The stress of moving house. As soon as you mention that you are moving house, someone will tell you about the stress involved. "They say it’s one of the most stressful things you can do,” is the helpful advice you will receive. “They say it’s as stressful as having a...read more
How you gonna have a dream come true? Why can’t you make your dream come true? And more to the point, why can some people drift through life getting exactly what they want? Did you ever wonder why the people who don’t care always get what they wish for?...read more
So, you want to publish a children’s book? They say everyone has a book inside them, and that's often where it stays. As Pink Floyd said on Dark Side Of The Moon: Plans that either come to naught or half a page of scribbled lines. But, sometimes, it's really just a...read more
One small step for Nan. As Tim Peake hurtles around the Earth faster than a toddler on blue Smarties (other sweets are available), the nation is swept by the biggest outbreak of space fever since NASA's Skylab fell back to the earth. At the same time as Tim was...read more
Widely travelled, each year he covers a similar distance to that of Michael Palin, usually about 584 million miles. If you need to contact him, now is a good time because in six months time he expects to be on the other side of the sun.
This year he is celebrating his 98th birthday and 40 years as a top selling author. He is neither 98 nor a top selling author (yet), but feels that if he waits until he is, he will be too old to appreciate it.
He is currently grappling with the concept of writing in the third person.