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
Feed the birds. ‘Tits like coconuts’ might sound like the perfect prompt for comedy material, but it is a serious matter. The weather may currently be mild, but the winter can throw a cold spell at us at any time, and with garden bird numbers diminishing...read more
Don’t forget: If I go into town with the aim of buying bread and picking up my dry cleaning, you can guarantee that upon my return Rachel will say “What took you so long, and where are your trousers?” Anyone who has travelled with me as I take the longest...read more
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
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.