A Meditation on Transit

Singapore After seven weeks in New Zealand, Flemming and I returned to Singapore in early December, to the brand new Downtown Line on the MRT (metro) system. The best part? There’s a station right down the road from home. A five minute stroll from Mum’s front...

Roll on 2018!

2017 was a strange year. It started most inauspiciously with my getting screwed by British Airways (don’t know if I’ll ever have the energy to write a post about this incident, so don’t hold your breath), but thankfully, that was not an indicator of the...

Witching hour

Singapore. I’m back in Singapore, sooner than I thought I would be. This whole year has been much of a see-saw in terms of movement and organization. Having no set schedule or routine is one of the delights of living as we do, but weekly...

Chinese New Year with the family

One cannot ring in the lunar new year without continually consuming vast amounts of food. It’s all ridiculously tasty (this is Southeast Asia, after all), ridiculously available in ridiculous amounts, and you generally get swept up in the I-haven’t-eaten-in-6-months fervor when its spread out. Mum,...

#hersideoftheroad, an Instagram project with @womeninstreet

I kick started a new project on Instagram this year with Her Side Of The Street, a fabulous global community of street photographers. My first inkling that a community like this existed, was when I linked to this list, in a post I wrote about...

Fujinon XF 23mm F2, another lens with gorgeous flare

It’s been 4 years. I’ve wanted a compact 23mm lens since I first held the X-Pro1, back in mid 2012. I’ve been around the world for the last 4 years with the XF 35mm F1.4 (53mm full frame field of few on Fujifilm X series...

An ode to red rock: Arches and Canyonlands national parks

I’ve been trying to write this post for a very long time, finding it difficult to articulate the hold that Arches National Park has over my imagination. It is the one national park that I could swear, knows me by name. It’s a ridiculous thing to say, particularly for...

Bryce Canyon and Capitol Reef

Bryce Canyon National Park was the first proper post-jetlag, now-we’re-getting-sleep-and-have-balance hiking we did. We walked around for hours among the hoodoos and great towering cliffs, breathing deeply, lucky to be there at this point in time, enjoying the magnificence of the reserve.  Capitol Reef National Park  Another first....

Finding Zion

Utah, USA, November I was born in November, and as we did 2 years ago, Flemming and I celebrated my birthday by spending 2 weeks fully enjoying national parks – this time, all five of Utah’s. We were in the country during the election, but if you didn’t turn on...

I’m on Dispatches / famous!

I got interviewed for Dispatches. LISTEN TO IT HERE. A few days before this happened, Dan emailed and said “Are you up for an interview?” Having just emerged from Carlsbad Caverns, quite overwhelmed, I had no idea what he was talking about. Then the penny dropped. He meant...