About me

Hey, I’m Loons – welcome to my blog.

Here you’ll find writing about travel, stories of human connection, memoirs and generally on topics I find interesting and inspiring. I always write stuff I identify with; some of it might be a little random; did I tell you I’m a fan of the much-maligned semi-colon?

I’m a keen traveller and have been to five continents, lived on three of them, yet still have an intense wanderlust to see more of the world unfold and observe and write about its remarkable people and places. I see travel as a privilege that teaches us to find delight in our differences.

I’ve done lots of jobs in my life, as a hospital porter, a factory worker, a courier, a volunteer, a librarian, a British Museum official tour guide, and I hope my writing draws upon my experiences and my understanding of the inherent dignity and worth of all people.

I’m currently in the middle of writing a novel-length series of posts called Letters from the Heart of Africa based on my time living in Rwanda.

I now live just two miles from where I was born in London, with my wife Sarah, a cat (which I used to loathe but now love) and a tiny tank of all-male fish, some of whom have given birth. The world never ceases to amaze me.

Thanks for your interest in my blog.



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