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…


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 …


New MadDogSki website is live and kicking

December 5, 2011 at 11:45 am

After 18 months of redesigning the site, we have finally gone live with the new MadDogSki website. The process has been a fantastic learning curve for the whole team as we took what was previously a print product with a supporting website, and put…


Writing a monthly column for Sport

December 2, 2011 at 7:10 pm

I’ve written a yearly ski destination round-up for Sport magazine three years running, and now they’ve asked me to do a monthly ski-themed page for them too, which I’m very pleased about. Here’s December’s, in which I chose to promote the great cl…


Getting involved with the Adventure Travel Film Festival

September 4, 2011 at 6:39 pm

By far our most exciting friends (they are cross-continental adventure motorcyclists, filmmakers, bluegrass banjo players and barge-dwellers), Lois Pryce and Austin Vince have started up the brilliant Adventure Travel Film Festival (http://adventu…


Getting our lovely allotment in the local press

July 11, 2011 at 6:34 pm

Our allotment won an award last year which was presented a few weeks ago at a terribly prestigious soiree. It’s all down to a tremendous amount of work by a few very green-fingered folk in the basin, of which I am not one, but at least I can do my…