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Welcome to my website. I am a freelance writer, photographer and educator living in rural North Yorkshire. I’ve got many interests, but my main focus is the Spanning The Years Project: an ambitious attempt to chronicle the lives of my ancestors and create a record of the world I see around me.  You can find out more about me and my project in the About Me and Spanning The Years pages.

The main focus of this site is the Blog, where I publish articles and pictures about Spanning The Years. You’ll find:

  • News: updates on the project 
  • From the Past: articles about family history and the times my ancestors lived in
  • In the Present: photo essays and articles about things I see around me today
  • Picture of the Week: a weekly photograph of something that’s  caught my attention
  • Reviews: information of anything interesting I’ve seen or read. 

As well as Individual posts you can visit my Gallery page, to view all the blog’s pictures in one place.

I want this site to be as interactive as possible, so please feel free to comment on the posts. Alternatively if you want to write a guest post relevant to the aims of the project that would be great too. If you want to get in touch with me privately, please fill in the form on the Contact Page.

My goal is to make Spanning The Years a self-funding project, and to publish some longer works for sale in the future. I also want to keep this site as accessible as possible and focussed on the content. So I have no plans to raise revenue from the site by placing adverts on it or third-party product placements. Instead, to help with funding, I am available for freelance work as a training designer, writer and editor. You can find more information on my Hire Me page.