My earliest memory is at eight years old, sitting on a train with my younger brother. Our uncle had alighted a few stops earlier, and there we were – two young lads, me with a bar of Bournville chocolate, my brother with a bar of Dairy Milk. As the train pulled into its terminus, we sat, watching everyone get off. The guard came and asked us what we were doing and, once our faces indicated we had no idea, the police then came for us.
The next thing I remember is sitting at King’s Cross Police Station, with everyone asking if we were ok. I still had one piece of chocolate left, and I noticed it was getting dark outside. Eventually, we were bundled into a car and driven out to the countryside to a short-stay children’s home in Enfield, where we’d be just until the authorities located our correct whereabouts.
That was in 1966. Little did I know I wouldn’t leave until I joined the army in 1975.
Is it just me, or is the treatment of Prime Minister May extending from cringe-worthy into outright bullying?
Perhaps I'm getting old, but in my view, such open abuse and hectoring of an employee in the workplace is completely out of order. I thought the same when the leader of the opposition, Jeremy Corbyn, experienced similar public personal attacks during his first year in office.
My question: is this really acceptable in 21st-century Britain?
Kriss was interviewed by The Sports People Think Tank on athletes about making the transition from the world of sport onto new ventures. Amid the tough task that athletes face when they approach age of retirement, Kriss highlights the importance for athletes to let go of their past and focus readily on their future, using their drive and determination as a transferable skill.
Kriss has teamed up with The National Youth Advocacy Service (NYAS) and Everton in the Community (EITC), Edge Hill University to showcase the incredible things young people from the care system can achieve.
As you know by now, I spend a lot of time thinking about the purpose of our lives, and what it really means to be.
But recently, three things happened to me that really brought something home. Regardless of how much we think about our lives, our purpose and our being, the context for that being is set by parameters beyond our control. And our identity – something we believe to be so personal to us and so within our control – is determined by rules and frameworks which dictate to us who we are, how to act, and how to be.
Kriss joins Ebony Rainford-Brent, World Cup Winning Cricketer & Broadcaster, on her podcast, The Art of Success. Hit "read more" to check out this absolutely incredible interview - it truly is inspiring!
Last night, Kriss was on the panel on ITV2's hilarious hit show Celebrity Juice. Kriss joined a whole host of celebs, including Holly Willoughby, Paddy McGuinness, Jimmy Carr, Gino D'Acamp, Bradley and Connor of The Vamps, and fellow ITV Bigheads' co-presenter Jenny Powell. Hosted by Keith Lemon and Fearne Cotton, it was nothing but laughs from start to finish!