Why I don’t cheat.

A tale of 2 exam papers Twenty seven years ago, in a small but important town in southern Nigeria,  two teenage boys – bored with revising for their GCSEs – succumbed to the temptation of ‘guaranteeing the outcome’ of their Chemistry exam.

Day 1: I am Rohingya #51Days

Today as part of my #51days act of solidarity, I shall change my twitter profile to ‘I am Rohingya” The Rohingya are an ethnic group that live in Myanmar – formerly Burma – they are mostly Muslims in a country that is predominantly Buddhist.

51 days of solidarity and advocacy.

There are 51 days until Christmas 2016.

My Camino is over for now. I walked 255 km for ME/CFS

In January 2016, I committed to take my dog – Maya – on a really long walk and I committed to use the walk to raise money and awareness for more investment into the medical conditions: Myalgic Encephalitis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and FibroMyalgia.

#MikesLongWalk: Join My Walk From Home

This Saturday – May 7th, my Long Walk on the Camino de Santiago will begin.

A week of amazing things.

3 amazing things happened this week First – the fundraising target for my Long Walk on Camino de Norte was reached in less than 24 hours.

I’m going for a walk

The Short and Sweet Between May 8th and the 20th , I’ll be walking 214km 240km of the 815km long of the Camino del Norte – the northern route of the Camino de Santiago de Compostela.

Love with Dead Things

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Our walnut tree gives us lovely walnuts and dead leaves. Both are lovely in different ways.

I actually love sweeping up the leaves, hearing them crunch underfoot and , occasionally, making art with them before they go on to the fire heap to get turned into another form of energy.

Take Back Sharing: Why #Uber , #Lyft and #AirBnB are not part of the sharing economy

Sharing is… a babysitting circle When my wife was growing up, her parents  – like many young parents of the day – needed to organize childcare.

My Offer Of Being Helpful A Little Everyday (almost)

What makes the world go around?

Re-Imagine and Reuse.

My bro sent me these images showing new and imaginative ways old products are reused. I feel very inspired – if a little inadequate a designer!

What interesting ways are you reusing old materials?

ps: I don’t know what the copyright status of any of these images are. If you believe any of them are not to be freely published under some sort of creative commons license, please let me know and I shall take them down.

Wickedly witty caption seeks hilarious illustration for fun times.

I recently saw ‘Tangled’ – an animated movie of the Rapunzel story.

What you get when you make smart people do stupid things

This post is a little overdue.

An Experiment for Good.

  This weekend I’m taking a break from ServiceChat.

A Nugget of Delight and Hope for the UK

There is plenty to be cynical in the UK about these days, but during a recent trip (and farewell tour through my old neighbourhood) I found an unexpected nugget of delight that fills me with hope for the future of government engagement in the UK.