The Forecast From Irish Waters

When we sailed into the North of Ireland, rather than Northern Ireland, and drove across the frictionless Northern Irish border into Derry, the only sense of leaving one country for another was switching from Euros to Sterling. Northern Ireland voted to remain in Europe, in the referendum, by a majority Read more…

Misadventures in Afghanistan

Freedom at 4AM is a true-life tale of cultural clash in Afghanistan: from the political to the personal. Set against a backdrop of history, geopolitics, religion and misadventure this immersive story climaxes with an unlikely call to prayer under life-threatening circumstances…  “A powerful, sharply observed story of Marc Perry’s experience Read more…

The Brits in Kosovo

On Saturday the 12th of June 1999, in a shoe factory on the outskirts of Skopje, General Sir Mike Jackson received a telegram from the Queen; it read: “I have nothing but admiration for the way in which you have carried out your duties over recent weeks during this difficult Read more…

Greek Street Views on #Brexit

Only eight months ago the people of debt-ridden Greece were asked to vote in their own EU referendum. Their issue was whether to accept a bail out deal offered by the so-called Troika. Their question: “Should the draft deal put forward by the EU, ECB & IMF, be accepted?” Was not as straight forward Read more…