Paul Renwick

Paul Renwick has written 17 posts for The Man in the Mirror

A Day of Radical New Ideas for Scotland

I have a confession to make. Until recently, I had found myself in conflict regarding my feelings on the prospect of an independent Scotland. On the one hand, I strongly believe in the power of the individual to make decisions about their own lives with a socially democratic government there to lend support in times … Continue reading

Return to Blogging

Well, after nearly 18 months, I have finally decided to make my triumphant return to the world of blogging. Many friends have questioned me over the last few months as to why I had not posted a blog in such a long time, and to be honest I didn’t have an answer for them. I suppose as … Continue reading

My Celebrity Dinner Party

Last night, I had the chance to catch up with some old friends for dinner. As the conversation and wine flowed, we began to discuss which celebrities and important figures we would want to invite to a dinner party. It would be fair to say that there were some very interesting choices for potential dinner … Continue reading

Darts proves to be a great Christmas present for viewers

Happy New Year. I hope you all had an enjoyable festive season. I must apologise that I have been unable to blog in recent weeks. As everyone knows the festive season is always manic and this year was no exception with numerous visits from friends and family making the month of December especially bus I … Continue reading

My Top 10 Favourite Christmas Songs – Part Two

Following on from my previous blog post, I am continuing the countdown of my top 10 favourite Christmas songs. In the first part, I counted down the songs that made up positions 10 to 6. In this final part, I count down my top 5 and reveal what my favourite Christmas song is. 5) Chris Rea … Continue reading

My Top 10 Favourite Christmas Songs – Part One

Now that December has arrived the radio airwaves are filled with Christmas tunes. This has led to a very heated debate amongst people in my office as to what they believe is the best festive song. So, in the spirit of a festive Top of the Pops, I have decided to give you a countdown … Continue reading

End Global Hunger by adding your voice to Concern’s Unheard Voices Campaign

Due to having a very busy few weeks at work this has been my first opportunity to write about my frustration at the lack of progress made by world leaders to tackle the problem of world hunger at the recent G20 summit in Cannes. This year has illustrated more than ever why we need urgent action from our governments on … Continue reading

Documentary asks whether our mobile phones are contributing to war in Africa

Every day we all pick up our mobile phones to make calls, send text messages or to access the internet. However, have you ever thought about how our mobile phones are produced and where the components that make them up come from? This weekend I had the opportunity to explore this subject in more detail … Continue reading

My love of the Ghostbusters

A welcome addition to cinemas recently has been the number of classic films that have been re-mastered and re-released on the big screen for a new generation of film fans to enjoy. In recent weeks, I have had the opportunity to see memorable films from my childhood such as Jurassic Park and the Lion King … Continue reading

Oxfam are making a real difference in Malawi

The issue of international development is a subject close to my heart. So, it was a great pleasure to have the opportunity to speak to Oxfam Programme Officer, Naile Salima about the fantastic work that the charity is doing in Malawi.   Malawi is a country facing many challenges. Based in the South Eastern region … Continue reading