I am a British journalist and photographer, and a lover of travel, adventure, writing, learning, food and good conversation. What I love most is when all of these things come together.
And so in February 2013 I decided to swap my job in TV current affairs for life as a freelance war reporter. I packed my bags and left for the Middle East furnished with a notebook, a camera and a flak jacket. And somehow it worked out OK – I got regular work reporting from Syria for the pan-Arab daily Asharq al-Awsat, and five months later I moved to Istanbul.
This blog is the place where I write about the things that don’t make the articles – the bits in between the headlines, the stories that fall between the cracks. The stuff that’s left unused in my notebook after I’ve submitted my copy, but really deserves to be written about.
The views here are all my own and do not reflect any publication that I work for. Enjoy, criticise and share.
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