James Bond and Grace

I attended the Annual Autumn Ball of the Windsor Conservative Association on Saturday 17th November. It is one of the highlights for the local association and is attended by the MP for Windsor, Adam Afriyie and his wife. Also present was the Mayor of the Royal Borough and local councillors. Inspired by the James Bond […]

Great Teams

The XXX Olympiad in London has been uplifting, inspiring and a huge success for Team GB. It has been Great Britain’s most successful Olympic Games. Finishing third in the medals table, behind the USA and China, Team GB took home 29 Gold, 17 Silver and 19 Bronze medals – more golds than in 1972, 1976, […]

Focus on the Prize

More nations than at the United Nations, 205 countries, have sent 10,500 athletes to compete in 300 events at the London 2012 Olympics Games. Team GB has more than 500 members. The Olympics offer a supreme example of what it means to focus on a prize. It is a four year journey for every athlete to […]

Great Leadership

“If you want to be successful in leadership you must build your life around integrity, humility and generosity,” said Rick Warren, the author of The Purpose Driven Life, the fastest-selling book after the Bible. “Leadership is like fruit. The best fruit grows in the shade – it ripens slowly.” I recently had the opportunity of attending a leadership […]

Pastor-Illusionist Performs in Singapore

Lawrence Khong began performing magic as a young boy and soon discovered that he had a natural talent and passion for creating illusions. From small-scale community performances to large stage productions, Lawrence, 59, has become a world renowned illusionist. Together with his daughter Priscilla, 30, they are Asia’s first Elite Diamond Merlin Award recipients, bestowed […]

Blair memoir fails to ‘do God’

I was looking forward to this book to find out what made Tony Blair ‘tick.’ Maybe I should have known better, some will say, but I did my best to remain open minded. As a barrister, this book represents Blair’s testimony, therefore he can expect to be judged by it – his own words – […]

Writing Lessons

I read an interesting Op-Ed in the NYT today by John Grisham about how he became a writer – Boxers, Briefs and Books. He gave me, an aspiring writer, some comfort. It is hard work. I was glad to read this and that he still finds it difficult. For some reason, it is always tempting […]

Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy

Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy by Eric Metaxas is a great read and hard to put down. I love biographies about great people. Bonhoeffer is a hero of mine and was someone who truely saw the value of the church, as it should be. The book begins with an interesting story about a memorial service […]

New Hillsong church underway in New York City

I was very exicted to read a Tweet yesterday about Hillsong starting up in The Big Apple. I love New York – it is a great city. I love Hillsong – they are a great church. It should be a great combination of two iconic ‘brands’ for the Kingdom of God. For some reason, a […]

An Impressive Summer

I have been visiting Rouen all my life. It was therefore great to be in the city to celebrates its influence on the Impressionist movement as part of Impressionist Normandy, a festival of over 300 events to celebrtae the great masters, from June until September. 11 of the 30 paintings comprising Monet’s Rouen Cathedral series […]