In our increasingly digital world, I sometimes mourn the loss of sensory experiences. The ability to feel textures, to judge the weight of an object or savour the subtle smell of the material in my hands.
As much as I love to work with and surround myself with technology – there will always be a need and appreciation for books. Real books. The printed type! So I was very excited to be invited by a bookbinding friend to visit The John Ryland’s Library (on Deansgate, Manchester) for a behind-the-scenes session to see the Trekgaskis and Anthony Dowd Collections. John Hodgson, Keeper of Manuscripts & Archives at the library guided us through the collection. Continue reading
Today marks the start of the Chinese Lunar New Year. 2015 is the Year of the Sheep!
Not sure which animal you were born under? Have a look at the Chinese Zodiac Sign Calculator. It seems to be a trend among my relations to look up their predictions for the next 12 months ahead. Fortune is offering a sneak peek at your financial future this year.
Regardless of what the Feng Shui master might have in store for you, have a very Happy Chinese New Year!
Since visiting Hong Kong last year I’ve been slowly trying to clear out the numerous photos on my phone to free up some space. In the process I noted the many different events and exhibitions I have attended. It became clear that Manchester Art Gallery had steadily become one of my favorite venues in the past 12 months. Continue reading
While in Hong Kong earlier this month, I joined a tour group to explore Huangyao and a few nearby towns in Guangxi, China. We took a 7 hour coach journey expertly navigated by our driver along some narrow and bumpy rural roads to reach the area. Continue reading
I’m often guilty of taking hundreds of photos when I go away and never find the time to look at them again. Since my trip to Hong Kong a couple of weeks ago I’m determined to break this habit. Here are a few highlights: Continue reading