What do they see?

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?

A very odd collection of best-ofs from 2016

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


It was around 10pm. I had just eaten dinner at a lovely restaurant where my company was a delightful mixture of pizza, quiet background music, friendly waiting staff (one of whom wore a cracking flat cap) and Anne Lamont’s Bird by Bird. I was walking through the small square-shaped park that sat immediately outside of the restaurant. The air was cool … More Fetch


It was a late autumn day and I was in Oxford with my parents. We had just enjoyed a sumptuous late lunch at the cosy The Eagle and Child – the public house famed for hosting the The Inklings literary group – and were walking through the city’s busy streets back to the car. En-route we passed the deceptively large Blackwells Bookshop … More Encore!