Sunday, 31 August 2014

On Pills

Some people are dependent on daily cocktails of vitamins and minerals for no particular reason.

(A friend showing me her weekly pill intake)

Friday, 29 August 2014

On Cheap Airlines

There is a major difference between low-cost airlines and those on the brink of bankruptcy.

(A UIA flight from Istanbul to Kiev last month)

Monday, 25 August 2014

On Sunrises

A new appreciation for sunrises/sunsets is gained the higher you are in the sky.

(A beautiful sunrise from a London-Istanbul flight)

Friday, 22 August 2014


Although it may seem like a waste of clean water, the ice-bucket challenge has managed to quickly raise funds and awareness for ALS.

Monday, 18 August 2014

On Suspension Bridges

They are one of the earliest types of bridges created and are increasingly used in the background of wedding photographs.

(The Clifton Suspension Bridge in Bristol, UK)

Monday, 11 August 2014

On Jobs

It is far more satisfying to secure a job independently than to rely on a friend or relative's assistance.

(A man imitating the Humanoid in Manchester, UK)

Saturday, 9 August 2014

On Life

"Life is beautiful, as long as it consumes you. When it is rushing through you, destroying you, life is gorgeous, glorious. It's when you burn a slow fire and save fuel, that life's not worth having.

-D.H. Lawrence

(A serene field just outside Bristol, UK last month)

Friday, 8 August 2014

On Food Preparation

Whenever possible, bringing food and drinks to tourist attractions generally saves one a substantial amount of money.

(A deliciously expensive meal at Highclere Castle)

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

On Deaf Culture

Aside from sign language, the deaf community has its own set of social values, history, and art/literary traditions.

Monday, 4 August 2014

On Choirs

They are a great way to improve the fluency and confidence of E.A.L. students in secondary schools.

(A choir performance at a school in East London)

Saturday, 2 August 2014

On Heat Waves

Without a pool or body of water nearby there is nothing pleasant about temperatures over +32C/90F.

(Dogs bathing in a pond on a hot day in Bristol)

Friday, 1 August 2014

On Looking Up

Some cities have created simple ways of making residents/visitors get their eyes off phones and other mobile devices.

(Insightful sign on the pavements of Bristol, UK)