Motion

I took this picture on a business trip to China. We stopped by the side of the road and the only noise was the buffalo squelching through the paddy field. I added a quote: ‘The water buffalo is slow, but the earth is patient.’

The picture and the quote seemed to sum up everything I was not – never quiet, never patient, always on the move!  It still sits proudly on my office wall.

By motion I don’t specifically mean travel – but I have been fortunate enough to circumnavigate three times and my business and leisure has taken me to many countries. See bottom of this page for an updated version and info on how you can create your own record of travel.

But as these drawings show there’s still a lot out there to explore – both through my writing and physically!
PlymouthWe did move home rather a lot – it was never a declared policy to keep moving, we just did it and not a single regret!Flat 2, 72 Embankment Road, Plymouth, South Devon PL4 9HY
Nov-68 – Sweda gave me my first territory here…Read more…

43 Hobbs Crescent, Saltash, Cornwall PL12 4JJ
August 1969. This little semi-detached starter home…

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12 Blakes Road, Thornbury, Gloucestershire BS35 2JB
1970 – Thornbury was a small Gloucestershire…

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9 Magdalen Close, Byfleet, Surrey KT14 7SS
1974 – Byfleet in Surrey was not that convenient for my…

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Platform One, Station Road, South Benfleet, Essex SS7 1NG
1976 – we bought a very one-off house here….

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59 The Moor, Carlton, Bedfordshire MK42 7JS
1978 – we moved to the Ouse Valley, to a village that had…

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Tyndale House, 15 Merton Road, Bedford MK40 3AF
1982 – this was a great house. Victorian had become…

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24 Greswell Street, Fulham, London SW6 6PP
1994 – this was a typical Fulham terraced house; in…

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11 Cranbrook Road, Redland, Bristol BS6 7BJ
1997 – when we moved back to our home town I kept…

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Sunnyside Cottage, Townsend, East Harptree, North Somerset BS40 6BH  2001 – we bought this lovely…

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Calle Edgar Degas 23, Pinosol, Javea, 03730 Alicante, Spain
2001 – we found this established villa on…

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Corner House, 77 Deep Spinney, Biddenham, Bedfordshire MK40 4QJ
2001 – we were back in Bedfordshire….

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Mulberry House, 8 Couching Street, Watlington, Oxfordshire OX49 5QQ
2003 – this house had become…

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4 Poppy Road, Princes Risborough, Bucks HP27 9DA
2006 – this small terraced Victorian home is on the…

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Calle Francia, 4, Colomer, Javea
2007 – We lived for five years beneath Montgo, a distinctive…

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Longwick, Bucks HP27

2010 – This was our bolt hole in the Home Counties whenever we could…

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2012 – We sold up in Spain and moved back to the UK…

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A more recent review (June 2015) of where I’ve been – and more importantly where I still need to visit are shown below:

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