Writing

Some of my thoughts, ruminations, blogs, rants & flights of fancy.

A look back at 2016 - my personal recollections of the year just passed.

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.