The Ups and Downs of Creativity Pt II

Whilst my last post demonstrated the upside of allowing the rules of creativity to guide your behaviour, this one certainly features some downs; quite literally. After a week of continuous rain I hadn't shot any pictures, and so made plans to photograph the outgoing tide at Sandsend near Whitby where old timbers create interesting patterns … Continue reading The Ups and Downs of Creativity Pt II


The Ups and Downs of Creativity Pt I

Some weeks ago I wrote a series of articles on LinkedIn about the rules, or precepts, of creativity and how I have applied them both in my work as a facilitator but also in my photography.  These rules (as defined by the Open University during my MBA) don't take equal billing, and indeed remembering all … Continue reading The Ups and Downs of Creativity Pt I


Courtesy of a trust fund established by an ex-employer, I've been doing a lot of learning in recent weeks with a view to finding more employment.  It's six months since I lost my last job.  I've also been exploring the options for generating money through my photography, and getting onto the opposite side of the … Continue reading Repurposed*

A Glimpse of the Underworld

Perched on a one of the numerous hilltops of central Sicily sits the unremarkable town of Aidone. It's people go about their daily work, or strike up conversations in the main piazza just as they would in any other Italian town. If you're in the mood for a climb to one of the highest points … Continue reading A Glimpse of the Underworld

Another Green World

The prevailing weather here in the UK come from the west.  The systems that cross the Atlantic have a couple of thousand miles to collect plenty of water vapour and then deposit it on the first suitable land that they cross; West Africa, Western Europe and of course the British Isles.  Here in the North … Continue reading Another Green World

History Repeats Itself

In the aftermath of the Notre Dame fire, the world can consider itself fortunate that this magnificent building was not completely destroyed, whilst interesting questions are being asked about any restoration work.  Should it replace the spire as it was, or opt for a modern replacement given that the spire itself wasn't original?  Or how … Continue reading History Repeats Itself

Skin Deep

Among the multiple locations that form the UNESCO World Heritage Arab-Norman site is of course Palermo Cathedral. or Cattedrale metropolitana della Santa Vergine Maria Assunta to give the church its full title.  It has every right to be on the list; it was erected in 1185 during the reign of the Norman King William II and … Continue reading Skin Deep