my first fulfilment as ambassador for the Hong Kong Rugby Union was to introduce ...

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Promoting diversity in Asia: Singapore

May 17, 2017

I never thought I’d say arriving in Singapore would be some welcome reprieve where heat was concerned. But here I am! Thailand was amazing, as always. However, I looked forward to the occasional f...

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Promoting diversity in Asia: Bangkok

May 05, 2017

After a two-hour drive, we arrived at our Airbnb apartment in Bangkok. Once we’d navigated some “accessibility issues” (more on that another time!) we unpacked and wandered around our new neighb...

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Asia Tour: Pattaya and Rayong, Thailand

Apr 20, 2017

We arrived in Thailand after a very long overnight journey from Japan. Thankfully a lovely driver greeted us, which was organised by our first school, Regents Pattaya. He dropped us off at our hotel...

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