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Welcome! I am a British Freelance Writer and Educational consultant who worked in Bangladesh until December 2013. I also have ADHD.
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Tag Archives: Dhaka
Wifey has gone off to teach in Jessore for the week leaving me in my jadu ghor, my little museum apartment, to entertain myself for a few days. I’m well prepared. I still have the books I’d hoped to … Continue reading
We leave the house at 9:20 am with some trepidation it must be said. The two Things cope with the goodbyes stoically. No tears. No tantrums. This is a done deal that their parents are going back to the heartland, back to … Continue reading
This Sunday, Wifey and Thing I are taking part in the Race for Life 5K run in Carlisle. I’m trying to make sure all my writing commitments are sown up for the week so the weekend will be completely free … Continue reading
It’s with great sadness that I have to tell you all that our attempts to help Ria in her quest to help women in Bangladesh has failed. Despite wonderful support from you all last year – raising all the fees … Continue reading
I’ve just reviewed Monica Ali‘s Brick Lane for Paste magazine. Have a look! “Almost 14 months after the collapse of the Rana Plaza building in Dhaka, Bangladesh, the debate surrounding the global garment factory industry shows no sign of abating. The April 24, 2013, collapse killed … Continue reading