Celebrating the festive season in Tanzania and beyond.

This is without a shadow of a doubt my favourite time of year. Past Christmases and New Years have seen me dancing until dawn in Amsterdam, drinking champagne on the streets of Coimbra, sledging in Stockholm, having tea with a group of Bedouin women in Petra, visiting Sylvia Plath’s grave in West Yorkshire, raving in…

International Women’s Day – the battle for equality is far from over.

International Women’s Day,  also known as the United Nations Day for Women’s Rights and International Peace, is annually held on March 8th to celebrate women’s achievements throughout history and across nations. It’s been nearly a hundred years since the first women’s day was held, when women did not have the vote and most women did…

I am a camera… a nod to Christopher Isherwood.

“I am a camera with its shutter open, quiet passive, recording, not thinking. Recording the man shaving at the window opposite and the woman in the kimono washing her hair. Some day, all this will have to be developed, carefully printed, fixed.” This is one of my favourite quotes about observing people. It comes from the…