Happy New Year 2017!

I am glad to see the BBC have got our back! Fireworks without flashes might just be a very sad way to start 2017?



Another year older… And a bit wiser?

Another year older… And a bit wiser?

What does your birthday mean to you?

I had a wonderful day today, reconnecting with people I haven’t been in touch with for a while. Quadrant II recreation and reconnection…

Thank you everyone.


Thought leadership comes of age

Are you a thought leader? I struggle to work out if I am. I guess I am in certain areas. Like piloting Righteous cases through Yad Vashem and the British government. An interesting “soft skill” for sure.

What area might you be a thought leader in?

Do you think that thought leadership is a misnomer, as some do? Just another buzzword?


It’s been a while…

13 October 2015? Last blog post? No, I haven’t left you for someone else. Watch this space…


Get well soon, Sir Max

Great to see and hear Sir Max Hastings speak about his new book THE SECRET WAR: Spies, Codes and Guerrillas 1939–1945 at the Wimbledon Bookfest on Sunday.

I hope your voice returns!

Sir Max talked about the big picture stuff as well as the single agent or courier toiling away in a corner of Nazi German occupied Europe.  My thoughts turned to Maria Kotarba, running her errands between the different Polish partisan groups, until she was betrayed…

Max Hastings Event


Congratulations Fay!

Wonderful to see Fay Maxted OBE last Tuesday after her Investiture.  The Survivors Trust goes from strength to strength under her leadership.  And great to see somebody honoured from the Survivors movement for a change…