A whale of a time with 2 Humpbacks

Due to the nature of events and the subsequent regulation, I’m unable to share certain details such as the ‘guides’ or ‘company’ name and thus will refer to them as such. So, it’s 8am and we’re on the boat heading out of Drake bay. The group is uncharacteristically very small, with just myself, an American/Costa…

The Danish Key to the City of Happiness

For my second week in Denmark, I’ve chosen to immerse myself in the urban life of the everyday Danish citizen. Visiting the great cities of Copenhagen and Aarhus, I’ve fulfilled the happiness actions of connecting with friendly locals, continuing my learning with several museum visits, being active via bike exploration and as a result taking…

A Primitive Insight into Happiness

This past week has been like any other I’ve ever experienced. Volunteering for one week on an organic farm, I’ve been roughing it in the countryside to get insight into this alternative Danish lifestyle… Achieved through the website ‘Workaway’, my host for the week would be Mel – a tall, cheerful and warm presence. Her…

Skepta – Konnichiwa Tour

“It becomes impossible to stand still, moshpits opening and closing left, right and centre. You have no choice but to be at one with the raging sea of people. Either move with the current of the crowd or crash into wave after wave of displaced gun finger toting fans. I love it! It’s raw. It’s grimey. It’s passion. It’s in the moment..

400ft Chepstow Backwards Bungee Jump

Occurring only 4 times a year, the UK’s highest bungee jump lives up to the hype! Comprised of a 300ft crane and a 100ft quarry it takes some serious cahoonas to take the leap of faith – or in my case – blind faith.   Throughout ascension you are warmly greeted with wonderful views of…

Japan (日本)

When people ask, what’s Japan like? It can almost be frustrating to articulate a message which does the islands justice. However in an ironic sort of way that in itself speaks volumes, as it’s not for lack of academic prowess but for the sheer beautiful complexity of the country which leaves one lost for words….

Meeting Akala

Was a pleasure to meet him after he shutdown Gorilla in Manchester. The show was very creative, ebullient yet also dark at times and of course – full of absolute knowledge! For anyone reading this who is unaware of this mans presence on earth. In a nutshell he is a man who you can ask…

Photographing a New Legend

The first time I witnessed the greatness of J. Cole was in 2011. Sideline Story was the tour and I made sure I got right to the front to secure a clear view of the man who I’d been listening to religiously for the past 2 years. Now, there were numerous highlights from that night…

Devil at my Heels

I’m currently reading the spellbinding autobiography of Louis Zamperini. It reads as if it were non-fiction but this miracle of a man was alive and boy did he live! After watching Angelina Jolie’s directorial debut: Unbroken (the film wasn’t that great due to bad casting and missing tension in key scenes, however the story it was based…

Knowledge is Power

“It is what you read when you don’t have to, that determines what you will be when you can’t help it.” ― Oscar Wilde