My Leisure Interests
morphrog.com is a small-press poetry website published twice a year in january and July. It a sister publication of the Frogmore Press, publisher of the Frogmore Papers.
Food & Wine
One of the great joys of travel is trying out the culinary delights of the countries visited. I have always enjoyed eating out and during the Covid-19 lockdown, we cooked much more as a family. My website gastrolingua.com explores different cuisines from around the world.
When I was living in Asia and the Middle East, I became fascinated by the festivals and celebrations of the countries I stayed in. I took part in Shinto ceremonies in Japan, visited Buddhist and Hindu shrines in India and Southeast Asia, and Muslim, Christian and Jewish sites in the Middle East. I set up monksbowl.org to promote tolerance and communications between religions, and as a way to celebrate the joy and gratitude at the heart of of these events.