Some of my thoughts, ruminations, blogs, rants & flights of fancy.
A look back at 2018 - my regular review of the past twelve months.
On creativity - some thoughts from my hobby of composing & recording electronic music.
Vi's birthday tea 2018 - another family outing to celebrate my mother's birthday.
Myanmar 2018 - thoughts & memories from a two-week guided tour through Myanmar.
A look back at 2017 - my personal recollections of the year just passed.
Vi's birthday tea 2017 - once again my sisters & I take our mother out for a celebration of her birthday.
A look back at 2016 - my personal recollections of the year.
Indochina 2016 - in November 2016 I set off on a month-long holiday through Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia. Here are some of my observations and lots of my pictures.
The alphabet jukebox - at the end of 2015 I submitted a series of Facebook posts containing some of my favourite pieces of music. This is the collated list.
Vi's birthday tea 2016 - it's become a family tradition for my UK-resident sisters & I to take our mother out for a meal on her birthday.
My last dance workshop - in November 2016 I led my last folk dance workshop, here are some thoughts about the day.
Rewatching UFO - looking back at the 1970's science fiction series UFO from a very different viewpoint.
Morocco 2016 - I returned to Taroudant in southern Morocco to teach another dance workshop there. And to have a holiday.
Life with the Volcas - for Christmas 2015 I bought myself a trio of small synthesizers to rekindle my interest in composing & recording electronic music. As I started using them I wrote a short series of blogs about the process, both on a technical level and as an exploration of my approach (and responses to) the creative process.
My personal radio station - a look back at the evolution of my listening habits.
Crimble 2015 - a look back at my experiences through 2015.
Vi's birthday tea 2015 - every year my sisters & I take our mother out for a birthday treat. This was what we got up to in 2015.
An idiot touched by god - a short rant about obnoxious action heros in sci-fi drama.
A countryside walk across London - finding a more rural way to cross London on foot.
The saga of the yellow boots - an adventure in footwear shopping. Really!
Searching for the sound - a brief history of my experiments in new music and synthetic sounds.
Soundscapes of Isolation - in the mid-2000's I found myself composing long, drifting musical pieces as I struggled through a difficult period in my life. A rediscovered recording of one of these leads to recollections of the creative & reconstructive processes I was going through.
La Palma 2015 - some pictures & thoughts about my holiday on La Palma in February 2015.
Crimble 2014 - my regular review of the year, how 2014 was for me.
Riding the Two Tunnels - a cycling trip through the Two Tunnels Trail.
Weymouth for £1 - I went for a seaside day trip to Weymouth and discovered several things to do for £1.
Morocco 2014 - I spent a week in Taroudant, southern Morocco, teaching a Circle Dance workshop and enjoying an African holiday. While too busy to keep a blog I did manage to write some 'postcards' about my experiences.
A new home - the process of buying an off-plan home for myself in 2014, and what came after.
Madeira 2014 - a short selection of 'postcards' from a week's holiday there.
Crimble 2013 - a look back at my year.
Morocco 2013 - a few pictures & memories from a trip to Morocco.
Crimble 2012 - a review of my 2012.
Australia & New Zealand 2012 - travelling & teaching Down Under in April/May 2012.
Crimble 2011 - a look back at 2011.
Maidstone 2011/2 - moving back to England after twelve years in northern Scotland.
Brazil 2010 - going to a dance festival in Brazil to teach & play with Gadje Dilo.