From The Corner of Your Eye. Black & White City

I went to a bookstore To look at glossy photography albums and strangers hiding in a self-help section. I went to a bookstore To feed my soul and stare into space for as long as I want. I went to a bookstore To find a stranger and borrow his life for a poem. I went…

Same Same But Different Blue Sky

If you are going to Thailand or Vietnam, you need to learn a phrase ‘same same but different’. How to use ‘same same but different’: You are shopping with your girlfriend and a lady behind a counter asks if this is your wife. You answer ‘same same but different’. You have found a Rolex watch…

Extreme Close Up

An ordinary Tuesday evening. Warmer than usual. I have cooked dinner. It’s time to do the dishes. I notice colourful flowers outside my kitchen window. I have never seen them before. They must be loving the sunshine as much as I do. Dishes can wait. I am going to operate inspired by a lovely Mel…

Smiling At Strangers

Sat in a coffee shop, watching the world and taking pictures of strangers. Who knew? They smiled. Big and genuine smiles. Brits are not so miserable after all (got to work on my sarcasm). I hope you have a great day and I hope you smile at strangers. Surprise Harmony

Never Underestimate the Ant People

I salute you if you do not judge. I salute you if you know how to listen without interrupting or jumping to the next exciting thing when you feel you are satisfied with the answer.  Do you judge when you meet someone new? What if I died my hair blue thinking that mermaids had better dreams?…

When Your Greatest Fear is Boredom

Some people might be scared of death. My biggest fear is boredom. Not the one where the solitude is the most overwhelming and everything seems dark. I am talking about the boredom where my inner child stops asking questions and does not feel the need to lick ice cream. Too worried it might ruin my crisp white shirt. Today…

For True Lovers of Christmas Sparkle. Black & White Photography

Yesterday I met a very elegant lady. She wore a brooch. A big Christmas tree with stones that the busy store lights made look like disco balls hitting the shore. Like on LSD. The elegant lady told me one could not find these brooches these days. She has had hers for over 30 years and would…

Winter Wonderland

I must have been 7 years old when I heard my parents talking about our Christmas presents. They thought I could not understand. They thought Russian was their secret language. My world was crushed. Even though I knew where the presents were coming from, deep down I believed in Father Christmas. I saw that big man…

Bright Blue Skies in Moderation

My best friend got a job at the chocolate shop. She loves chocolate. I wonder how long this loving relationship will last. My sister once made me Tiramisu. It was amazing. Once I have had too much I felt sick. A toast with cheese after a painful rice diet made me go to places I have…

Take Time to Explore the Gold Around

I have taken some time to enjoy the golden fall. Caught fewer trams. Have you ever been on a tram? We have had some beautiful days here in Nottingham. Filled with sunshine, crispy cold, and blue skies. I do not remember the last time I took such a big admiration in my surroundings. Guilty of rushing and obsessing…