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Permanent Tourist

A personal website by Mark Howells-Mead

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Six (and nine) years on

If it weren’t for the fact that I have a lovely, daily reminder, it would be difficult to believe that it’s been nine years since I first met Jo in person. We’d started exchanging e-mails ten months earlier and I visited her and her parents in Scotland in October 2004, since when we’ve been together.… (Read More)

Remember when…?

Sometimes I remember to take a photo just so that I can look at it one day in the future and say, “do you remember when we used to do this?” One day, this photo will be twenty years ago.

Love of my life

You know how the saying goes: behind every good man stands a great woman.

The only one for me

My light in the darkness, who has more patience for my photographic madness than I could imagine in a thousand dreams.

Tea Dressing

I bought Jo this dress last weekend. It’s lovely; a modern tea dress reminiscent of years gone by. Jo’s figure and style is greatly flattered by dresses like this and where it comes and goes from fashion listings (so I’ve read: don’t think for a minute that I have any idea of women’s fashion), Jo… (Read More)

Fiancées

Photo by Jo’s dad Roy in September, when we visited Männlichen for the day with him and Jo’s mum Pat.

The Ring

I designed Jo’s engagement ring myself and it was made by a goldsmith associated with Rolf Dillmann in Berne. The ring contains two rubies and a diamond on a white gold band in a classic design. The band is slim where it joins the setting and increases in breadth towards the rear of the ring,… (Read More)