The first thing to know about me is that I love tea. On good days I can drink up to five cups and on on bad days, more. I like a strong brew, preferably Assam, with a dash of milk, and served in a teapot unless I’m late for work when a tea bag will do.
Anyway, where was I? I’m Loons and 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; some of it’s quirky I’ve been told, but I just think that’s just normal.
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 and to understand the inherent dignity and worth of all people. This is what I like to call non-friction.
I’ve done lots of jobs in my life, as a hospital porter, a factory worker, a courier, a volunteer, a British Museum official tour guide, and some of my writing draws upon my experiences.
I’ve just finishing writing a blog series about recent travels, backpacking for 90 days in south east Asia.
I have also 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 and 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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