Monthly Archive: May, 2014

Outgrowing Violence

I used to be a bully in primary school. I was really horrible to people and I used to fight them. I don’t really know why I started fighting – I think I… Continue reading

A Little Bit of Time

I won a place at Camberwell School of Art when I was younger, but I ended up teaching science because my father said there was no money in art. I don’t regret it… Continue reading

A Caring Life

I was a carer for about 22 years for an old woman who lived in the same town as me. She was an artist and pianist. I was 19 when I first knew… Continue reading

Cornish Collectibles

This sword is from around the 1860s-70s. It would have belonged to a British officer, probably from the artillery rather than the cavalry. They wouldn’t have really used them – swords like this… Continue reading


“I grew up in Jersey. It’s amazing how many people don’t know where it is. It’s the one where Bergerac was filmed. That police station in Bergerac used to be my kid’s home.… Continue reading

Rescue Spinone

We could never have had dogs when we were both working full time and travelling everywhere, but now we’re mad dog people. It changes the way you live your life – we don’t… Continue reading


Survival – that’s what I’ve learned from my life so far – I’ve learned how to survive. Life has toughened me up. I’ve been homeless for six years because of depression, and I… Continue reading

Cornwall and the Old West

I’m a member of The Searchers Old West Re-enactment Society and I’ve been involved in historical re-enactment for years. I was originally interested in the Civil War period, but the history of the… Continue reading

A Future in Fishing

I’ve been fishing since I was about 13 or 14 and I’m 17 now. I’ve had this boat for about a year and I part-own it with my dad, but it’s me that… Continue reading


This business belongs to my sister-in-law Kelly and she runs it with her dad Bob who’s been fishing all his life. He’s retired now, and he just goes out with Kelly because she’s… Continue reading