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Kindness of Strangers – book

Kindness of Strangers – book

May 11, 2020 at 11:27 am

Great to have been asked to contribute a chapter on the theme of the Kindness of Strangers to this book by publishers Summersdale, alongside the great and good of the adventuring world. It was very well received and an enjoyable opportunity to get a bit experimental with my writing, bringing […]

 
New Welsh Reader features

New Welsh Reader features

May 11, 2020 at 10:59 am

I’ve been really pleased to be writing for the New Welsh Reader over the past few years, on the themes of motherhood and child-wrangling, engagement with the outside world, and wild swimming. It’s been a valuable platform upon which to keep thinking and writing, and they invited me to talk […]

 
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…

 

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…

 

Features in the Outdoor Adventure Guide #1

December 16, 2011 at 11:31 am

The Outdoor Adventure Guide will always have a special place in my heart, so although I’m not editing it any more I’m still chuffed to be asked to contribute. Issue 91 last spring had two of my pieces in – this one on islomania, the love of island…

 
Presenting films!

Presenting films!

December 15, 2011 at 7:23 pm

Last season I began presenting a bunch of films for MadDogSki, and I’m slowly putting them out on the site now. It’ll take me a bit longer to get blase about watching myself talk to camera, but the films have been very well received and certainly …