Location: London, England.  January 2014. Travelling in Venice in October last year, I set a challenge of telling the story of my holiday through reflections.  Having a narrative focus pushed me to think laterally, creatively, about what I was seeing – and other ways I might see it.  Venice is the ideal place to play […]

Location: Lisdoonvarna, Ireland.  December 2007. Mum and I took ourselves an amazing tour around Ireland in December 2007.  Starting from Dublin, we (well, Mum) drove us clockwise around that wonderful, magical country.  Every now and then we would turn off the main road, walk into a fairy ring in a farmer’s field, visit a beehive […]

Location: Varanasi, India.  November 2012. The Ganga Aarti ceremony in Varanasi is held every evening at sun down.  Hundreds of people – devotees from all over India and curious tourists from around the world – crowd the steps down to the River Ganges to experience the river worship rituals. Creating a very welcoming atmosphere, students […]

Location: Udaipur, India.  October 2012.   On a rooftop, with an amazing view, or without.  With a smuggled G&T, with Masala chips, or without.  With happiness, with heartbreak.  With a camera to record it or a Facebook post to gloat about it or just with a reminiscence, “Remember when …”   But not without you. […]

    Location: Rome, Italy.  May 2013.   I was lucky enough to experience the wonderful city of Rome for the first time with two fabulous friends.  Before they arrived, I had a day tootling around the Eternal City on my own. Or almost on my own. I had my camera, and so I never […]

      Location: London, England.  2013.   I saw this discarded flower on a footpath somewhere last year. I had a lot of time to think then, and to walk. It caused a little pin-prick in my heart. A red bloom, an offering of love, trampled and forgotten, alone. It made me think of […]

Location: London, England.  January 2014. Killing time at the Tube station on my way home from seeing Tom Hiddleston in ‘Coriolanus’ at the Donmar Warehouse.  I’m immersed in my thoughts: a busy week at work, plans for holidays, emails I haven’t returned.  I look up and I’m yanked out of my London life.  There were […]