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100 Photographs that Changed the World. The Sudan 1993.

Continuing this blogs theme of showing images that changed the world, the first time I saw this photograph taken by Kevin Carter (1960-1994) it deeply affected me. The accounts of the story behind the photograph also make disturbing reading. Photo courtesy

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Going to the Match (1953). L.S. Lowrey Painting.

L.S. Lowry (1887-1976) gained wide public recognition for his paintings of everyday life in the industrial districts around Salford in Manchester. Working full-time as a rent collector, his day job allowed him to witness the ‘everyday’ lives of people living in

My car was built by Robots or Roberts.

Just some pure T.V. nostalgia from the late 1970’s & early 1980’s. The first media clip was produced by Fiat when launching the brand new Strada car, depicting the model being built using its state of the art robots to

5 steps to improve our Mental Wellbeing.

Every once in a while a presentation by a colleague at work makes me sit up & take notice. Focusing in on protecting ‘our own’ mental health, this presentation prompted me to go online & read a little more on

5 easy ways I save money during my daily commute.

Invitation to the City has been running for a couple of years now & I now feel the time has come for my blog to reflect more on the personal, ‘felt intensities’ I experience as I negotiate the many busy

A real hero: Bill Speakman, VC. (1927 – 2018)

Probably unnoticed by many, including myself until I was sent his obituary by post, a real hero passed away in June this year. On reading Bill Speakman’s obituary today , I’m in total awe of his bravery in facing a

CPR rarely works – why do people have so much faith in it?

Two thought provoking articles in the Guardian newspaper about CPR. The first titled: ‘CPR rarely works – why do people have so much faith in it?’, & the second: ‘This is not Casualty – in real life CPR is brutal

The true cost of forgetting to take prescription medications.

Working in the Social Care profession, I have more than a passing interest in health care provision in England. One area of personal interest is ‘Emergency Readmissions’ to hospital, which as ‘The Health Foundation’ reported in 2018: ‘There has been

When to stop recording on a Smartphone …

Catching up on the daily news online, I came across an article where a former Chief of Defence Staff fell from his horse during the Trooping the Colour ceremony. A couple of things troubled me when reading this article, including,