Still Life…

When I graduated high school, my art teacher wrote me a farewell note with one sentence – ‘never forget the solace that a paintbrush can bring’. I didn’t really understand it at the time even though it was pretty much the only class I ever attended due to my natural infinity with art, but over the last 16 months that…
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Tales From The High Seas…

You can’t always get what you want. Is there a more appropriate motto for life right now? It’s officially summer but only 16 degrees while outside its torrential rain. We were meant to be out of lockdown restriction but here we are for another 4 weeks still unable to leave this bleak country and even bleaker weather. But sometimes you…
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Ritualistic Behaviours

Rituals, routines, traditions – whatever you want to call the tiny series of repetitive actions we do everyday, there is no denying that they shape not just our lives but also our personalities. Any rite of passage, holiday, or even beauty regime is moulded by our own personal attributes. I have my own ritualistic behaviour, – yearly trips to the…
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Right Direction…

They say in life it’s about the journey and not about the destination. On paper that makes sense, why would you not try and enjoy your time here on earth before you die. But in practise that seems a little harder when the end of times seems like it is looming at every turn these days. So it’s probably safer…
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Shore Thing…

They say in life nothing is certain but death and taxes. Well, maybe that’s a generalisation to cover mankind but I’d like to add my own certain to the list – the ocean. In these trying times where it feels like we are in and out of lockdown with rules changing day to day, throwing our plans into chaos on…
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