What a treat it is to happen across some hearty words first thing in the morning. Like a sumptuous breakfast (but better) they can help bounce us out of any early morning blues and into the day’s adventures. Yesterday morning I came across a terrific few lines on prayer by George MacDonald. Here they are … More A thought on prayer by George MacDonald
On Saturday 15 July I spent the day with folk in East London exploring creativity and imagination. It was put on by The Pursuit, an initiative set up in 2015 to encourage and equip Christians in their pursuit of God. It was splendid time. We ate lots of food, worshipped together, got creative with clay … More Seven tips to inspire your creativity
“And, if you’re a coffee lover, there’s a place you must go to – it is called “CORALLO” and it is located at Principe Real – the very best coffee in town can be found there!! :o)” This was the message I received from the Airbnb host I had just booked to stay with in Lisbon … More In the Everyday
I always love walking the streets of London. Its vast size, cultural diversity and fast-paced way of life is a nice change from the countryside surroundings I live in. On a recent visit there earlier this month I took with me my new camera to have a play (a Fujifilm x70). Below are a selection of shots I … More London in black and white
You know the view is going to be a good one when you see the reaction of those ahead of you who have reached the summit. Hands lifted to shield eyes from the sun. Cameras clicked, clicked, clicked. Bodies still. Voices hushed. All eyes gazed in wonder at the canvas before them. What do they see? … More What do they see?
I have come to greatly value the internet, especially social media, for the way in which it provides a space for people to share all manner of ideas, resources, suggestions and the like. Over the past year I have enjoyed a plethora of videos, articles, books, songs, artists and shops – plus much more – that first came … More A very odd collection of best-ofs from 2016
Ah, how pleasant it is to lazily explore the streets and shops and sights of a new place without the demands of time and work. On one July morning I took to Lisbon’s streets. Having filled up with a splendid cup of coffee (for a mere €1), I popped into a shop offering a substantial collection of Ports (I’m … More The Man and the Bookstore