On Europe, Refugees and the Rise of Inhumanity!

I just read a post in Linked In by Ban Ki Moon – putting the case for a more humane way of viewing the current refugee crisis. It makes sad reading despite its upbeat tone. The only response so far was from some right wing sounding character who only picked up on the supposed increase in sex attacks in Belgium, completely ignoring the Belgian’s own nasty habit of isolating refugee communities within their country. (or is that just my misreading of the muddied reports that come out about refugee life?). It is however depressing to see the countries who most recently joined the EU for their perceived economic benefit are the ones building Trump’s Wall in Europe while our own astonishingly wealthy, but parasitised country virtually washes its hands...

Trig: a Social Marketing Disrupter That’ll Save You Cash!

Trig: a Social Marketing Disrupter That’ll Save You Cash!

“Ray – you’ve got to come down to Wales and see the business we’ve got started in!”   It seems a long way back in time: that trek down to South Wales!  I had eventually agreed to go and see what my sister and brother in law had been on about. A social networking site that doesn’t make you change your habits and pays you back rather than paying Zuckerberg! At first my reaction had been sort of  “… oh no: a social media version of Kleeneze… a Facebook clone!” Frankly I didn’t really listen. After a couple more conversations, and a lot of questions I realised that if this thing could be persuaded to fly, there was a real chance of the people doing the social, actually getting something back for their time: and if...

Happy Camino Birthday in Burgos and a Day Off Walking

Happy Camino Birthday in Burgos and a Day Off Walking

Miles of walking and flying away from family and old friends, Heather celebrated her latest birthday with her new found “family”. Burgos Part 2 and Happy Birthday Time. Hallo,  Tuesday I think, 3rd August. And I am up to date with ALL e-mails.  That´s an achievement, and I owe its accomplishment to the fact that a) other people have siestas and b) I´m just doing short 20km days, so am arriving by afternoons.  Not all refuges have coin-in-the-slot Internet. Well, these 20km days feel like a stroll in the park as I think I´ve already said to someone.  As if I haven´t done anything. Let´s go back to Burgos – my head is full of exciting things to tell and you know how I can get sidetracked!  As you remember I collapsed into Ulrike and Alessandro´s...