My son at the window of a friend's house. Contax G2

We visit Orkney every so often to visit friends. Not as often as I’d like as they are great people up there, and the islands are fascinating. I studied ancient history and archaeology and while I was never a dedicated scholar to the subject I do have a genuine interest in past times and how they relate to our lives today – seeing how people lived, what they wrote about, what they ate, drank and felt was important. The tale of Beowulf is still told today, it’s just dressed up differently.