The Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II

My feature on the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II can be read in the May 2012 issue of Panorama, the in-flight magazine of Ukraine International Airlines.

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Photo set: Cricket at Lord’s: Middlesex vs. Surrey, 14.04.2012

Jacques Rudolph faces Tim Murtagh at Lord’s

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At the close of the third day of the LV County Championship match between Middlesex and Surrey at Lord’s, Surrey were just 46 runs from a victory target of 141, with six wickets remaining.   Continue reading

And so… A Year in London

London, October 2011

And so, after years of dreams and snuffed-out plans, I am finally writing about the markets of Central Asia, and being read by tens of thousands of people. But there’s an unsatisfying catch: the markets are the pharmaceutical, financial and energy ones, not ones filled with exotic people and food. The readers are clients of the company that I work for in England.

A year and a bit since swapping small, traditional Kyiv for vast and multi-cultural London, my world has never seemed so short of variety. In Ukraine every day was unusual, memorable. I used to type up the eventful parts of my week into a 1,000-word blog; now I can write about 14 months in half as many.

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Photo set: St. Paul’s Cathedral, London

Photographs of St. Paul’s Cathedral and London’s Embankment area, taken in November 2009.


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King’s Cross and the Queen’s Neighbour

London, December 2008

I grew up in Sussex just an hour away from the capital, but the journey on the train was always so expensive that the only opportunities I had to experience life in the big city were when my parents would take me to watch sport. My Dad and I used to lose our voices singing “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot” at the Twickenham rugby ‘Sevens’ each spring, and bring fleeces and flasks to watch cricket at Lord’s or the Oval every summer. My Mum took me to the Olympia horse show in the Christmas holidays. Until I was fifteen I must have thought that the city was just a collection of sports grounds.

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