Parenting: Why I Started Home Educating

My partner and I home educated our two boys for about six years. We began when the youngest was in year 1 (about 5 years old) and the eldest was year 2. I used to help out at the school a couple of mornings a week. In general I’d been happy with what I’d seen…

Experiments in Happiness: CBD Oil

I did wonder about including this post as part of my experiments in happiness. My experience of CBD has been more about relieving anxiety. I’ve been using CBD oil daily for four months now and I’m not claiming that using CBD oil can make you happy. However, I want to recount my own personal experience…

Experiments in Happiness: Exercise

At the very end of 2015 I was thinking about the year ahead and what I wanted to achieve. I do this every year as I find it helpful to think about what I might need to change and what’s working well. Struggling against low mood and depression has been an ongoing battle for me,…

Photography: Experimental Self Portraits With Screens

I saw this on my computer screen when I had been doing some reading on identity and  researching the way text and image interact. For some reason it jumped out at me. I liked the idea of using a photograph of myself with this label attached: NO NAME. My name has changed several times over the…

Experiments in Happiness: Gratitude

April 2019 A few years ago I’d started to write down a few things every day that I was grateful for. The idea is to write down at least three as a daily habit. This was in response to finding the Action for Happiness website, printing up their ‘Ten Keys to Happier Living’  poster to…

Out and About: Highgate Cemetery, London

Highgate Cemetery website If you’re visiting London and you want to escape into a cool, green space while learning something interesting and being somewhere a bit different, Highgate Cemetery is the place to go. I’ve been twice so far. The first time it was a beautiful sunny day; in photography terms this meant a lot…