I woke up after Brighton Pride exhausted and happy, but also wondering whether I’d been to a Pride at all. Was it not just a concert in the park? I’d had a fantastic time, but couldn’t help thinking about whether partying, and commercial advertising, is really what Pride is suppose to be about.… Read More Pride. What’s it supposed to be?
Better, worse or just different? Group therapy isn’t always available in the UK, but it was recommended as something that might help me, so I went along.… Read More Group therapy.
Five NHS commissioning groups in London are proposing devastating cuts to services for Autistic children. Cuts risk leaving families unable to cope, and will damage children’s health and future prospects; all because of Tory cuts to health service funding.… Read More Tory NHS Rationing Care for Autistic Children
Today, I was in Manchester. So much of what I saw this afternoon was ordinary people, living their ordinary lives. I hope I’ve captured just a little that quintessentially British mood of ‘keep calm and carry on’. Yet at the same time, so much was strange and seemed horribly out of place. The armed police;… Read More Manchester: peaceful, defiant, a united city.
Our city, our community, suffered a hideous atrocity committed by those who seek to divide us and to scare us. They will not succeed. Manchester is stronger.… Read More Manchester #WeStandTogether
One of the most important TV series ever produced; tackling issues head-on and, hopefully, saving lives.… Read More 13 Reasons Why: a massive strike against the stigma of suidice and mental ill health.
Anne is a Lesbian. She’s in her 60’s, and it was a privilege to talk with her recently about her experiences; both growing older in the LGBT community and some of the things she and other gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans people had to live through in decades past. The piece that I, and my… Read More Being Old and LGBT; with Gaydio.
Either a macro photograph of a dandelion or some sort of space flower, what do you think? I took this yesterday (Tuesday) while out for a little – 12km – stroll around the Rivington and Anglezarke reservoirs. One of my favourite places in the world, and on a day as sunny and wonderful as yesterday,… Read More Dandelions from space
For most of us, the place we feel safest is in our family. There can be few family groups that do more to protect their young than the meerkats. I took this photo a few months ago at Chester Zoo. If you look closely, you can just make out the youngster the family is shielding… Read More Meerkat Family Values | weekly photos
One of my passions in photography is for the little things. There are a million details in everyday life that we usually walk by but which in reality are stunningly beautiful if we take a moment to appreciate them.… Read More Into the details | weekly photos 1st April 2017