Foundation: Martial Arts Done Differently

Introducing Foundation School of Martial Arts Can martial arts be used to help build stronger communities, more resilient families and healthier, more confident individuals? Well yes, say Foundation School of Martial Arts, and with considerable experience and justification. Over the past several years they’ve worked with over 1,400 young people, and lots of older ones […]

A week to myself

This week I’m away from Liverpool, at Laugharne in South Wales. A week on my own, away from my work and my laptop. To walk, read, maybe write and on the whole do not much of anything. A retreat. I’ve brought some music, some poetry, some t-shirts and not much else. As the week goes […]

“Here’s to strong women”

I don’t know who took this photograph but thank you. It’s of my daughter Clare, with her elder son Theo on her shoulders and her daughter Ellie by her side. Another photo turns up together with it early this Saturday afternoon, of Clare’s whole family, taken by my friend Patricia Levey-Bennett. Here is what they […]

2016: A year in 30 photographs

A selection from the several thousand photographs I’ve taken this year for this blog. Taken all together they tell one story of the year. Not a definitive one, more of a meander as you might expect. In a year that’s been turbulent in so many ways it’s been good to have this blog to come […]