What does adventure mean to you?

If you ask a young child what adventure means to them, some would undoubtedly reply it is all about camping out, climbing trees, building dens & making fires. If you ask an adult in their 20’s to 40’s the same question, they may suggest it is about undertaking some adrenalin-fuelled extreme activity like bungee-jumping, paragliding or parachuting, or maybe participating in an endurance event such as circumnavigating the globe or running across the desert. But if you ask someone over 60, or someone who has mobility troubles, what adventure means to them, their answer may be somewhat more demure – … Continue reading What does adventure mean to you?

I didn’t think you were that sort of person…

When I left the British Army in 1995, I really wanted to go. I had had enough of all the bullsh*t, the ball-aches & all the ‘Yes Sir, no Sir’ stuff. I had done my stint & I really wanted to study, so I took the plunge & signed-off. But after a year or so in Civvy Street, I began to struggle. Nothing seemed right & I was feeling like the proverbial square peg in a round hole. In 1996 I decided to seek professional help through my GP & after a couple of sessions with a psychologist, I was … Continue reading I didn’t think you were that sort of person…

Dickism: A modern day affliction

Although I cannot comment on the rest of the world, in the UK we are in the grips of the worst pandemic that has ever swept our shores. But I am not on about the Coronavirus, I am on about Dickism. For those unfamiliar with this affliction, Dickism is a mental illness that usually starts in the teenage years & seems to affect all ages, ethnicities & gender groups equally, with the prevalence in society as much as 1 in 4 people. Aetiology The precise cause of Dickism is largely unknown, although there is a higher incidence in those who … Continue reading Dickism: A modern day affliction