As well as the practical advice and opinion articles I produce, I really like to write more creative pieces whenever I can.
Some highlights are below.
I wrote these three pieces a while ago but they remain my proudest:
That contrasting feeling of simultaneous inspiration and frustration with the world. A slow creeping realisation that strikes with the alacrity of treacle off a spoon.
Making the everyday more adventurous. A simple bike ride through Richmond Park becomes a race to the death and I ain’t gonna lose.
An attempt to express who I am and where I feel at ease. It’s not got a lot to do with expeditions.
If a television programme in high definition featuring presenters with mud splattered faces talking in superlatives about the severity of the situation and the extremity of their environment gives you the impression that an expedition is a terrifying experience requiring you to risk life and limb then think again…
An indirect explanation of why I ran the length of every London Underground train line.
Reminiscing about the horrible, wonderful things that you do on expedition.
My rickshaw and I take on the world.
As an expedition nears completion, you may be out of the woods but you cannot yet say you are truly back home.
A poem of thanks to all those who have read this website and helped me on my way.
I also wrote a list of some favourite lines from my blog.
Accounts from My Adventures
Here are a few stories from expeditions that I’ve been on:
I pitched my tent on a deserted island beach, drove off for a walk then came back at night…
Fighting against heat, nausea and perpetual wind on the Patagonian steppe
With finances at an all-time low, I took the money I was given for Christmas and set to have an adventure on a budget.
A British day out, swimming in the River Thames.
My first foray in a hot, sandy environment which necessitates digging my car out of the sand using Tupperware.
A unique December 25th pedalling the 90-mile circumference of a desert island in the Gulf
Tales from London
I have lived in London for many years and enjoy writing about it.
- Cold Water Therapy (This Is The Serpentine) – Getting up early to cycle to Hyde Park on a cold winter’s morning and jump into the Serpentine.
- London Loves – A Blur song plays through my head as a cycle across Waterloo Bridge on my way home from a long weekend’s cycle touring.
- A Day on the Jubilee Line – Struggling to find motivation on a 30-mile run through the city.
(I also lived in Oman for a while)