Updated 1st January 2019

The four and a half years since I reluctantly returned home to England from South Africa have probably been the most difficult of my life so far. A number of setbacks and disappointments in my personal life combined with the seeming impossibility of finding worthwhile Read more...

Updated 1st January 2019

The four and a half years since I reluctantly returned home to England from South Africa have probably been the most difficult of my life so far. A number of setbacks and disappointments in my personal life combined with the seeming impossibility of finding worthwhile employment have, at times, left me feeling that it wasn't worth carrying on. During this dark patch I lost any sense of enjoyment from taking photos, hence my disappearance from the Blip diaspora.

So here we are at the start of a brand new year. I am one month into a new job which, although far from being a dream come true, at least has the virtues of providing an income, bringing me into contact with new people and leaving me so tired at the end of the day that I have less time to think miserable thoughts. On a global level I see little cause for optimism in the year ahead - I remain passionately opposed to the withdrawal of the UK from Europe and perhaps even more passionately opposed to the use of the word "Brexit" (yuk!).

Still, enough of my tortured soul searching and other curmudgeonly nonsense, I've decided to try to get back into the habit of taking some happy (crappy?) snaps and sharing them with you on this, the friendliest and least social media-like of platforms!

The original bit from way back when

Up until August 2014 I had the great good fortune to live for over two and a half years in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa where much of my time was spent taking photos of the amazing wildlife. I'm now back to the reality of life in London but needed to find a way to keep the camera clicking over - and then somebody introduced me to blipfoto! I really don't do new years resolutions but my intention is to post a shot a day from now on and one from a year ago - let's see how long I can keep that going!