My part in the BP oil disaster

September 9, 2018 Comments Off on My part in the BP oil disaster

It was a bright morning on 6 June 2010 when I pulled into a petrol station in the UK driving my red Ford Fiesta. It could have been any petrol station for all I cared. I just needed petrol. But it turned out to be a BP station. This made me stop and think. Bad […]

Report on support for traumatised children

June 11, 2018 Comments Off on Report on support for traumatised children

Save the Children in Sweden publishes an annual report on Transforming Care. In May, I translated the Swedish original into English for the second year in a row. This report covers their nationwide efforts to help adults deal with children who have suffered from trauma.   Reading between the lines of the 2016 and 2017 […]

The disappointed hero

May 26, 2018 Comments Off on The disappointed hero

After seeing the Champions League final, I wonder if we are all doomed never to be satisfied. This article is not just about football but about expectations, the ego and old-fashioned values. The score is 1:1 between Liverpool and Real Madrid and the sides are pretty even when Gareth Bale is put on as a […]

Art-lovers go East every Easter

March 26, 2018 Comments Off on Art-lovers go East every Easter

Easter has become the time for a large influx of visitors to Österlen in southeast Sweden. Many are day-trippers from nearby in Sweden but some come to stay for the Easter period and some tourists come from abroad. Sleepy towns and villages in Österlen wake up from their winter hibernation with local cafés, restaurants and […]

Above, below and beyond the line

November 17, 2017 Comments Off on Above, below and beyond the line

This November, I went back to where I started: Ogilvy & Mather in London. I went to have lunch with an old copywriter friend who is working there. We sat overlooking the Thames in the new Sea Containers building that houses about 1,200 people working in the Ogilvy Group. This group is one of the […]