Signs…


Signs are everywhere. Some are easily seen, some are subtle: such are the signs of life. Subtle indicators of life, left for another to see..

Humanity…


Humanity’s footprints. They are there, everywhere…

Adventure…


I love dogs. They are always on an adventure of sorts: sniffing, hunting, playing, searching or simply being the beautiful beings that they are…

It’s all in a days work: a flight attendant’s life…


For the last few weeks I have had freedom – freedom from assignments, textbooks and endless hours studying in order to gain a post-graduate teaching qualification.

And during those wonderful weeks of freedom I have had time to reflect upon a life once lived. And a good life it was. Flying around the world, partying in Paris, having slings in Singapore and lunching in LA.

But as the saying goes; all good things must come to an end. And so with wings clipped and and a life now lived with feet firmly planted on the ground, I thought a flying photo essay (the type of essay I prefer) was in order.

Enjoy…

Meg: a photographic tribute…


Just over 20 years ago, my life and that of my family was forever changed when my first child was born with a severe heart defect.

Meg underwent a number of surgical procedures but sadly, she lost her fight at 16 months old.

Despite the overwhelming sadness that enveloped my world when she left, her being, beauty and courage left an imprint on my being that can never be erased. The weeks following her passing I came across these beautiful words written by another grieving mother.

When tragedy strikes your life you can choose to be one of two things: bitter or better. I choose better.

I allowed those words to nurse my grief and to this day, I still repeat them often for they ring true. When life delivers a harsh blow, we cannot be bitter for it achieves little. Rather, whilst I will never fully recover from Meg’s loss, I do however choose to be better from having had her in my life – if only for a short time.

A few weeks ago I was browsing through the album I created for her and decided to reproduce those images and display them here as a tribute to her.