Interview with Alastair Humphreys

Interview with Alastair Humphreys

December 18, 2014 at 5:31 pm

Adventurer and all-round inspirer, Alastair Humphreys, recently interviewed me. He’s written it up here, and done a very nice job: http://www.alastairhumphreys.com/seaside-donkey/

 
Invited to talk at Dundee Literary Festival

Invited to talk at Dundee Literary Festival

November 26, 2014 at 2:53 pm

I was very excited to be invited to the Dundee Literary festival in October, to talk about the Seaside Donkey adventure, crowd funding campaign and book writing marathon. It was my first time hobnobbing with authors and the rest of the literati, going out in downtown Dundee with famous critics, […]

 
Donkey update

Donkey update

January 10, 2014 at 9:57 am

Well, we made it! Chico and I arrived back from our 1000-mile, five-and-a-half-month epic adventure in November and are now recovering in Aberystwyth. Chico is hanging out in a field nearby, with the finest views in Ceredigion, a shed full of hay, and a woolly white buddy called Flo. And […]

 
What happened to the website?

What happened to the website?

October 16, 2012 at 1:18 pm

This is a whole new website, by mistake! The last one was built on Posterous, a blogging platform that has been bought and now canned by Twitter. Damn, fickle old social media… So, this one will get better, but in the meantime check out the other site, where the 2013/14 […]

 
Summer outdoor section in Sport magazine #2

Summer outdoor section in Sport magazine #2

May 16, 2012 at 6:28 pm

The second piece from the Sport magazine outdoor section was a top five of running, starting with something attainable and moving on to a 145-mile non-stop run along the canal from Birmingham to London, and a 3100-mile run over 50+ days, around an…

 
Summer outdoor section in Sport magazine #1

Summer outdoor section in Sport magazine #1

May 16, 2012 at 5:51 pm

Those good people at Sport magazine asked me to do a summer outdoor adventure section for one of their April issues. The first piece is a round-up of interesting places to stay, and a thematically linked interesting thing to do nearby, like stayin…

 
A Valentine’s feast saved from landfill – article for the Guardian

A Valentine’s feast saved from landfill – article for the Guardian

March 23, 2012 at 12:06 pm

Last year I went to visit FareShare, a brilliant organisation that saves surplus food from landfill, and enthused about it here.They just seem to go from strength to strength, and when I heard that they were hosting a Valentine’s feast made entire…

 

Raindance Film Course, and now I want to write a novel. Great.

January 17, 2012 at 6:45 pm

I can heartily recommend the Raindance film course I went on last Saturday. It was mostly about feature films – screenwriting, producing, directing and breaking into the industry – but the directing and producing parts will definitely inform the f…

 
Writing for the Reason

Writing for the Reason

December 16, 2011 at 1:05 pm

I’ve contributed to several issues of the very beautiful new(ish) Reason magazine, launched last year by Ian Sansom, who I used to work with at Fall-Line Media, in his new company Black Heart. I’ve failed to get hold of a copy of either of the iss…

 
Features in the Outdoor Adventure Guide #2

Features in the Outdoor Adventure Guide #2

December 16, 2011 at 12:17 pm

Great fun to be asked to wax lyrical about the River Wye, which I did by reminiscing about all the different canoeing trips I’ve had there, from an end-of-GCSEs treat with mum to a romantic weekend away with a plush airbed and pink champagne, to m…