I’m a Cornishman working in Togo, West Africa. I started out life as a musician, and then somehow got hooked on languages and linguistics. I guess the constant thread there is ears. I’m fascinated by other cultures, and love the challenge of living in places where I am often bewildered by what happening around me. Living cross-culturally has shaped me: I went to Africa thinking I had something to give, but what Africa has given me is infinitely greater.

At Chateau Viale waiting for a solar eclipse