New Coat!

So 23yrs ago as a student I spent a £100 of my maintenance grant on a long blue coat from French Connection.  The coat was worth every penny and has lasted the test of time.  It looks as good today as it did then, goes as easily with a suit as it does with jeans.

Move forward to this last couple of weeks where the temp has dropped, I’m freezing my nut off and can’t stay warm.  It’s time to treat myself to a new “warm” coat.  You would think that would be pretty easy… but not the case!  It took 2 days finally culminating with a 3 hour stint at Bluewater before finally settling on a parka from O’Neil!.  Cost me a fortune, but you get what you pay for! 

Greenwich Market

There’s something very captivating about London’s markets.  They form some of the most divers ecosystems I like to be immersed in.  In this image you’ll notice I’m lagging behind my family, which, is not uncommon.  I’m constantly reminded by all to “come on daddy!”.  I, of course ignore and wander aimlessly as is my nature!, why rush when there’s so much for the senses to absorb and process, the mouth watering smells of street food and the artists at work while trying to lure you in like a fish the land the sale.

Poem #16

I wave goodbye to the moon.

And greet the rising sun, bathing in its golden warmth.

I close my eyes and loose myself in a moment.

Today is a day for falling through the cracks.

Starwars

In 1977 I left my hometown cinema and looked to a star filled sky in a very different way.  That sense of wonder has stayed with me for a lifetime.  

I never thought then, that at any point in my future, I would be sharing that wonder and awe with my children.  But here we sit, waiting with anticipation, for the next story… Rouge One.  We are Jedi!

Southbank Street Art

Lovely Father’s Day in London’s Southbank.  Did the London Eye. Sea life and Cod & Chips at The Wharf.  Magic day with my family! Thought I’d share some Street Art with you.

 
      
 

It’s been awhile!

It’s been awhile! I took up a new part time job in October last year.  Life began and had to be very compartmentalised, with uni stuff early in the week and practice stuff at the tail end of week!

It’s been non stop prep and teaching to a great crew but incredibly enjoyable and fulfilling.  

Post London City Marathon this year my student did amazing work with Team Mental Health Foundation, providing post event treatment and advice.  Feedback from competitors was awesome.

It’s a proud moment for any teacher whenother people praise the skill of your students.


 

A brave man!

Saw this on TED and was moved. A brave individual who’s story is an inspiration to all free thinkers!

We are not tied to the dogma of our past. Nothing is without, or above question!