From how I use to technology to the little hacks that make life so much easier, these are different aspects of how I live my life. I hope they help you too.
Not upgrading your web browser leads to greater costs, a worse experience and leaves a large hole in your security. So why don't we all keep up-to-date?
Living Life, June 10th, 2017
The terror attacks in London and Manchester can affect us in subtle ways. Perhaps we should accept even the seemingly trivial can be heartbreaking.
Living Life, June 4th, 2017
To help one of my daughters out I booted up my old Dell laptop. I wish I hadn't.
Living Life, April 30th, 2017
… you need to follow through on it. And after looking at the plan I made in early November I’ve realised I’m way behind on where I need to be. No doubt there are excuses I could make, reasons why I haven’t done things, but the bottom line is this: my plan is behind because […]
Living Life, April 4th, 2017
My usual lunchtime walk took me round the back of Tate Modern, where I noticed a fleck of green beneath a trendy stone bench. I walked closer, noting the way the underside of the bench was lit and realised the green I saw was a plant. A single plant surviving beneath a downlighter underneath a […]
Living Life, March 14th, 2017
The turbine hall in the Tate Modern is a magnificent open space.
Living Life, March 11th, 2017
A strange experience at the Tate Modern, and one I heartily recommend. I happened to be there this lunchtime when I realised the massive turbine hall had been plunged into darkness. Ambient music was playing and keeping time were light boxes located all around the hall. It transformed the otherwise quite serene space into a […]
Living Life, February 20th, 2017
A petrol station in North Watford provides a surreal backdrop for a darkening winter sky.
Living Life, February 18th, 2017
After I took the decision to leave the UK something changed in me: I started looking at the various business relationships I have in a very different light. Because my focus is now shifting to the Pacific Rim I’ve been less interested in companies that are ONLY based in the UK or ONLY serving the […]
Living Life, February 18th, 2017
Streetphotography on the Millennium Bridge linking St Pauls Cathedral and Tate Modern in London
Living Life, February 14th, 2017
A POV shot of the first snow of the year in Watford Junction.
Living Life, February 12th, 2017
Something those of us who enjoy our photography should do every now and then is experiment. We should take ourselves out of the comfort of what we know and try something different. A couple of days after I’d been forced to walk from London Bridge to Euston by the Tube Strike I repeated the journey. […]
Living Life, January 12th, 2017
A couple of weeks ago I wrote about some high value apartments near Tate Modern suddenly becoming a lot less private. The Tate has built an extension to their Southbank gallery which includes a new viewing platform that looks straight down into these multi-million pound apartments and offers some interesting views of sitting rooms, home […]
Living Life, December 3rd, 2016
The importance of drinking coffee should never be underestimated.
Living Life, October 25th, 2016
No matter how many mistakes you make, if you keep practicing you will improve.
Living Life, October 2nd, 2016
Living Life, September 22nd, 2016
These apartments are on the edge of the town centre in Watford. Seen from the centre they’re a little monolithic and perhaps a touch out of place. Seen from a different angle, coming up towards the town from the river, and they take on a new shape and context.
Living Life, September 7th, 2016
I genuinely dislike my birthday. Whenever it happens I end up feeling down, depressed even in the worst cases when I end up lying in bed thoroughly fed up and not wanting to interact with anyone. People around me assume I should be happy and celebrating and treat me like I’m strange when I answer […]
Living Life, May 26th, 2016
I love English Heritage. I know that sounds very “middle class”, but I love the work they do to preserve historical sites in England and make them available to anyone to visit. Over the near decade that I’ve been a member I’ve visited castles and country houses across the shires. Sometimes I’ve gone in for […]
Living Life, May 21st, 2016
When I visit a hospital for an operation I just ask to be treated with a little care and dignity. I’m going to be nervous and apprehensive, perhaps a little anxious. So please take your time to create an environment that’s welcoming, reassuring and helpful. My visit to Central Middlesex yesterday was anything but. A […]
Living Life, May 13th, 2016