On The Moove

I’m on the road again. Or rather I’m in the skies and generally racking-up the air miles. It’s buying season and there’s no rest for the wicked. In another life I must have been a very bad person! Having departed a red-hot Delhi at 01.10 this morning I’m now in damp and dreary Hong Kong. […]

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A Case for Daydreaming

  There is a great deal to recommend letting your mind wander aimlessly, and yet how often do we allow ourselves to daydream? At school in the 1980’s I was actively discouraged from daydreaming, not that I was especially guilty of doing so. Freud believed daydreamers were infantile and neurotic, while psychology textbooks warned teachers […]

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A Mughal Moment

This peaceful shot was taken during my last visit to Delhi in the gardens surrounding Humayun’s tomb. It was early in the morning as the groundsmen cleared leaves from the narrow rills and square pools. Little remains of the vast majority of Mughal gardens. It’s likely that their formal, geometric framework of water, pathways and […]

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Namaste! A Lazy Sunday in Delhi

For the next two weeks, work brings me to Asia. I’ve been thinking about what to post whilst I am away, as funnily enough gardening is not one the activities on my agenda. However the beauty of plants is that they can be found everywhere, so armed with a field guide to the tropical plants […]

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