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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: poverty
A few days ago I read in the Daily Star that Bangladesh is set to be recognised by the UN for achieving “the most fundamental millennium goal (MDG) — halving the incidence of hunger — well ahead of the target year 2015.” … Continue reading
“If you’ve seen the movie Gandhi and remember the scene where his English friend clambers on to the roof of a train, I can tell you that nothing much has changed” Recently, my family visited Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, as a … Continue reading
Do me favour today will you? Read this article before you go any further – it won’t take too long and it is easy to read and fascinating – then come back to me. The page will open in a … Continue reading
Today is my son’s tenth birthday. Today, ten years ago, Thing II came into the world and (as wifey loves to remind me publicly) it was the only time nurses ever persuaded me to take my top off and reveal … Continue reading
I came across a report yesterday about Hattie Garlick – a woman with a two-year-old son who has decided to try and spend no money on him during this next year. This might sound like cruelty but I find it … Continue reading