Volunteering is a great thing. In search of a little more meaning and reconnecting with with my country boy, Devon roots, I volunteered for Trees for Cities in London, for a time. Planting trees is a therapeutic process in its own right, but the best thing is watching what you planted, grow, take shape and become a part of the landscape.
I joined FAB as a helper as for my Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award in 2009 and have helped out on three holidays and odd Saturday sessions since. Being a FAB helper is no walk in the park - but those moments when someone turns up with a frown and leaves with a smile make it worth it.
What do you most want for Christmas? An iPad, something elegant in cashmere or a voucher for a plastic surgery procedure? The answer, of course, is for it all to be over with as soon as possible. In 1914, that's what millions of people also wanted for WW1. And look at how long that dragged on.
Costume connoisseur Alex Graham has dedicated over 50 years of her life to providing amateur theatre companies, schools and
'I want, I want, I want!' We all have greed for one thing or another. Are you aware of your 'wants'? When you get what you want, do you find yourself wanting more? And when you get it all, are you satisfied? For how long?
"When I was told I had breast cancer it was a real shock, I was only 26, however I just thought right, I need to beat this
Since a dress made from loom bands reached bids of £170,000 on eBay it seems like everyone's trying to make a quick buck
If Aladdin has taught us anything, it's that wishes come with a price. But what if you were wishing for something small and
With so much doom and gloom dominating the headlines of national papers, it's sometimes easy forget that nice things do still
I am not a trained dog coach. I approach dogs from a soul-searching and creative angle. In overcoming my dog phobia by painting their portraits, I came to realize how sensitive they were. Having lived with several dogs and taken care of them at the Friends of Animals rescue center in Athens, I've learned how to live in the present.