Reality & Romance: a blog about change

“I am happy to report that in the war between reality and romance, reality is not the stronger.”
― John Steinbeck, Travels with Charley: In Search of America

A selection of thoughts on the way the world is changing, plus the original ‘Reality & Romance, marketer’s travel blog’.


Updating the blog


Well, as usual, it seems I am useless at updating this blog, but I have been reasonably proactive at writing articles for other people. I’m repositioning this to be less about travel (I’ve taken the decision to live in Bristol for some time) and more about commentary on branding, marketing, business innovation and trends. I’m in the process of revamping this as a better website to advertise what I do too, so stay tuned.

In the interim, I’ll be posting old articles of mine, so they’re all in one place. Happy holidays and looking forward to 2015!


Well, it’s been a long time hasn’t it?

*Blows dust off keyboard*

I had started this with the intention of it being regularly updated with bitesized chunks of info, thoughts and general stuff. Who knew that moving to a new city, learning a new language and working for yourself for the first time could be so absorbing? Lots of new stuff coming: as a teaser, there’s going to be a John Steinbeck vs. Channing Tatum post, as well as one on small fried things that aren’t scotch eggs. In the interim, here’s a photo of Ipanema at sunrise, taken from the top of Vidigal favela. It’s supposed to signal new starts/leafs and draw a line under the guilt I feel about being so neglectful of this blog.

Até em breve……