I was born and raised just a stone’s throw from London Bridge overlooking the Thames. I lived in south London until I moved to Stockholm in the early 2000s.
At school, I wasn’t interested in the usual academic subjects. I preferred the more creative ones where I wasn’t constrained by the limits of other people.
A couple of years after leaving school, I began studying subjects that interested me, I wasn’t able to study at school.
To begin with I studied singing and music theory. This was followed by songwriting, piano and music production.
I quickly discovered that unlike most people, I didn’t want to be someone at the centre of attention. I was happy being the ‘studio genius’. There is something very enjoyable about taking a rough idea and turning it into finished product.
I then discovered that I really enjoyed writing and photographing people so, naturally, I began studying creative writing and photography.
Because I enjoyed training I studied for a personal trainer certificate. The year before moving to Sweden I started a distance course to be a Teach English as a Foreign Language teacher, which I completed after I moved.
I’ve always wanted to learn more about things I am interested in and enjoy doing.
Since moving to Sweden I have studied a number of other subjects, such as Swedish and running a business, and a number of self-taught subjects, such as Photoshop and web design.
You should never stop learning and trying to do new things.
I studied photography at the London School of Photography. I am a Licentiate of the Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain (LRPS) and an Adobe Certified Professional (ACP).
I studied creative writing at The Writers Bureau and I am a former member of the Writers Guild of Great Britain (the writers union). Genres include screenplays, short stories, journalism, blogging and comedy.
I studied singing, piano and music theory at Wimbledon Music School. Songwriting and music production at South Thames College. I am a former member of The Guild of International Songwriters and Composers of Great Britain.
In 2016 I started a website and presented a podcast about the Premier League. Five years later I left the project to work on start-up podcasts.
Along with the podcast, I also presented and produced YouTube videos for the project. I now work on projects for start-up channels.
I create and maintain websites for a select group of clients. These are mostly animal charities, artists and small businesses that I feel deserve to be supported.