About Me

My name is Gareth. I’m an Englishman, originally from Staffordshire, UK, now living in the Netherlands. I'm a teacher, who teaches and inspires young adults to achieve their potential, develop confidence, in the hope of being... the best they can be.

With that said, I love my career and love my life. I teach for 5 days a week and for the other two days... I find myself again.

I crave and demand fresh air and actively seek enjoyment from the many pursuits that embrace the beautiful world around me. I love all sports, love to travel, embrace the outdoors and have a passion for documenting those amazing experiences through my photography and written words. I'm no expert, I'm not a photographer or a writer and would always consider myself as 'new and learning'. Therefore, I'm always seeking every opportunity to develop and refine those skills, connect with like minded people, from different locations around the globe.

Documenting my life through photography and written words has always been something that has interested me. It provides me with an opportunity to share my thoughts, interests, hopes and dreams. Within this personal website & blog, I hope to share those stories that reflect upon my life, travels, adventures and experiences.

With the constraints of a busy life, time is the only factor that can often hamper this. Although, I live by the philosophy that in my life... 'anything is possible'. You just have to get out there and get on with it. So, with a positive mind and a little time on my side, enjoyment can be had and fulfilment achieved, in all I choose to do.

'Life may not always appear to be the party we hoped for, but while we’re here we should dance'.

Thank you


Contact Me

Say 'Hello' at gm8ty30@gmail.com or here.

You can also view my Instagram feed / story at the following account: @garethmate


I have been lucky enough to collaborate with the following brands and companies. If you are looking to discuss and potentially share some great ideas, then please contact via the email below.

Contact: gm8ty30@gmail.com


It has been a delight to have one or two of my blog posts shared on the following blogs and websites:

You can read the articles here: 

RISE Outdoors

or you can read more blogs within my blogs section of this website.

Social Media

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