A slave to mother earth by day and at heart, as a jeweller I marvel at her strength and patience to create some of the Earth's most beautiful and precious materials. At heart I explore the casums, the rock formations, her rough natural open roads.
While out exploring the landscapes I don't miss the jangle of keys, or being under the command of timed safes, there are no barriers or timetables in these places. There's always something new to explore and I discover something new every trip.
My favourite place is Buttes of the Cross in Utah's Glen Canyon National Recreational Area. Where the use of adjectives like "amazing" and "awesome" aren't incorrect, merely inadequate. The fiery rock is seductive and to try to explain my awe of this place to others is impossible they struggle to understand the pull of the plateau country.
When I'm wearing Craghoppers travel clothing I feel it gives me everything I need. I'm stylish, the real me but I'm protected from the sun and biting insects.