It was the kind of flight home where you spend the whole time debating the merits of moving to the city you've just visited. Thinking up career options, seeing yourself in a new apartment, persuading yourself that the finances could work. I've done it a few times before, but returning from Amsterdam on that blue skied September afternoon, there was a particular urgency and excitement to my thoughts as they considered this notion.Read More
Every now and again, when seeking a hideout from the complexities of our modern world, I'll grab a black coffee from anywhere serving and walk down to the mouth of Portsmouth Harbour.Read More
I braked, hard. The contents of the shopping bag throwing themselves to the floor. Baguettes, cheese, saucissons, and a selection of local vegetables - all now splayed haphazardly at the foot of the passenger seat.
This wasn’t for a red light, though, nor for a slow tractor crawling up a steep incline. It was for a calloused hand outstretched in the universal symbol for ‘stop’! I watched on as the gentleman before me sent out a barrage of whistles, before waving his hands frantically, in the universal gesture for ‘let’s go’!Read More
I recently returned to the racket sport of squash after roughly a year out. There’s a hell of a lot to it, which is it’s main appeal to me; fitness, technique, decision making and the reading of your opponent amongst others. All of these facets, though, take place in a little box of a court and at high speeds, so it can be somewhat challenging and often stressful. After a few games back, I've come to realise that so many of the pointers I take from a squash match can easily be transposed into various arenas of my life and vice versa. Here are a few of the things I took away from a recent game and their importance off the court too:Read More
Through a lens it’s an easy target. Obvious. Anyone could take its picture, right? And they do. Selfies with it, shots from the viewing platform, shots from below looking up to enhance its enormity. The shot where people put their fingers in the frame to make it appear as if they are holding it up. The one where you line up your schooner of pale ale or your Old Fashioned next to it, from a café below.Read More
This time last year I was spending a few days exploring Vancouver, before meeting up with a friend to start our road-trip south on the Pacific Coast Highway headed for Los Angeles. I’ve been thinking about that time a lot recently. I could have started writing something on that trip as soon as the plane touched down on that grey London morning, but a year’s worth of hindsight is a useful thing. I’ve had a year to digest that experience and those memories. A year to think about the lessons I learnt and the ways in which that journey shaped me as only travel and new experiences often can. Here’s what came out of 2000 miles and near on 2000 cups of coffee…Read More
I recently spent a weekend shooting and filming with English songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and artist, Ed Patrick. Ed's got a golden voice and a bunch of awe-inspiring beautiful songs you'll want to leave on repeat whilst sipping on coffee from sunrise to sundown. The photos here are just a little sneak peek of what we got up to, with further images and videos to be released soon via Ed's website. Don't miss a beat - follow Ed on Instagram, Soundcloud and YouTube for all the latest updates on his upcoming EP and more.Read More
'Losing perspective is easy, but so is finding it again.'