• Chinotto

    Explore the menu I like trying new things and especially new tastes, be it food or drink.  Some time ago I had the pleasure of trying something different from an authentic Italian restaurant in Manchester, and it left a lasting impression on me.  I present to you: Chinotto, made from the juice of the fruit of […]

  • Freestyle

    Around a year and a half ago I picked up swimming again. Hands-down it’s been the best thing I’ve done for my physical health and mental wellbeing. It’s tough, but I have an absolute blast each time I go for a swim. I’m now part of a community of swimmers that meet regularly and get […]

  • To infinity, and beyond!

    That’s what cinema is to me; escapism, the firing of the imagination. A place of wonder and delight! And that’s why ‘movie night’ is special for me. Whether it’s curled up on the sofa watching a thriller in the midst of a storm (making sure the doors are locked!) or going out with friends on […]

  • Tea

    It’s sublime, what more is there to say? During a busy working day I like the peace and serenity that a cup of tea can provide. I find it quietens the mind, and lifts the soul.

  • Perfect clarity

    I like to be able to see what I’m doing.  Whether I’m watching a film, exploring a new city, or simply taking in the view from the top of a mountain. But I’ve always done these activities wearing glasses… for about the past 10 years in fact.  Well, not anymore!  Thanks to laser eye surgery […]

  • Lens culture

    Unsurprisingly, photography is one of my passion projects. I’ll be the first to admit I screw things up more than I get them right when it comes to taking great photos, but it never puts me off, nor dampens my spirit. I’m here to learn! For e.g. during the prep for this latest shot I’ve […]

  • Walking is a big part of my life. Most weekends you’ll find me up a mountain of some sort, and these boots get me there. I’m enjoying the reflective nature of this photography project and my subject(s) are a worthy inclusion in the ‘Seven Days of Self’ series as my second shot.

  • I love to travel and for my first shot in the ‘Seven Days of Self’ series I wanted something to represent this aspect of my life along with the amazing and often surreal experiences that travel provides.

  • Who I Am

    For the relaunch of my blog, I thought I’d start by introducing myself. I’m an analyst, humanitarian, active citizen. That’s me! I listen to people’s stories; their hopes and dreams, their fears. I’ve realised that the more I hear, the less I truly know about the world. My hunger for knowledge and truth is stronger […]