Living in Edinburgh, UK for the last 15 years has been fantastic, where else combines coffee shop views of a castle on a volcanic plug, with world leading engineering activities. At home, I have Rebecca my partner and my pets, Sasha (a husky / whippet cross), Jupiter (an Egyptian mau / Bengal cross), and Trixie (our British short-hair rescue cat).
My main hobbies outside of Engineering are:
Writing (Fiction and Academic)
Hill-walking and outdoor activities
- I have recently (2016) taken up creative writing. This, for the most part, has been of the H.G.Wells, Lovecraft, or Kafka variety of science fiction and horror. Being a hobby, it is a way of stretching my writing away from academia. As I have a keen interest in philosophy I am trying to inject ethics and philosophy into my writing. We will see how this goes.
- Photography wise I love using older film, particularly medium format 645 films, and my preferred subject matter is landscape. During university I was active in both press photography and portraiture, however exploring and photographing the land will always hold special something for me. I particularly enjoy B&W film and have previously processed film myself, although the practicalities of having cats now prevent that.