Evan Davis: Fake news and b*llshit

"I work in the bullshit industry," Evan Davis begins telling a room full of budding journalists. "We're going to encounter a lot of bullshit." On Tuesday, I found myself sitting in a lecture from Davis. While he used the word 'bullshit' 124 times in the space of 85 minutes, the presenter of Newsnight and Dragon's [...]

Suzuka and what it means now

The Japanese GP at Suzuka is known for so many things. It is the favourite track of multiple world champions, it has decided multiple titles, it has some of the most creative and entertaining fans...but it is also where we most recently lost a driver. The GP will always be a real racer's paradise, but [...]

My motorsport bucket list

As some of you may have guessed, motorsport is a HUGE part of my life. Note the capitals. I am always being asked what my motorsport dreams and aspirations are, so I thought I would take a bit of time to write a post. Number 1: To have work published This is a really big [...]

Living with anxiety and depression

Living with a mental illness is extremely tough. It is horrible, it is painful and, most of all, it is terribly confusing. The thing is, living with a mental illness is like riding one continuous roller coaster. One minute you're fine and the next you're in floods of tears, unable to leave the house for [...]

My first holiday with friends

Sun, sea, sand, and plenty of cheap alcohol. Sounds like a pretty perfect combination, right? Well, my first 'proper' holiday with friends was huge amounts of fun, even if now I am currently nursing a bad throat infection (I had to Google what strep throat was once my doctor had told me). Yay. Anyhow, I [...]

5 books you HAVE to read this summer

I have no shame in admitting that reading is a big hobby of mine. So, as holiday season looms, I thought I would pick five of my favourite reads to share with you. Enjoy! Driven, Toby Vintcent This book is a pool-side must. It is a thriller, a page-turner, an absolute gem of a book. Toby [...]

Formula 1 and abject poverty: The truth about Baku

Just a stone’s throw away from where the Formula 1 circus has rolled into town, thousands of people are dwelling in abject poverty. Baku has an atrocious human rights record, but that isn’t all the capital of Azerbaijan is dealing with. A significant number of people living in the capital city are surviving on less [...]

One brave battle

To be told you have cancer is devastating, especially when you have been diagnosed for the 4th time and you’re 18. But this time, there is no sugar-coating it; the cancer has spread to different places. You have secondary tumours, also known as metastatic cancer. I wanted to tell you Esther Greene’s story. She is [...]