“White saviour”, “poverty porn”, “reinforcing negative stereotypes” have been some of the phrases thrown at Ed Sheeran in recent weeks after he ‘won’ the 2017 Rusty Radiator award handed out by Radi-Aid. This annual award, along with the Golden Radiator, highlights the very worst and best fundraising videos in international development. The judges criticise videos […]Read More The two sides of Ed Sheeran’s development work
24 photos to show why you should never, ever, visit Cornwall. 1. Awful beaches 2. Ugly islands 3. Boring theatres 4. Terrible ice cream 5. Unattractive fishing villages 6. Mundane stories 7. No water sports 8. Boring walks 9. Dirty seas 10. Little history 11. Disappointing views 12. Hideous harbours 13. Plain gardens 14. Uninspiring transport […]Read More 24 photos to show why you should never visit Cornwall
23 photos to show why you should never, ever, visit Ghana. 1. The sunsets aren’t worth watching 2. The beaches are awful 3. The tourist attractions will make you yawn 4. The wildlife is the same as everywhere else 5. Live sport isn’t entertaining at all 6. The waterfalls are tiny 7. Everyone is always […]Read More 23 photos to show why you should never visit Ghana
On Saturday I was invited back to Walk the Walk to capture The Tootsie Rollers performing their charity single and then starting the half marathon through the night all to raise funds to end breast cancer. As when I attended in 2014 the atmosphere was incredible with 15,000 people in the tent being treated to […]Read More Walk the Walk 2016 with The Tootsie Rollers
As fun as the crocodile and monkey viewings had been it didn’t really feel like we had seen the best of the wildlife that West Africa can offer. After some online research and a few emails we booked a safari in Senegal at the Fathala Reserve with Black and White Tours. £80 would get us a […]Read More Safari in Senegal
A recent piece of research claimed that Tooting is the unhappiest place in London, something that all Tooting residents knew to be false. I don’t know whether the excellent Tooting Daily PRSS organised #24HrsToots to counter this reputation or not, but it was a fantastic idea. The concept was for as many people as possible […]Read More #24HrsToots
I knew six wouldn’t be enough when I wrote a blog about the must see sights in Ghana a couple of years ago. So here are six more ‘must see’ sights for when you visit Ghana, they range from beaches and forts, to mountains and monkeys. The six can be seen on the map below and […]Read More Six more must see sights in Ghana
When Hugo, Matt and I sat down to plan this trip we pretty much prioritised the three items in the title of this blog entry (we also decided we wouldn’t be adverse to a cheeky beer or two). We got our fill of all of these along with drinking moonshine, visiting the home of blues […]Read More Southern sun, BBQ and country music – A tour of the deep south – Atlanta.