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“Ride With Me”

“Farmer’s sons are expected to come home to work—it’s a lot of pressure. I’ve always told my boys that they didn’t need to come home; I was expected to, but when it comes to their lives, they know best. I always thought one of my sons would take over the farm though, but they decided to take a different path.” Continue reading “Ride With Me”

“You are my Rock”

Anna Grayson has had several careers in her life – scientist, broadcaster and now artist and photographer. But behind all her success is a remarkable 46-year-long love story… “I was at the University of St. Andrews studying Geology, but there had been a virus going around so I’d fallen Ill. I was so unwell in … Continue reading “You are my Rock”

“A Flash of Life”

“I was born with a brain condition, but I didn’t know I had it. In 2016, as I was photographing a wedding, I got a devastating headache, collapsed, and my life changed forever. “As a farmer’s daughter, originally, I wanted to rear chickens. When I was eight years old, I started my own egg business. … Continue reading “A Flash of Life”

“The Final Act”

“I hadn’t done any acting since A level drama, but I’d heard about the open auditions for the play Quills through a friend. I arrived out of breath at the Globe in Topsham – having first gone to the Globe in Exeter I had to race across town to get where I was supposed to be. To my surprise I got the part of the tortured priest, the Abbe de Coulmier. Continue reading “The Final Act”

“Rock and Netty”

“During a weekend in July, the majority of my friends went to the Phoenix Festival, but the tickets were too expensive, so I decided to go to a party on Appledore cliffs. Like every self-respecting 19-year-old I wanted to be a rock star. I’d started working on a sound crew—I was carrying gear and twiddling … Continue reading “Rock and Netty”

“The Big Leap”

“I sat on my bed in a cramped flat in the centre of London and googled ‘Shanghai’. I browsed through pictures of skyscrapers and winding tree-lined streets with washing blowing in the sunshine. The juxtaposition amazed me, and I didn’t know which version of the city was the real one. Now I know… it’s both. … Continue reading “The Big Leap”

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