I’m Alex and for the past six years, I have lived on the Lizard Peninsula in the very south of Cornwall and documented something of my life here.

Instead of telling you my age, star-sign or occupation, I thought I’d share my passions, as invariably these are the things I occupy my time with and perhaps more accurately express who I am…

Writing. Cats. Night-time. Candlelight. The works of the Brontes. Train journeys through rural landscapes. Toasted pecans. Spiced apple. Libraries. Bookshops. Thick heavy duvets. Being barefoot. Marzipan. Cinnamon. Mulled wine. Museums. William Morris. Well-worn leather boots. Well-organised kitchen gardens. Vita Sackville-West. Chai tea. Fig jam. Conference pears. Potting sheds. Old oil paintings. Ghost stories. Dark petrol blue. Introspective, articulate people.