Virginia: For lovers and reflection

With the strap line ‘Virginia is for lovers’, this is an American state that sees itself with a laid-back romantic vibe, which runs through everything…

The Granite city: Aberdeen; Caledonian Thistle & Highlands

I’m gazing at a glorious view of hills and mountains and taking in a lungful of clear countryside air. An hour ago, I was sitting…

Coming of age in in New York, New …

Manhattan skyline taken from the Brooklyn Bridge, October 2014. Pic by @jabberingjourno When walking in New York City, stand up straight, push your shoulders back…

Latvia diaries, part three

Day three: More than 2,500 soldiers from five nations came together on Latvian soil for one of the largest ever peacetime exercises. I travelled to…

Just one of the lads in the army, …

As TV show Our Girl hits our screens, ‘Our Girl’ Private Rebecca Harper is living army life for real. At the tender age of just-turned…

An army life in Latvia, a diary part …

  In October 2014 I travelled to Latvia with the Duke of Lancaster’s Second Regiment as part of the United Nations’ ‘Exercise Silver Arrow’ – a…

Latvia diaries, part one

In 2014 I travelled to Latvia with the Duke of Lancaster’s Second Regiment as part of the United Nations’ ‘Exercise Silver Arrow’ – a massive…