I have forever flicked between interests. Growing up I was a devout football player, before putting my then 5’7″ frame to good use playing basketball, and then American football, and then a plethora of other sports I would dip in and out of. I have read and authored, cooked and danced (often simultaneously). Now though, I seem to be possessed by another hobby, drawing.
Putting pen to paper and allowing myself to create has been something therapeutic. Matching much of how I have lived my life, there is little planning of each piece, each drawing finding its way as I go. And now commuting from Ipswich to London every day, I have time on the train to scribble away, gritting through the bumps and thumps that jerk my pencil strokes awry. Here are a few examples of my works, which when looking at now, would benefit from some improved photography.
I may have much more to show by the time you find me writing here again, but perhaps more likely, you will be reading about another brand-new venture of mine.
Gozo, Malta’s lesser-known sister island is a short ferry ride away from the mainland and is known as the quieter island, with far less habitation and a lot more unspoilt countryside. As such, it’s the perfect backdrop to the Xterra Ultra, a 50km trail race circumnavigating the island which features every year on my running […]
As regular readers of the SGM-FX Daily Brief know, I am a music fan and although not a regular concert goer, I like to go to big name concerts whenever I get the opportunity. Having been a fan of Elton John’s since the early 70’s when he was producing arguably some of his finest songs […]
Each morning I hear my alarm clock going off. The unexpected but at the same time expected sound that takes me from the dreamland to the real world to start my daily routine. Getting ready to go to work, making breakfast for the family, helping the kids with their uniforms and lunch boxes and a […]