My name is Chris Davis and I am a freelance journalist. Welcome to my place of thoughts. I write about a range of topics, anything that captures my attention in the news or topics that arise in conversation with others. I like to write as it gives me a chance to properly formulate my ideas and thoughts on each particular subject.
I am married to the wonderful Ella and we have been together for 14 years. We have two kids aged 10 and 12. We live together in an old almshouse in a village in Dorset, England.
I started writing whilst at school and submitted articles for the school magazine, becoming the editor in the final year. I have always wanted to be a journalist and after university I started work as a freelance journalist writing for print and online news organisations. There are several things that I like to do in my free time. One of it is collecting different stuff – unusual gifts for any occasion. The other one is writing articles about wedding magazines or sites for present ideas. I love Christmas, all traditions and gift-giving, the festive mood and jingle songs. During these snow days, I am able to get my mug of hot tea and write amazing articles with advice how to choose the perfect X-mas presents for your loved one – my favourite.
Here is a bit more about the interests of me, Chris Davis:
I was raised a Protestant, but now my belief system follows more the spirituality of Buddhism which I find simpler, yet profound way of living that impacts positively on my life.
I combine my interest in Buddhism with music, where there is a remarkable variety of musical practices developed for use in Buddhist ritual and practice by both lay and monastic followers.
I enjoy natural history too and living in Dorset gives us easy access to the Jurassic coast and fossil hunting. This interest in an older, very different world is also reflected in my interest in The Silmarillion, J.R.R. Tolkien’s story of the First Age of Middle Earth that shows us the ancient history to which characters in The Lord of the Rings look back, talk, rhyme and sing about, it’s also an interesting allegory to the Bible’s ‘fall from grace’ story.
Having already provided a brief introduction, here is more detailed information about me, Chris Davis. About where I came from, what happened and where I am now, from the personal to the professional including my marriage, wife and kids.
I was born in Newcastle under Lyme in the North East of England is 1974. Our family moved to London when I was only three years old and there we used to spend weekends touring the capitals free museums. My favourite being the Natural History Museum where I would attempt to impress, all within earshot of my knowledge of velociraptors (did you know they hunt in packs?) which was completely unprompted and annoying, like a lot of 10 year old kids.
I met my future wife Ella whilst shadowing journalists at the Eastern Daily Press in Norwich, when I was a student at the University of East Anglia (UEA). Ella was learning her trade on the front desk, foregoing University to start her career in the practice of journalism. My wife is the kindest, gentlest soul I know and has the heart of a lioness. I always knew this was the woman I must marry.
Ella and I moved from Norwich to Dorset to settle into a life in which we planned marriage and kids. We bought a home and spent evenings and weekends getting it how we wanted. (more)