When childbirth isn't that joyous occasion we all hope it will be.
One of our lovely members, Rym, tells us her traumatic and personal story about the birth of her children - this moment should be full of joy and wonder not fear and anxiety, or worse still, mourning.
Interview with Colonel Blashford-Snell CBE
Colonel John Blashford-Snell is a legendary explorer, inventor of White water rafting and founder of Operation Raleigh. He talks to us about some of his experiences, having lead over 100 exhibitions all over the world including exploring and making the first descent of the infamous Blue Nile.
An interview with Rebecca Stephens, the first British woman to climb Everest and the Seven Summits
Rebecca tells us about some of the challenges she faced in her quest to be the first British woman to scale Mount Everest and the Seven Summits, the seven highest mountains on each of the seven continents. Rebecca also explains how the joy of the mountains strips away any superficialities in a person, revealing what really matters in life, head, heart and values.
Read about Leapfrog IMMUNE, the new wonder supplement we should all be taking this winter
Learn a bit about Leapfrog IMMUNE from the founder Stephanie Drax. She answers some questions we might all be asking and tells us why it's a supplement we should all take before colds takes hold of us!
An interview with Oliver Preston about him and his legendary cartoons!
I recently interviewed fellow Grapevine member Oliver Preston. He tells us how he swapped working in the city with creating wonderful cartoons we all enjoy in our downstairs loos! He also tells us a bit about the Cartoon Museum in London, where he is chairman and were we also all need to visit!
Interview with Headmaster of Ludgrove, Simon Barber
I interviewed headmaster of Ludgrove, Simon Barber, last week. He has been at the helm of this boys prep school in Berkshire, for the last 7 years. Simon tells us how they adapted during the Covid summer term and why he thinks there is more pressure on children from a younger age these days.
Headmaster of The Elms talks to us about why it's so important to value the unique identity of every child in his school
Chris Hattam is headmaster of The Elms prep school on the Worcs/Herefordshire border, he talks to me about this lovely school that's part of a full working farm and how they have a lesson in rural studies each week as part of their curriculum.
'I was able to get the arch criminal of the Japanese... a bestial swine by the name of Minami' - An officer's letters to his new wife gave their son a glimpse of life in the Far East after Japan's surrender ended the Second World War
Interview with Jeremy Clarkson
Watch this interesting and amusing video interview for The Grapevine Works with Jeremy Clarkson, a couple of weeks ago. Hear about his farming, his successes and disasters on his farm to date and a bit about ‘The Grand Tour’ and hosting ‘Who wants to be a millionaire?’