Learning palaeography in lockdown

Deciphering written manuscripts and learning about the vital role the church played in Scottish communities in the Early Modern period.

Pompeii in one day

What is there to say about Pompeii that hasn't already been said? It is arguably the world's most famous archaeological site, with...

Re-visiting rural roots

By Christmas 2020 I hope that many things will have changed, but I take comfort knowing the Ankerwycke Yew will have remained the same...


Just a collection of photos from this year's warm and cosy Christmas.

Art in Pompeii

The dramatic scenes of worship and home live give visitors a glimpse of what pieces of every day life the ancient locals held dear.

A city in the shadow of a volcano

One afternoon, a colleague pulled up a chair at my desk, a huge grin across her face and asked: "do you want to come Naples today?"

Polesden Lacey

In warm and dimly lit halls you can meander past great works of art and beautifully preserved books and artefacts.

The Molyneux Globe

Seeing the map details up close gives a real insight to how the world would have appeared in the minds of the average Brit at the time


cultivation of the humble tulip remains a hugely successful industry in the Netherlands to this day.

A lesser known attraction of Amsterdam

This enclosed courtyard houses a peaceful neighbourhood for the Begijnen. No that's not a Dutch swear word, the word Begijnen refers to a co

A fragrant place of reverie

If you're ever wandering around the buzzing Clerkenwell district with 10 minutes to spare, this time capsule of a London long-lost is well

An East Coast Summer Sunset

There's something magical about being out on the water while the sun sets. The perfect way to savour a trip to the coast during Summer is to

Melbourne Street Art

The laneways of Melbourne attract tourists and artists alike and are well worth exploring.

Birthday bash

A snapshot of birthday celebrations for a friend. Sun shining, a rented Airbnb in Chichester, beer, home made mojito and pizza galore...

Boxgrove Priory

The beautiful Boxgrove Priory has two areas for the public to explore - humble ruins in a nearby field, and the exquisite parish church.

2018 Beer and Cider Marketing Awards

I was lucky enough to head along to the annual Beer and Cider Marketing Awards with my work recently, held in the trendy Old Truman...