Be prepared for a successful life. While 2007 was the centenary of the scouting movement as a whole, this year is more meaningful for me, because 2016 marks 100 years of the Cubs, and I loved my time as a Cub. When I think back to my childhood, many of my most...read more
Male/Female communication. Imagine this scenario. A storm has just blown up, and the rain is beating against the house. Realising that the bedroom window is open, I set off upstairs to close it before the bedroom carpet gets soaked. I am halfway up the stairs, and...read more
Nigel Kennedy – The New Four Seasons. There is an old saying in musical circles that goes: Give a man a fish, and he will eat for a day – Give him a violin, and he will play Vivaldi. I might have just made that up, but there is definitely an inextricable...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...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.