Today marks one year since I gave up my job, home and cosy social world. That was a hard move for a borderline-workaholic materialistic socialite. 365 days on, my approach to life has changed completely.
I've never picked up a needle and thread in anger, but this week I'm heading to Craft Corner again to see if I can use my meat plate hands to sew something beautiful.
In a world of ebooks, it was super-satisfying to make a real book using traditional bookbinding techniques. Just look at the results!
Despite being a galumphing left-hander, this week I'm going to prove the naysayers wrong, as I learn to produce beautiful handmade books.
This week I plan to achieve absolutely zilch. This won't be an easy challenge for a self-confessed achievement addict.
Following Russell Brand’s recent call for a revolution, I’ll be spending the next seven days devising an alternative way of managing a sovereign nation. We’ve had monarchism, totalitarianism and parliamentism, but today I begin work on a new ruling system which is fit for the demands of a 21st Century country like Britain. It won’t...
After nearly 8 months on the road, I’m back in the UK for the final chapter of My Year In Flux, and while I get over the jet lag, Brazilian sunburn (oh er), and general malaise of being back in wintery Britain, I’m taking a few days off. Flux will return next week with a...
Phones down, email away, internet begone. I'm going digital-free for one week.
Cooking for the love of cooking is a real luxury. Last week I spent 7 trying to perfect this tooth-achingly delicious Argentinian classic caramel spread, Dulce de Leche.
Iguazu Falls is the penultimate stop on a 7 month journey which has brought me all the way from Canada to one of the 7 wonders of the world.
As we glided across the floor, I looked down into my wife's eyes and smiled. "We're dancing the Tango in a Buenos Aires Tango club", I whispered. We giggled in disbelief. Thanks to Tango week, I had completed another experience that I NEVER would have tried without My Year In Flux.
During my Brain Training Weekly Challenge I started to get my brain in shape. Now I’m so incandescently bright (and smug about it) I’m going to show you exactly how I got there. Okay, it’s obviously not that simple, but with life expectancy soaring and pension funds crashing, one thing is for sure: we can...