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About Me

Hi, I’m Wil (one L - long story) and I live in the UK. I'm married to a lovely British-Canadian and we have two little people in our life.

Why blog? Well, at the age of 35, I was diagnosed with bowel cancer and a rare genetic condition called Serrated Polyposis Syndrome. Life changed and I decided to blog, as a form of therapy, to update friends/family on my progress and as an outlet for thoughts that are otherwise confined to my head.

I have really appreciated the World Wide Web as a place to read the stories of others who have faced similar challenges to my own (and so much worse). So, for what it's worth, I now share my thoughts and experiences and I hope they are of help and hope to someone out there.

What do I do? I've worked in the UK charity sector since 2006, where I've served various causes in various roles, at the bottom and at the top. I've also served as a charity trustee and an elected volunteer town councillor during this time. Today, I run a grant-making charitable trust. Through these roles I've seen the best and the worst of society and, in this blog, I hope to spark discussions and generate ideas about how we might turn more of the bad stuff into good. I'm particularly passionate to see a world where everyone has a place to feel sheltered, safe and secure - i.e. a home. In my opinion, homelessness is at the root of most of the world's problems.

Finally, before entering the 'real world' I spent five years studying music, then theology. Not always the best degrees for getting a job at the end. But, they're important subjects to me. So, for my thoughts on God and life's big questions, read on.

Oh, why 'loft thoughts'? Well, when I was fortunate enough to purchase my first house, I built a little office in the loft. I spent an unhealthy amount of time up there working and thinking. Nothing to do with lofty thoughts I'm afraid.