Category Archives: Adventure & Travel

Notes From a Cornish Shed – Another Shedload by Pete Cross – a writewyattuk review

Trepiddle’s Finest is back, and it’s like he’s never been away. Perhaps that’s because he hasn’t, but that’s not the point. Pete Cross has a new collection of scribblings out, and now it’s December I’ll throw in my first festive … Continue reading

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Really wild at heart – the Steve Backshall interview

It’s 9am and wildlife expert, travel adventurer, TV presenter and author Steve Backshall is already on his second conference call, facing at least half a day fielding questions. But he’s in high spirits, despite only having returned the night before … Continue reading

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On the write track – 10,000 hits and counting

FIFTEEN months ago, this here scribe decided to try and spread the word about his writing by setting up a blog, despite a few nagging doubts and advice that suggested it might involve a bit too much hard work and … Continue reading

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Not just any old Witch Way

NO offence intended to East Lancastrians reading this, but it feels like you’re reaching the end of the world when the M65 becomes the A6068 at Colne, and on a miserable late November morning amid a national epidemic of rain, … Continue reading

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“There’s a storm coming up!”

As I’m writing this, the wind’s howling, the rain’s swirling, leaves are taking flight and making paths treacherous, and the homemade wooden contraption in the front-room chimney breast – designed to avoid sudden downfalls on the hearth – is clunking … Continue reading

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Catching the sun – Tony Parsons

I guess the best fiction takes you on a journey, and in the case of Catching the Sun, Tony Parsons has you making an 8,500 mile trek to Phuket, Thailand. Not to an all-inclusive honeymoon-friendly world of five-star travel though, … Continue reading

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Riding along on the crest of a wheeze

Cycling has always been a passion for me, and coming from a background where there were no drivers in our household ’til the dawn of the ’80s, the bicycle was always king in our manor. I might not know my … Continue reading

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