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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: family
That ‘never again’ moment has occurred. Again. Yesterday we bought a new puppy. Doing so was a touch-and-go affair. I didn’t go into writing to get rich, I went into writing because it was something I’ve had an urge to … Continue reading
If someone was to ask me to prove that I love my family, I would reply that such proof lies in the fact that I have not stepped onto a plane and set off for Bangladesh, never to return. It … Continue reading
Recently quite a few of my friends from Bangladesh – specifically at LAMB – have been posting pictures on Facebook. On those pictures you can see recognisable parts of the NGO – the pukur, training centre, living apartments, inside the … Continue reading
Today I spoke to someone who gave me bad news and yet raised my spirits. I can’t say, at this stage, who she is or why I was calling her; but she isn’t a friend and she wasn’t trying to … Continue reading