Investigating the Quirky Mysteries of Sir John Soane’s House

The house that once belonged to Sir John Soane sits in the middle of a pleasant Georgian terrace overlooking Lincoln’s Inn Fields in Holborn. From the outside it appears incredibly narrow and leaves… Continue reading

Thinking about where the journeys of fellow travellers are taking them

Millions of us travel each day, some on a long journey and others on a shorter one. The game of pondering about where each person we share a journey with is going that day is one that never fails to make me smile.

Fun In The Sun Part Two

Part two of my outdoor summer culture posts. A review of Paloma Faith’s performance at Westonbirt Arboretum, as part of her Forest Live tour.

Fun In The Sun Part One

British Summertime hails the arrival of a number of outdoor performances, from theatre to music. The early summer saw Regent’s Park Theatre put on a spellbinding production of J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan

Creative Recycling

A visit to Beech Road in Chorlton, particularly the gallery shop at number 30, showed some of the wonderful things that can be achieved by looking at the old through slightly different eyes. Creative Recycling exhibited a variety ingenious works of repurposing and upcycling; really fuelling my desire to pursue more ambitious design projects.

How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful

This week saw the release of Florence and The Machine’s latest album, so I thought I’d use it as a chance to return to the world of music journalism. This was something I enjoyed immensely while studying in Birmingham’ where I got involved in student radio and got the chance to interview bands, review gigs and write about new album releases.

Miniature Notebooks – Snapshot Writing

I adore photography and the art of taking a great picture. From capturing a scene lit by the sun while it is low in the sky, to using macro focus to really capture… Continue reading

I Get By With A Little Help From My Friends

The end of university, for me, was reminiscent of the closing scenes of the final Lord Of The Rings film. After going through several years of exciting events and experiencing the highs and… Continue reading


Over the past few years I have had the pleasure of living in some truly great places; making memories to last a lifetime and friends whom I will forever cherish. After spending four years… Continue reading

What’s So Funny?

A note on laughing to yourself in public. Sometimes we find ourselves getting wound up in a funny memory; either bemusing or entertaining those around us.