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Meet the team


This photo was taken at dawn in a great cafe in Hanoi, Vietnam, after we had arrived bleary-eyed off the sleeper train that morning. I’ve always enjoyed travelling but that morning had everything; wandering the streets of a new city, great food and…the Lonely Planet! Whilst I haven’t been able to go abroad as much recently, my move up to Sheffield has allowed me to once again discover a new city, find those hidden food spots and adventure by getting into the Peak’s each weekend.  


I’m Sam, married to my amazing wife Liv for 4 years and have lived in Sheffield since 2011. I’ve spent most of my free time sipping tea from my Stanley flask somewhere in the Peak District or enjoying coffee in one of my favourite Specialty Coffee Shops (my personal favourite is Mow’s Coffee – as pictured). I also enjoy finding new places to eat out around the city and love finding new music I’ve never heard of.


A few weeks ago I went to the Llŷn Peninsula and explored some places that are part of my family’s ties to the area, as well as eating lots of tasty food and enjoying being by the sea. This photo is the view of Bardsey Island from the lookout point on the top of Mynydd Mawr. 


Aside from gazing lovingly into the eyes of Meg [the dog, pictured] I don’t really do an awful lot. Especially if it’s outside -Unless I’m at a pub or reading. However, I  do greatly enjoy films and music, but find them quite difficult to talk about with people. I have very strong mixed feelings about Leeds United, far beyond what is reasonable. 


I moved to Sheffield a year ago, after several years living in London. I have recently bought a sewing machine, and embarked on learning how to make quilts using reused and recycled fabrics picked up from charity shops. Second hand books full of patterns found in Sheffield book shops have been providing plenty of inspiration! 


Continuing my childhood interests in the great outdoors where I once held an allotment, this year I had the pleasure of helping at RHS Tatton Park at the annual Flower Show. This year’s show was focused heavily on sustainability, where the past few months were spent scouring reclamation yards for some key pieces that I helped my partner (behind the camera) install in the BBC Radio show gardens. The hands-on creativity and beaming sunshine marks the start of summer for me. Admiring what other creatives have thought up feeds my interest in creating spaces for people to enjoy.


I spent the other weekend wandering around kew gardens! well worth a visit and fairly cheap entry too. I managed to take lots of photos but haven’t found the time to develop them yet. Here’s me standing in front of a huge Alocasia wearing my most suitable plant related shirt.