Three Stevie Nicks songs

I came late to Fleetwood Mac. Of course I knew a lot of their songs, but I didn’t actively sit down and listen to their work until around five years ago. Now I’m a fan of pretty much everything the 1975-87 lineup produced. The Stevie Nicks songs are my favourites though. Continue reading Three Stevie Nicks songs

Objects in the mirror are closer than they appear

My eyes are not normal and it affects how I see the world. If you want to get a sense of how it works, walk around with an eye patch or bandage for a day. Notice how it affects the way you move around the space you’re in, how you pick things up, how you throw and catch a netball or hit a tennis ball. Continue reading Objects in the mirror are closer than they appear

My Life in Seven Years

I wake from a vivid dream: my subconscious trying to tell me something. I get out of bed, quietly so not to disturb your rest, grab my laptop and set down all I can remember. I always meant to go back through all these dreams and scraps one day, when I ran out of ideas and need something to spark my imagination. That day still hasn’t come. Continue reading My Life in Seven Years

On being a fool

One of the things I remember about studying Shakespeare at uni was the use of humour in Romeo & Juliet. The basic gist is that the play is a romantic comedy until the mid-point – where Mercutio dies – after which the humour dries up completely and we descend inevitably into tragedy. Continue reading On being a fool

My shortest commutes (London. Olomouc. Sydney.)

Before I began working for myself in mid-2013, my shortest commute from bed to work was in the hostel in the Czech city of Olomouc that I worked in for a year from 2004 to 2005. Continue reading My shortest commutes (London. Olomouc. Sydney.)