Having played both trumpet and piano from an early age, I have always had a keen interest in music.
While growing up, I was lucky enough to play in a large variety of ensembles – wind bands, brass bands, orchestras, jazz and swing groups, small ensembles as well as solo work – which took me to (amongst other places) the Royal Albert Hall, The National Festival of Youth and tours of Austrian and Ireland
As an adult, I have taught myself to play the drum kit and most percussion instruments. While playing cornet in one brass band in Somerset, I also conduct another and help out when needed in groups across the South West on trumpet, cornet or percussion. I also tutor in all of these instruments.
Since purchasing my first DSLR camera in 2009, I have been a keen photographer, specialising in landscapes and macro-style shots.
I love to find a strange angle or a unique texture that produces a surprising effect.
I now photograh architecture from different angles that gives rise to letters of the alphabet, which, through my website and local craft fairs, I frame in photo frames that I manufacture to create beautiful Name Frames.
Having worked as a primary school teacher, I developed both a love of poetry and a wide knowledge of the different styles and forms that poetry can take.
Writing a musical in 2014 led me to explore this further with lyrics fitting to rhythms and even into rap.
But the real challenge came in 2017 when I took up he National Poetry Writing Month challenge of writing a poem every day for April.
I succeeded and have continued this every year. All of the poems can be found under each year’s page in the top menu.
I am a self-confessed sci-fi/fantasy film and book fan as well as a scientist. I have a love of Excel and Powerpoint and enjoy tinkering with websites.
I love quizzes and learning new facts and keep up-to-date as best as possible with all the tech advancements.
I’m not a nerd.
So if you’ve read all of the above, you should by now have a good idea of what makes me tick.
But underneath it all, I’m just an average human being!
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