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 […]

 
My huge 10-page double article in Country Walking magazine

My huge 10-page double article in Country Walking magazine

July 3, 2018 at 11:41 am

I’ve just picked up a copy of Country Walking magazine, and they’ve done a great job with my article on the ‘Love of the Sea’. Here’s an excerpt and some pictures, and it’s in shops now if you want to read the rest, including my top ten coastal walks all […]

 
Year of Legends mini-films

Year of Legends mini-films

May 3, 2017 at 12:56 pm

This is the Year of Legends, as decided by the tourist board, Visit Wales. Since last summer I’ve been organising a series of theatrical events for the Dyfi Biosphere – the remarkable but little-recognised local UNESCO-designated area. To promote the events and the Dyfi Biosphere itself, Rhys and I (and his production company Fforest Films) pitched […]

 
Interviewed by Alastair Humphreys

Interviewed by 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…