København

Not a day goes by without me mentioning to someone how great my time was in ‘wonderful Copenhagen’.  Friends, work colleagues, family and my children were probably tired of hearing it.  It was time to take them there to show them what my fuss was all about. I moved there in January 1997.  The weather…

Ealing Then and Now

This entry is the inspiration behind the title and address of this new blog.  It was originally posted in July 2009: Respice Prospice If you’re looking for ideas and inspiration for your photography, read the flickr blog. Back in June, I read a post titled Past Present(ing), and I immediately started my research.  I looked for…

Ziyara

When you’re a frequent traveler, you’ll very quickly find a system of your own that minimises pain and maximises pleasure and comfort.  In my case, much of my travel was for work.  Trips very quickly started to have a pattern: staying at a favourite hotel chain to get upgraded to better rooms and access to lounges…

It Never Rains in Lima

I arrived at night and nothing about my arrival was normal.  I had almost missed my flight on the last leg from Mexico City, and this was after nearly a two-day journey.  As soon as we landed, there was a separate queue for those attending the annual meetings, and we were chaperoned at every point by…

Illiterate Social Media

Blogging democratised published writing.  Your article no longer needed the approval of a newspaper editor.  You wrote, and published, and readers knew where and how to find you. Facebook came and made it easy for everyone to post photos and videos online, together with timed status updates which were instantly available to everyone.  It was another major change.  What…