Mad Malawi Mountain Mission

May 19, 2014

This autumn I’m going to Malawi to climb Mount Mulanje. You might not have heard of it, but it’s 3,000m high and the tallest mountain in southern Africa. I will be walking 15 miles a day uphill, carrying a heavy backpack. I will be bitten by mosquitoes and other flying buzzy things. It’ll be hard […]

Another year over, a new one just begun

December 30, 2013

That’s right, it’s my end of year round up! I am running the risk that nothing significant or amazing will happen to me in the next 24 hours, I know. I’ve trawled through tweets and blogs and reminded myself of the fantastic, crazy things that have happened this year. Here are just some of them, […]

Cooking up something special

November 4, 2013

I’ve been thinking about how to raise money for my Malawi MissionĀ in aid of AMECA. Just tweeting and Facebooking the relevant links has done a pretty good job so far (I’m already at 40% of my target thanks to the wonderful people who have donated already) but I figure I’ll need to put in some […]

Some more books worth reading

June 10, 2013

It’s been a while since I shared what I’ve been reading lately. So here are three more books you might like. The House of Silk is a new Sherlock Holmes novel written by Anthony Horowitz. I’ve read the original Holmes stories so was curious to see how another writer would bring him to life. The […]

On yer bike!

November 26, 2012

This year I’ve got into cycling as an alternative to running. I found the repetitive impact on my knees caused by running to be a little wearing, pardon the pun. So, having not cycled for two decades, I got back on my bike. Actually, I got a bike. Then I got on it. Over the […]