Goodnight Carrie Fisher. 

​Like many, I too loved Carrie Fisher. Carrie was an intelligent, funny, straight forward, sharp, humble,  talented star who we shall all miss. From her iconic role as Princess Leia in Star Wars to her many candid but hilarious books to her constant work as a mental health advocate, she was an incredible lady who … Continue reading Goodnight Carrie Fisher. 

I Don’t Believe In Psychiatry.

I stood in the foyer. A woman sat at a desk behind me, cooped in by the glass partition that separated us. Her silver glasses hung on a cord around her neck, perched now on her sizable chest and she typed away at the computer with chipped red nails. ‘Can you stop doing that,’ I … Continue reading I Don’t Believe In Psychiatry.

Books Are Our Constant Friends. 

I’ve travelled the world to far flung places, by boat, by plane, once on a carpet. I’ve stood with the mighty and trodden down with the disgraced. Love has opened its crisp pages wide and hearts have fallen through the gaps, sometimes leading to sweet proposals and passionate embraces, sometimes, leading to hate. The hate … Continue reading Books Are Our Constant Friends. 

Do you remember Beverly Allitt?

What did you want to do when you were little? A question we all get asked, repeatedly. I thought for a time when I was four, of being a doctor. Not because I wanted to treat anyone, to be honest if I was in charge of your health now or back in the 80’s, I … Continue reading Do you remember Beverly Allitt?