The Good Life

My forefingers pinch a crumpled paper bag, the remnants of a $1 lolly mix. In the other hand are two lemonade popsicles, melting beneath my fingertips. My thumbs are left to steer. We’re rebelliously bareheaded. Barefooted too. We ride our bikes in convoy through the campground along the carefully formed road. 5km per hour read … More The Good Life

Angel of the North

The Angel stands proud. Stretching out her arms some 54m wide and over 20m tall. She’s an impressive figure on the landscape. Possibly the most extraordinary piece of art I’ve ever seen. It seems the Northeast of England has been subject to more invasions than the rest of the UK. Even today the “Jordies” speak … More Angel of the North

London Calling

When the bombs fell on London it was devastating. The once mighty buildings, a product of the booming industrial revolution, were flattened. The second of the Great Wars left holes in the cityscape. Holes that have been filled with Council housing next door to billionaire’s row. Holes that are still being filled with magnificent glass … More London Calling

Cornish Delights

It was dark. They don’t do bright lights in our village. I caught someone sneaking their recycling into our neighbour’s bin. I’d been about to do the same. And so an exchange ensued. Turns out he’s the grandson of one of the matriarchs of the village. His grandmother socialised with Pete’s late Grandpa Billy. With … More Cornish Delights