Sarah Burnett-Moore

Walk like an Egyptian to tackle obesity

I have just come back from Egypt, and even a brief foray off our luxury cruise ship was enough to see that many Egyptians are living in abject poverty. In ...

Why should we pay to remove your maracas?

Those of you who known me for a long time will be aware that in November 2005 I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I had a mastectomy and immediate latissim...

Christmas is finally thrown into sharp relief

Do you remember those ads that said "Give the gift of sight this Christmas"? Some may have viewed that as the beginning of the slippery slope of the ghast...

Not just tabloid hacks that invade patient privacy

Sorry it's been a while since my last blog. I've been, er, busy. I can't say what I've been busy doing in case my phone has been hacked by…(insert hated ...

‘The disappointed mother’ – a B-movie about exams

Today I am deeply disappointed. It’s the first of those seminal parental days, when the exam results that start to count come in. We are in Crete so P...

Robert Ettinger is dead…but only temporarily

It is with regret that I have to announce the death of Robert Ettinger. “Who?” I hear you cry. The man who invented cryonics. As a child I was obse...

Typhoid, malaria, rabies? No just a kids’ rash…

As you know we're back from Namibia - after renovating a school and building a football pitch - and on the advice of an eminent travel doctor, the only pro...

Poverty? We don’t know the meaning of the word

I've just got back from ten days in the Namibian desert. There were things I thought that would bother me that, in fact, didn't. There were no showers, so ...

Operating on a bank holiday – the way to go

Maybe you were like me last Friday, glued to the 40 inch plasma screen, waving my bunting and working my way through the Kleenex mansize. Or perhaps you a...

Why ruin a perfectly decent ski holiday by skiing

It’s late in the year for an Alpine blog. So late, in fact, that I arrived at Les Arcs 2000 in flip flops, and although there is a smattering of snow cur...

Being kitchenless has left me opinionless

I haven’t had a kitchen since the 16 January. You may notice that this is also around the time I last blogged. There is clearly a symbiotic relationship ...