Life Near the Rax is pretty great

We’re doing Workaway in the Austrian Alps at the moment, and the place that we’re staying is really great. I’ll post some photos that I’ve taken in addition to these, but I wanted to post the ones from our amazing Dolomites self tour as well. I’ve been really lazy about Lightroom in the meantime, so…

On Home

Candles. I bought some new ones. They were on sale. Candles stuck in glass bottles are one of the things that makes our home, ever since London. Try watching your favourite period drama by candlelight. It changes the whole experience. We started with Vikings, but now we’re in my native land with Godless (I recommend…

Why did George Orwell move to Burma?

I listened to a podcast about Animal Farm the other day. The panelists couldn’t understand why George Orwell just seemed to decide to go somewhere and then just went. Burma, Spain, Paris…why just think a place interesting and go there? Why just move to Italy? Why suddenly decide to become a teacher in rural Patagonia?…

2017: Without Comment

Presented without comment: My favourite photographs from 2017. I’m working on a post about the year, but this is a good start. 2017 was packed with great stuff, and had opportunities for some of the best photographs I’ve ever taken. I’m ready to explore some more in 2018. For reference: January-April 12 = Busan and…

Haven’t been writing…But here’s some of Hanoi

I can’t write much at the moment. I’m participating in NaNoWriMo, though (National Novel Writing Month) as Hemingway wrote in his posthumous memoir: The first draft of anything is shit. So here’s some pictures of Hanoi! I plan to write a bit about what it’s like to teach in a Vietnamese primary school, but it’s…