words • gardens • wine • drums
‘Julian…soon built up a reputation for reliability and attention to detail…unfailing creativity…possesses a natural way with words and is both creatively gifted and professionally disciplined…’
Iseult Larkin, Deputy Editor at LivingSocial
‘I am in all a weak disabled thing,
Save in the sight thereof, where strength doth sting’
So I do know even this half-baked attempt at claimstaking is vanity. I can do gardening and drumming and work with words, and muddle along in the wine business.
It's pretty much all there in Firstly. Country mouse; town mouse manqué, along with a pile of other near and not-so-near misses; procrastinator and machine-breaker.
A fair few jobs I've done have involved writing. I think I'm quite good at it—but the world is like, whatever.
I worked on and off for seventeen years at the Annes Grove estate in Co Cork, Ireland, while it remained in private hands.
I am a wine-merchant-of-all-trades: tasting, buying, selling on- and off-line through many vintages, chiefly at Cork city business Bubble Brothers.
I play the drums, swing family mostly. I've had a lot of luck in who I've played with, and a lot of fun, for a non-musician. Have 'em, will travel, &c.