As many of you reading this will know, after much deliberation and self-doubt, I decided to travel to the Greek island of Lesvos. As the third biggest Greek island, it lies just off the coast of Turkey and is currently experiencing a humanitarian crisis: there is an overwhelming number of refugees arriving here daily having made the dangerous crossing across the sea from Turkey. Seeing and reading about this every day, I couldn’t bear to stay in Scotland any longer; I felt powerless there and an insuppressible need to be of practical help. The question remains as to whether it is more useful to be here with helping hands and a welcoming smile, or back in Scotland putting pressure on the government and powers that be to do more to accommodate these people who have left literally everything in search of a better place. In search of a safe place to call home. Here’s to this blog contributing in some way to answering the question, how can we help, and to helping you, yes you, who read this to better understand what’s going on here, and in the rest of Europe, and why it is important that you take notice and take action, and what we can do together to in some way alleviate this horrendous situation. Thank you for reading, thank you for sharing, thank you for acting.