How Can We Tell?

Artist: Mark Titchner Installation: Some Questions About Colchester Commission: Our Colchester Business Improvement District, with Firstsite As seen today, on my walk for Tuesday, in Colchester High Street.

Zero Heroes

Last month, I celebrated my birthday sober to help raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support. It's a cause close to my heart (and other organs) and, of course, I'm not alone. This, though, did not mean I had to forgo fizz on my big day, oh no. I was fully prepared to feel virtuous with my summer-time … Continue reading Zero Heroes


I said a mellow goodbye to Sober October with a fruity friend from the Languedoc. The well-named Lâchez-Vous! is a full-bodied Syrah/Grenache blend, red-purple in colour with the scent and taste of black and red berries. Dry and smooth, it went down very easily as I said hello to November. The next day, on a casual wander through … Continue reading Lâchez-Vous!

True Colours

I've been away from myself too long, far too long. Not my better self, you understand, just me. And so I was coming home when I signed up for art classes in January. Every second Saturday, I left everything else behind as I walked into the studio for portrait class. I was just me. After … Continue reading True Colours