Most of you don't know that much about me, so here's some info to give you a better picture.
1) I was born and grew up in Canada to Scottish parents so I have dual British-Canadian nationality.
2) I left Vancouver in 2000 to go move to Europe. I've lived in England, Scotland, Belgium, France, Italy, Germany and Spain and I speak at least one of the national languages in each of those countries.
3) I planned on doing post-grad studies in documentary photography (with a focus on environmental issues) but somehow ended up doing a Masters in Environmental Social Sciences instead. My MSc research looked at SUV advertising in the UK, which led me to work in sustainable transport for over a decade. I continued with my photography on the side just for myself.
4) Last year I was off work for several months due to burnout and decided to leave my job and career. I gave up my apartment in London, returned to Canada for a few weeks over the summer to visit my mum, and then planned on travelling in Asia for 12-18 months. Just before I was due to leave, my mum was diagnosed with breast cancer so I decided to stay with her to help and support her through the treatment (she'd been on her own since my dad died a couple of years ago).
5) My mum is doing much better now, so I'm returning to Europe next Monday. I'll be there 4-6 weeks to tie up some loose ends, then I'm heading off to Asia for 4-6 months.
You never know what life is going to throw at you and how everything can change in an instant. The past few years have made me realise that Carpe Diem is not just a cliché expression - we really do need to seize the day and make the most of what/who we have while it's/they're still there.
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Un arcobaleno di colori per Burano, la bellissima isola della laguna di Venezia, famosa per essere la città più colorata in Italia. Ma è anche tra le più "cromatiche" al mondo. Rosse e gialle, rosa e azzurre, verdi e viola: le piccole casette, generalmente a 2 o 3 piani, avevano queste caratteristiche per permettere ai pescatori di riconoscerle da lontano dopo i lunghi periodi di assenza dovuti al lavoro, o per ritrovarle più facilmente in caso di nebbia.