Author Archives: jopratt

About jopratt

I’m a communications consultant specialising in non-profits. You can follow me on Twitter @jo108.

Labour needs Corbyn – we all do

Something interesting is happening in UK politics and the media and Westminster are so out of touch they’re failing to notice. There is a widespread assumption made by many journalists, the Tories, most Labour MPs and Tony Blair that if … Continue reading

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Sunday morning haiku

Six thirty a.m., Chair is moved to reach high shelves. Whose turn? Quick, feign sleep!

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Jess & Billy

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Overheard at the crafts table…

My girls were up at 6am this morning as usual (because New Years Day lie-ins are for wimps) and by 8am they were busy gluing googly eyes onto feathers and cardboard crowns. Here’s a snippet of their conversation which amused … Continue reading

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My two girls

This picture has taken a looooong time – it was supposed to be a birthday present for my mum last September but I only just finished it today. I get so little time for this kind of thing at the … Continue reading

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What I think about Pope Francis (in case you were planning to ask me)

Pope Francis’ cover story in Rolling Stone magazine and the reaction to it on my Facebook timeline, has prompted me to put down in writing what I feel about him. Essentially, it’s the same as Cornel West, who is quoted … Continue reading

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Jo’s tasty pasta salad

I’ve invented a recipe and it’s good! You will need some chunks of baked butternut squash, some chunks of feta cheese, some pasta spirals (cooked obviously!), some finely chopped spring onions, some pieces of crispy lettuce and some shredded fresh … Continue reading

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