Let’s Grow Wild

Grow Wild is an exciting four-year campaign to bring people together to sow UK native wild flowers. “Why?” You ask, when we can plant tomatoes and fruits etc? Well… if you take in consideration that one in three mouth-fulls of food actually relies in pollinating insects that can mean a huge difference. Grow Wild is funded by the Big Lottery Fund and led by the Royal Botanic Gardens in Key and they believe that we can transform where we live  bringing colour and surprise to our streets. By Growing Wild, we can turn our gardens and windowsills into wildlife-friendly wild flower patches. We’re lucky to have some...

Catching up with @theuncivilservant with @yuricaroline … Oh my god the yummies!!!! Apr09

Catching up with @th...

Catching up with @theuncivilservant with @yuricaroline ... Oh my god the yummies!!!!

Dinner is served!!!!...

Dinner is served!!!!! Oh boy oh boy oh boy!!!!!!! #foodporn

We were meant to stay only 2 hours… But @yuricaroline had other plans… #spaceshipadventure Apr09

We were meant to sta...

We were meant to stay only 2 hours... But @yuricaroline had other plans... #spaceshipadventure

Durdle Door! Can I just say… TOTALLY worth the long drive! #spaceshipadventure Apr09

Durdle Door! Can I j...

Durdle Door! Can I just say... TOTALLY worth the long drive! #spaceshipadventure

The Yuris went to sea to see what they could see… Waaaaay up high! #spaceshipadventure Apr09

The Yuris went to se...

The Yuris went to sea to see what they could see... Waaaaay up high! #spaceshipadventure

Packed and ready to go in 15min! Now waiting for @yuricaroline to do get ready… That’s another hour then… #spaceshipadventure Apr09

Packed and ready to ...

Packed and ready to go in 15min! Now waiting for @yuricaroline to do get ready... That's another hour then... #spaceshipadventure

Alpha Centauri says hello!!! #spaceshipadventure Apr09

Alpha Centauri says ...

Alpha Centauri says hello!!! #spaceshipadventure

Good morning… We still sleepy… We wants to kill some birdies!!! #spaceshipadventure Apr09

Good morning… ...

Good morning... We still sleepy... We wants to kill some birdies!!! #spaceshipadventure

So  @yuricaroline and I went to the supermarket for some “nutritional” foods… #spaceshipadventure Apr08

So @yuricaroline an...

So @yuricaroline and I went to the supermarket for some "nutritional" foods... #spaceshipadventure

It’s siesta time!!! ;-) #spaceshipadventure Apr08

It’s siesta ti...

It's siesta time!!! ;-) #spaceshipadventure

Plenty of sleeping space on our spaceship… Comfy  @yuricaroline ? #spaceshipadventure Apr08

Plenty of sleeping s...

Plenty of sleeping space on our spaceship... Comfy @yuricaroline ? #spaceshipadventure

Live for now

A couple of weeks ago I went our for one of my famous inspirational constitutionals by the Thames South Bank in London when I stumbled into a big…. HUGE black box with a countdown and a hashtag… “#livefornow” it said… That was more than enough to entice my curiosity… I mean… HELLO… IS LIKE PUTTING A BIG RED BUTTON AND ASKING PEOPLE NOT TO PUSH IT! I’d totally push it btw… I did it at the National Space Centre and it was PRETTY AWESOME! Anyway… I’ve decided to ask some of the conspicuous men and women in red what was that all about… And all one of them told me was...

Following The Signs Apr04

Following The Signs

You know how easily I can get distracted by things, don’t you? I mean… I have the attention span of a 3 year old at the best of times and that is to say a lot… And it does get worse when I decide to put a deadline on things I need to do… Like… Say…...

A Flower by Any Othe...

A few weeks ago, I don’t know when because I don’t really remember doing it, I subscribed to a newsletter Sidney Reising. Under normal circumstances I would just unsubscribe and keep going my way… I’ve done it with WWF (go on… shoot me now! Those newsletters are...

Unhealthy Smoking: Could It Be Eliminated with E-Cigarettes? Mar31

Unhealthy Smoking: Could It Be Eliminated with E-C...

When it comes to cigarette smoking and the public health, few other issues have been the subject of so much scrutiny and news media attention. And rightfully so. Smoking kills millions of people around the world every year. Yet now, some experts are saying electronic cigarettes might offer us the best hope ever of ending the deadly habit. One of those experts, according to the Irish Times, is psychologist Peter Hajek. Hajek is also a professor at the Wolfson Institute. Hajek recently told the Times that the very thing many people despise about electronic cigarettes is the same thing that may help smokers use them to stop: their resemblance...

Mother’s Day Art…

So this Sunday is Mother’s day… You know? another one of those commercial holidays we all love to hate? Or is it hate to love? Don’t take me wrong! I am not doing an injustice to mums out there… Every day is mother’s day way I see it… And I don’t really need another commercial holiday to remind me of that. And yes you can say it’s just me rebelling against the grain again… Earlier last month I was approached by Family Investments asking if I’d like to join a selective group of bloggers that were willing to make things a little different this year. The plan was to use of creativity...

Welcome to the  #NinjaTwitterParty with @BahlsenPICKUP Mar24

Welcome to the #NinjaTwitterParty with @BahlsenPI...

Never say I never give you anything!!! Are you in London this Wednesday (March 26th)???  Well, if you are in the big smoke you are more than invited to a little celebration Ninja style…. Silent and with killer moves! The idea at first was just to put together a few Twitter Folk and go dance the evening away at the Science Museum Lates Silent Disco for a late birthday party… But then again having a little chat whit the awesome peoples working the PR for PiCK UP! I had an idea… Why not give away some goodies for my beloved social media followers DURING the party? You might have noticed the following video in my twitter...

The One with a whole lot of awesome! Mar18

The One with a whole...

Weekend time is usually, mostly Monkey Time! This time we had a Lego themed weekend which started with The Lego Movie (which by the way… guys… it’s AWESOME) and of course had to include am Awesome (and wet) day at Legoland Windsor where we met with our resident rebel Natalie...

Has technology killed camaraderie? Mar12

Has technology kille...

I remember my grandpa telling me old stories of camaraderie from when he was in the army. How that was all that kept them sane taking Monte Castelo during WW2. How camaraderie was forged as all they had was each other when the world seemed to be falling apart around them. He told me how how...

Roller-Skates, Graffiti and a Whole Lot of Fun Mar12

Roller-Skates, Graffiti and a Whole Lot of Fun

I’ve been feeling a little rough around the edges for the past few days… And by that I mean of course I mean dying a slow painful death in which I’d slowly cough my insides out and the like (not man flu)… When I woke up yesterday anyone who saw me would have thought I was doing my best Harlem Shake impression (As it stands… it was an AWESOME impression btw!). You know those days when you REALLY feel like cancelling everything in your diary and stay in bed? Yeah… Only problem is I had a shoot booked that I had actually been looking forward to for a little while… And then I get a text...

The One With The Voice Mar09

The One With The Voi...

You know when you are just so stressed you basically NEED to go out for a walk to try and clear your head? Yeah… that was me yesterday. I had hit a few walls and and simply couldn’t find a way around them… It’s kinda frustrating you know? But it was sunny...

Sex, Video Tape and ...

A few days ago I’ve been approached by this “model” wannabe from the Philippines telling me how much she admired my work and that she would love to do some photos with me if she ever came to London or if I do decide to extend my travelling to the Philippines sometime...

Everything is Awesome! Mar03

Everything is Awesom...

Continuing with our  Guest Blogger season today we have a person that I am most happy to have tripped over in real life and what she lacks in stature she more than likely makes up on AWESOMENESS! Ladies and gents… give it up for the Atom Ant herself (sorry I just had to! ) Louise...

And then the million...

A couple of years ago I met a cute Scottish girl on twitter with a lot to say and trying to find her voice to say it all. I always thought she had her voice right there, but we are all looking for something in particular, are we not?  I’ve been to Scotland a couple of times since we...

Dance! Dance! Dance! Feb27

Dance! Dance! Dance!

Yesterday was a bit of a frustrating day for most of the day… you know those where nothing goes according to plan? Yeah… That! Files that keep failing to download, meetings cancelled, people that get on your nerves,  and the endless rat race trying to to secure that extra penny you need to make ends meet. Before the end of the day I was ready to explode and I needed release… Big time… And before you ask… no…  the type of release I wanted was currently unavailable… And nope… I don’t care if you think this is Too Much Information Fortunately though the next best thing has been made...

Bloggers & Vloggers: I WANT YOU!!! Feb26

Bloggers & Vlog...

Between August 2012 and may 2013 I ran a little experiment here at UrbanVox.net and invited a group of 15 amazing bloggers to become part of Team UrbanVox (at the end of the term 42 people on total  wrote contributions for the site at one time or another) All of them joined me and wrote about...

Yeah Bro… There’s an app for that too! Feb25

Yeah Bro… Ther...

I still haven’t decided if this is a Brilliant app or the greatest hoax since the invention of the Santa Claus! I mean… really?!?! I read this post at Kelly’s blog and could simply not stop myself from laughing my ass off as I read it. Looks like the secret is out...

A Warm Welcome and An Invitation to Play.

It’s no secret… I love the night… the lights and the empty streets… Letting yourself be enveloped by it and the landscape so different to what they are at daylight. I love how people’s inhibitions all but disappear and it is always way easier to find a smile on someone’s face after the rush and the hush-hush of the day is gone. People seem to relax and let themselves breathe… Unwind. I’ve always found solace in long lone walks in town even when you are surrounded but hundreds of others… You can still choose to be incognito… Invisible until someone chooses to see you… It feels...

The one Where I Describe Pirates with an Aaaarrrrrr! Feb24

The one Where I Desc...

Andrex Washlets surveyed 2,000 British adults to analyse their conversation and found that nearly half of Brits (47%) shy away from having conversations about difficult subjects – more of us shy away from talking about bathroom habits than mental health and sex! While Brits believe...