Posts about Life

The new tent

Published on 16 April 2011 in , , ,

It's now less than two months to go until my final day at the BBC, which is daunting. However it's also exciting as it's less than two months until my final day at the BBC! For that means that my trip to walk the Southern Upland Way is drawing ever nearer.

The First Royalty Cheque

Published on 8 April 2011 in , , ,

Last summer I had an idea. As well as writing up my trip walking Wainwright's Coast to Coast walk, why not make a downloadable version available as well, sold for Amazon Kindle? Today, the first royalty cheque arrived.

Hello. I’m in an advert.

Published on 23 February 2011 in , , , ,

Hello. I'm a woman, in an advert. You can tell I'm a woman because I'm wearing a dress. Or maybe a skirt. But not trousers. Because women don't wear trousers. And certainly not jeans. Women don't wear such clothes. Only someone who doesn't care about their appearance would look so bad.c

The best photograph I’ve ever taken

Published on 15 November 2010 in , ,

Over my life I have taken thousands and thousands of photographs. As I type I have 6,570 uploaded to my flickr account, and given I tend to only upload around one out of four photos I take, clearly I've taken a fair few.

Trawling my top ten photos (on flickr anyway)

Published on 26 September 2010 in , ,

I've had a camera since I was probably seven or eight or something like that, but it was digital photography that really got me started because it ended the depressing cycle of me taking photos, sending them off to be developed, getting them back and flicking through them only to find them all badly framed, out of focus or full of those annoying stickers saying "boy do you suck at that this big time dude..." All of a sudden I could take good photographs, frame them correctly, and best of all, experiment.

The post Cumbria Way facial hair

Published on 12 October 2009 in ,

It seems like months since I was up North walking the Cumbria Way, which to be fair it was. However the vagaries of normal life meant that ultimately I didn't get round to writing all the blog posts I meant to about my time up there - especially as I ended up writing a plethora of articles about London at the same time. Still when you've got blog posts to write, why not write them even if it is far too late after the event! Especially when one of the things I didn't get round to blogging about was facial hair!