Welcome to the online repository for my various writings and photography.
I write a lot about my slow travels with my partner Sean M. Madden, occasionally post flash fiction and poetry, but always include one or more photographs with each post.
In May 2012 we sold, gave away or otherwise disposed of the vast majority of our possessions, whittling the physical trappings of our lives down to a couple dozen or so boxes. We bought a roof box, filled it with camping gear, and said goodbye to our attractive two-storey apartment in the centre of Lewes — a vibrant English town steeped in history and bonfire culture.
Since embarking on our slow travels we’ve camped, CouchSurfed and house-sat. In the summer of 2012 we spent a couple of months camping in Vichy, France, exploring the Auvergne region. During the autumn and winter of 2012-13 we lived in Burgos, Spain, a city we enjoyed enormously and which we documented on a daily basis through our Instagram photographs — something which attracted the attention of the regional newspaper, Diario de Burgos. You can read the story of this in An Instagram View of Burgos. And you can see our respective Instagram galleries here: Mufidah’s Instagram and Sean’s Instagram.
I’m also co-founder of CreativeThunder.co, Sean’s and my place-independent business that helps people to fire up their online presence and prowess via strategic websites, visual storytelling and tribe building.