It’s been a while…

There are a few reasons for that I guess, the main one being that the last couple of weeks in the army have been pretty crazy. When I got back from my weekend off a couple of weeks ago at about 11pm I immediately had to pack pretty much everything from my locker into my […]


There and Back Again

I’m sure the question I will get asked all the time when I get home will be “How has the army changed you?” and to be honest I don’t know if it really has changed me all that much yet. Yes, obviously my hair is much shorter and I have put on a bit of […]


Well, here I go writing this post for the second time. I had it all typed out yesterday but I forgot to save it before closing my laptop and I guess Word didn’t feel like autosaving last night. So I realised yesterday when checking my blog that I have not actually written about any army […]

Let’s talk about exams

I guess I should talk about results day. To be honest, it’s one of my least favourite points of conversation because it is such a minefield to navigate and yet it dominates most conversations every August. On the one hand, if you do very well it is virtually impossible to talk about your results without […]

Delaying the Inevitable

Well I have spent the whole of this weekend trying to figure out how to write this next blog post but for some strange reason the beam of linguistic enlightenment has decided to give me a miss. So now it is Monday evening and I have about 40 minutes before I need to get ready […]


I still remember the sandpit we had in our garden when I was a little kid, mum and dad still get it out occasionally when we are looking after young kids. I spent countless sunny afternoons sat there in the small yellow tub playing with plastic spades and trying to build sandcastles even though the […]

Treading Water

I should probably begin this post with saying that most of the things that I will be posting on this blog in relation to my military service are going to be incredibly vague for two reasons. Firstly, it’s the army. They have this weird fixation with national security and keeping things secret. Secondly, having now […]

First Impressions

A few months ago, I heard a fact that there are more trees on Earth than there are stars in the Milky Way. At the time this fact blew me away; the idea that our tiny planet could have so much life on it. Having spent a weekend in Finland I am now convinced that […]

This is it.

I don’t really know how to start off this post other than to say this is probably the craziest decisions I have ever made in my life. Tomorrow morning I have a flight booked at 11:25 which will take me from London, the city where I have lived all my life, to Finland, a country […]