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Things That Bring Me Joy

Things That Bring Me Joy: Tom Wittlin

WRITTEN BY
SkYWIRE
Posted
June 30, 2020
Jun 30, 2020

Today we come to the 2nd series of things that bring our team joy during these difficult and uncertain times. Tom Wittlin, our Creative Director, shares the things that are currently bringing his joy.

#morejoy

Tea

Since working with Wedgwood 8 years ago when I was introduced to fine loose leaf tea, I've been obsessed. Today I'm a fully fledged 'tea nerd'. A member of a monthly tea subscription from the wonderful Global Tea Hut and visitor to my local fine tea house as often as government restrictions allow... While I never like to judge people's tastes, I would just day... PG TIPS ISN"T TEA!

Current tea: Shan Lin Xi Oolong from Comins

Tea

Since working with Wedgwood 8 years ago when I was introduced to fine loose leaf tea, I've been obsessed. Today I'm a fully fledged 'tea nerd'. A member of a monthly tea subscription from the wonderful Global Tea Hut and visitor to my local fine tea house as often as government restrictions allow... While I never like to judge people's tastes, I would just day... PG TIPS ISN"T TEA!

Current tea: Shan Lin Xi Oolong from Comins

Films

Films are a form of escapism for me. I've missed cinema dearly since lockdown, but found solace around the net. Box sets appear to have become the favoured form of storytelling now, but for my money you can't get beat 2 hours of being completely  absorbed in a great film. My colleague at Skywire - Suj and I share the ability to waste many an hour reciting impressions and lines from our favourite films. 

Films

Films are a form of escapism for me. I've missed cinema dearly since lockdown, but found solace around the net. Box sets appear to have become the favoured form of storytelling now, but for my money you can't get beat 2 hours of being completely  absorbed in a great film. My colleague at Skywire - Suj and I share the ability to waste many an hour reciting impressions and lines from our favourite films. 

Films

Films are a form of escapism for me. I've missed cinema dearly since lockdown, but found solace around the net. Box sets appear to have become the favoured form of storytelling now, but for my money you can't get beat 2 hours of being completely  absorbed in a great film. My colleague at Skywire - Suj and I share the ability to waste many an hour reciting impressions and lines from our favourite films. 

Forest Walks

I live in the country, and the forest is a short walk from our house so I go there a lot. There’s something about being surrounded by enormous trees that brings tranquility, particularly during times of stress. I recently made a short film called The Slow Down, which as you’ll see, starts off quickly, and begins to slow. Which is the sense I have from visiting there.

#morejoy

Forest Walks

I live in the country, and the forest is a short walk from our house so I go there a lot. There’s something about being surrounded by enormous trees that brings tranquility, particularly during times of stress. I recently made a short film called The Slow Down, which as you’ll see, starts off quickly, and begins to slow. Which is the sense I have from visiting there.

#morejoy

Meditation

I try to meditate most days. I've been practising for around 7 or 8 years, learning through a mix of silent retreats, seminars and recorded sessions. It has (and continues to be) the single most important thing for keeping me focussed. I suffer with anxiety and stress, but through regular meditation practice I’ve learned to help bring it under control. It’s been life changing. My recommended teacher is Burgs.

Meditation

I try to meditate most days. I've been practising for around 7 or 8 years, learning through a mix of silent retreats, seminars and recorded sessions. It has (and continues to be) the single most important thing for keeping me focussed. I suffer with anxiety and stress, but through regular meditation practice I’ve learned to help bring it under control. It’s been life changing. My recommended teacher is Burgs.

Meditation

I try to meditate most days. I've been practising for around 7 or 8 years, learning through a mix of silent retreats, seminars and recorded sessions. It has (and continues to be) the single most important thing for keeping me focussed. I suffer with anxiety and stress, but through regular meditation practice I’ve learned to help bring it under control. It’s been life changing. My recommended teacher is Burgs.

Music

I love all genres of music, but when working, I need instrumentals, so mostly classical, ambient or progressive and deep house. I love DJ’s that can take you on a 2 hour journey. I’m hugely affected by sound - if there’s music or noise I find off-putting I can’t relax until it’s stopped or I have headphones on. I get particularly upset when Virgin radio is playing ) . (Sorry whoever it is in Skywire that likes Mike and the Mechanics).

FACT : Noise cancelling headphones drastically improve your life.

Music

I love all genres of music, but when working, I need instrumentals, so mostly classical, ambient or progressive and deep house. I love DJ’s that can take you on a 2 hour journey. I’m hugely affected by sound - if there’s music or noise I find off-putting I can’t relax until it’s stopped or I have headphones on. I get particularly upset when Virgin radio is playing ) . (Sorry whoever it is in Skywire that likes Mike and the Mechanics).

FACT : Noise cancelling headphones drastically improve your life.

Reading

I’m the guy that buys every book recommended to him and it sits on my bedside table for months. I prefer reading non-fiction. Largely to do with psychology or process - 'self help' type books too. I’m also obsessed with large format art / fashion / photography coffee table books; Slim Aarons, Tim Walker, Ryan Schude and Jan Tschichold are some of my favourites.

Reading

I’m the guy that buys every book recommended to him and it sits on my bedside table for months. I prefer reading non-fiction. Largely to do with psychology or process - 'self help' type books too. I’m also obsessed with large format art / fashion / photography coffee table books; Slim Aarons, Tim Walker, Ryan Schude and Jan Tschichold are some of my favourites.

Reading

I’m the guy that buys every book recommended to him and it sits on my bedside table for months. I prefer reading non-fiction. Largely to do with psychology or process - 'self help' type books too. I’m also obsessed with large format art / fashion / photography coffee table books; Slim Aarons, Tim Walker, Ryan Schude and Jan Tschichold are some of my favourites.

Cooking

I’m our house chef, I’d like to think I had learnt more techniques than I have, but tend to find myself making much the same thing for the sake of time. That said, my mum taught me that anything out of a box or a can isn’t food, so I’m pretty anal about ensuring the family eat fresh, whole foods. I’m pretty hooked on making my own Dim Sum right now.


Cooking

I’m our house chef, I’d like to think I had learnt more techniques than I have, but tend to find myself making much the same thing for the sake of time. That said, my mum taught me that anything out of a box or a can isn’t food, so I’m pretty anal about ensuring the family eat fresh, whole foods. I’m pretty hooked on making my own Dim Sum right now.


Family

I’m a (most of the time) proud father to my beautiful 3 year old daughter, India. I’m slowly developing her creative side. She loves DJing, playing banging on the piano and guitars and dancing - much to the dismay of my silence-loving partner, Louise (currently pregnant with our second child). Weekends find us exploring National Trust locations or just playing in the garden. Middle aged AF.

Family

I’m a (most of the time) proud father to my beautiful 3 year old daughter, India. I’m slowly developing her creative side. She loves DJing, playing banging on the piano and guitars and dancing - much to the dismay of my silence-loving partner, Louise (currently pregnant with our second child). Weekends find us exploring National Trust locations or just playing in the garden. Middle aged AF.

Family

I’m a (most of the time) proud father to my beautiful 3 year old daughter, India. I’m slowly developing her creative side. She loves DJing, playing banging on the piano and guitars and dancing - much to the dismay of my silence-loving partner, Louise (currently pregnant with our second child). Weekends find us exploring National Trust locations or just playing in the garden. Middle aged AF.


With gratitude and love. Stay Safe.

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