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Lessons from Georges Szirtes, poet and translator…

Falmouth University was lucky enough to have a visit from Georges Szirtes, renowned poet and translator… and I was fortunate enough to take part in a workshop that he ran.  Here are the things that struck me, learning from this… Continue reading →

A Greek odyssey on a boat called Rampage…

One of the best things about gig rowing is that I’ve made a whole new set of friends since moving to Cornwall. Earlier in the year, the gig club held an auction of promises in aid of club coffers. My… Continue reading →

Book Review: The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, by Jean-Dominique Bauby

In 1995, Jean-Dominique Bauby was the editor-in-chief of French Elle, the father of two young childen, a 44-year-old man known and loved for his wit, his style, and his impassioned approach to life. By the end of the year he… Continue reading →

Buckle up: the MA has begun!

In most major undertakings, I like to sit down with a blank page and mind-map out the expectations and the  things that I want to get out of it. It’s been full of busy recently, so I didn’t manage to… Continue reading →

Book Review: In The Zone: How Champions Think and Win Big, by Clyde Brolin

I came across this book when I heard Clyde Brolin interviewed (on Chris Evans’ Radio 2 show). It was when Vasos Alexander, Evans’ sports reporter, described it as the book he’d wished he’d written that I ordered it. Human psychology… Continue reading →

Book Review: Four Mums in a Boat, by Helen Butters, Niki Doeg, Frances Davies and Janette Benaddi

“Friends who rowed 3,000 miles, broke a world record, and learnt a lot about life along the way” That’s the strap line for Four Mums in a Boat. It is an enticing story, and an inspirational one. Four mums who… Continue reading →

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