‘The Journey’ (2014)

If the point is to get to the top then the point is missed…if that is your priority then so be it…but in your haste to get there you miss the world, the unusual, the interesting…and the ordinary which gives flight to the extra-ordinary…getting to the top isn’t the journey…using your eyes, ears, nose, mouth,…

St. Petersburg, Russia (2000)

I visited St Petersburg fourteen years ago (a gasp of realisation at how long its been), whilst I was a European Volunteer in Jyvaskyla, Finland. Given the protocols and procedures needed to get into the country, it can be seen as a once in a lifetime experience…reading this took me back to not only the…

Srebrenica: A Personal Account

Stunned was the immediate feeling I felt when I arrived in Srebrenica. Walking around seeing the houses destroyed and the bullet and shell holes marking the walls made me realise that I was no longer sat in a comfortable armchair in a safe and warm house watching a film or reading a book, I was…