Old Man Exploring

Saturday 4 June, 2016

The Cactus Patch

We’re in Moorpark, Southern California for a funeral. The morning after an emotional day, a group of us decide to go for breakfast. There’s only one place for this: the Cactus Patch.

It’s on Moorpark High Street, opposite the original Rail Depot.


Friday 27 November, 2015

Jingjiu - Peking Opera

I was privileged to see China National Peking Opera Company perform ‘Warrior Women of Yang’. The story is set in the Song dynasty (around 1000AD) when there were repeated attacks on the Chinese Empire from outside. With the male leaders of the Yang family dead, the women, led by a shrewd matriarch, take on the leadership to defeat the enemy.


Tuesday 10 November, 2015


I encountered Christopher Bruce’s “Rooster” through a group of 15-year old students who had been given part of the piece to study, adapt and perform as coursework for a dance exam.


Thursday 13 August, 2015


I like to walk, especially in the evening and often wander, aimlessly, in the not particularly special places around my home. In recent days, I have encountered the end of summer or the beginning of autumn.


Friday 7 August, 2015

The Bishop's Purlieu

We ate too much barbecue on a July afternoon so set off for a walk across the New Forest in Hampshire, England. Every visit to the Forest is an exploration.


Monday 29 June, 2015

Baker Street

I was in a hurry, at 11am on a Wednesday morning in summer. I was going somewhere, focused on what lay ahead, when I discovered a tiny, unexpected haven of peace.


Wednesday 31 January, 2018

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