With aromas spicy and sweet mingling in the air, crowds thronging around us, shouts and sizzles coming from the stalls, it was almost impossible to make a decision about what to eat. Indian dosa, Chinese noodles, Spanish paella, Moroccan tagines, each one looked as attractive as the last. But then we spotted the Venezuelan stall and, minutes later, I was digging in to my first arepa, a corn pancake, laden with slow-cooked chicken, salsa, beans and guacamole, grinning at the sheer deliciousness of it.Read More
Since it was Halloween yesterday and the #FriFotos theme is Souvenirs this week, it seemed appropriate to put the two together. I must warn you: this is not a photo for the faint of heart. This is not the ‘cute pumpkin’ version of Halloween; it is the ‘gruesome and creepy’ one. But it is an insight into Bolivian culture.Read More
The nights are drawing in and the clocks go back in the UK this weekend, so it is apt that the #FriFotos theme is Evening.
As the days get shorter and shorter, and skies become overcast, you have to be quick to catch a beautiful sunset, but it’s worth it when you do. That ‘golden hour’ of dying light, which infuses any landscape, is understandably a photographer’s favourite, and at this particular moment of the year, for the briefest time, it’s just right to catch sunset-painted skies on the way home from work.Read More
I have been living in London for a month now, and while I love the rush of the city, after one trip too many on an overcrowded tube, pounding from dreary pavement into sweaty metal box, I needed some fresh air. So to Hampstead Heath I went. On a sunny Autumn afternoon, it was the most glorious place in all of London.Read More
Whether moving to a new city for work, family, opportunity or necessity, relocating is always a huge upheaval. Even if, like me, you’ve done it so many times that if people ask where you’re from, you end up talking at them for half an hour, leaving them totally bemused because they were only making polite conversation. But I invest my heart, soul, and -it has to be said – belongings – into a place relatively quickly, and when it comes to moving again, it is always hard. But there are ways to make the best out of it, so I thought I’d share the things I’ve found help to preserve my sanity.Read More