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John Merriman

John Merriman

10 years ago, we opened the door of our music studio to our first client. My wife and I used to live upstairs and there was no facility for toilet or kitchen down here. People had to come up to use the facilities. At the time, we just had our first boy. Our client was […]

Alena

Alena Mikhalkina

I first picked up a brush at an arts school in Moscow when I was 10 and in a few months I won some competition. 17 years passed until the day I felt I must paint again. In the meantime I started working in the arts and moved from Russia to the UK to do […]

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Isabella Strambio

My husband and I travelled around the world, for work, for 10 years, until we had kids. All of a sudden, our lifestyle changed and we were not able to jump on plane so easily. My career progression also got on a stand still as I was no longer committed to long working hours. I […]

Miguel

Miguel Galue Piqueras

Leaving my country at the age of 19 was nothing short of a rebirth. Things in Caracas back then were not moving, and there was no future in sight… My school was on a nine-month-long strike. I used to wake up every morning, not knowing where things were going…and by “things” I mean both in […]

Candice Lau

Candice Lau

I was lucky as I did not make a conscious career turn. When I was working as a digital designer, I already spent lots of time making bags, and I really enjoyed it. Coming back from work, I would just get on the sewing machine, start making and creating products, and doing the same thing […]

Amanda

Amanda Overs

I didn’t know that I was creative. Actually, I always feel that I am the least creative person in my family. I studied business and marketing, and I was working full time in a real estate agency. But it was so not me. As I always love shoes, I did a short course in shoemaking […]

Lilia Iontcheva

Lilia Iontcheva

I’ve never known anything else other than music. I was accepted into Sofia Music School to play the violin when I was six, but I hated it. So I stopped and switched to classical percussion. I obtained my pedagogy degree from Sofia University Klimenr Ohridsky. I used to play for one of the biggest TV […]

Keiko Yamamoto Introduction to Sushi Making

Keiko Yamamoto

I was always searching. I wanted to know who I am, why I was born, what I am here for. I was once an English teacher, but my heart told me that this wasn’t the thing for me. When I was a kid, I would draw everyday.  On the street, at home, inside my mom’s […]

Diana

Diana Horsford

I love food! When I was younger I used to go out every night for dinner and I collected menu cards from every restaurant so I could read them for inspiration. I listen to lots of audio about nutrition, I read cookbooks, rather than novels, and I can taste the food while reading the recipe. […]

Sue Goode & Papis African Drumming

Sue Goode & Papis

Sue: I always knew that I wanted to be a drummer as in playing African drums, but life got in the way…children, surviving etc. Nine years ago, I finally made up my mind. Like a New Year resolution, I said in front of a group of people: this is the year that I’m going to […]