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The joy of acceptance

22nd July I am a serial radio listener and own a portable FM radio which is nearly always in my ear. But a couple of months ago I cut my radio listening down to a minimum. The business commentary and constant negative analysis of everything to do with the economy was...

Pimms, blazers and boats

2-5 July 2009 Every year, people like to have something they can look forward to. For some, it is Christmas. For others it is their well earned summer break. For me, travelling to Henley Royal Regatta has always filled me with excitement. The fascination started when...

Life on the high seas

29th May Galway Volvo Ocean Race The sun was splitting the trees, music was playing and everyone was delighted with the prospect of a four day weekend. The Volvo Ocean Race had come to Galway. I have just started to do a series of radio reports on adventure sports...

It’s Decision Time

The problem is, it’s also indecision time, for a lot of people. Economic uncertainty is clouding our collective judgement, and causing people to freeze in fear. Uncertainty is stopping us from taking necessary decisions to move us through the tough times when nobody...

Finding ‘The Feeling’ In Antarctica

Recently I completed one of the toughest challenges that I have ever faced and I wish I could bottle the feeling. After nearly 1,000 kilometres of man-hauling sledges, surviving at temperatures as low as minus 50 degrees and racing against five other teams I arrived...