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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Asia Tour Part One: Tokyo, Japan

Mar 23, 2017

We arrived in Tokyo on Saturday evening, exhausted, as you can imagine! We dumped our bags in our apartment and headed to the nearest restaurant for some food before collapsing into bed. It was the fi...

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Promoting diversity in Asia: A return trip!

Feb 22, 2017

Ever since we returned from Thailand last year, we’ve been itching to go back to Asia. We loved our time at Shrewsbury International School and will hopefully be visiting again next year. But it s...

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Why I don’t like inspiration (by an inspirational speaker)

Jan 30, 2017

I don’t like inspiration, I don’t see the point of it. And to me, it seems like an awful waste! The problem is, people talk about it all the time, using phrases like:   “I saw —- and ...

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Disability in Chiang Mai: Sri Sangwan School

Jan 22, 2017

We spent a week acclimatising to life in Chiang Mai, revisiting old friends and meeting new ones, before getting to work finalising some trips we’d planned back in London. This began with a visit ...

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