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
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
Get things done. We live in a distracting world of social networking, streaming media, and having a coffee before we get going. Why are we so easily sidetracked, forever putting off until tomorrow what needs to be done today? Here are 17 simple techniques to ensure...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.