The Lucky Socks

They were mine until one rainy day When my friend got wet I gave them away To give this gift required no pluck Yet, for my friend, they have brought good luck It seems the stars have a magical way To bestow good things Chasing bad away Now, when my friend faces challenges new You can… Read More


Managing Addiction

From 2004 – 2007, I was the Service Manager of a medical and psychotherapy treatment service for those seeking support in overcoming substance abuse addiction; one of the services of Cranstoun group.  The service covered the London Borough of Croydon; one of the most diverse of London’s Boroughs. The treatment service was classed as a Tier… Read More

Bridging the Divide

Today, I was reflecting over the news of yet more prejudice and discrimination in our world.  Why do people choose to hate, when they could simply choose to be kind? This reminded me of a former role I had, in my career.  In 2003, I worked in a role that supported Victims of Hate Crime. … Read More