Working for a charity means that I used the word ‘legacy’ more often than the average man on the street.  Leaving a share of your estate to charity is usually the most significant donation anyone will ever make, and charity fundraisers promote the idea of legacy giving by emphasising the idea that donors can make a lasting contribution to the long term future of their chosen cause.

Lately, following my previous blog, I’ve been thinking a lot about how much of the person I am is inherited from my parents and grandparents, and what, in turn, I’ve passed on to my own kids.   Continue reading


Family Photos

Over the Christmas holidays we had a get-together with the extended family back in my home town.  It had been quite a while since that many of us were all in the same room at the same time, so it was really lovely to be together.  There are now five younger cousins including my own two girls, ranging in ages from ten to two.  Naturally enough, we lined them all up on the sofa for a group photo. Continue reading