Gigha’s Tidal Islands

Last week my wife and I enjoyed a wonderful, if often wet holiday in Scotland; two nights on the Isle of Arran, two nights on the Island of Gigha and two nights in Oban – and two new ‘tidal islands’. Being islands off islands they wouldn’t have qualified for my...

Walkers Are Interesting People

In Essex Coast Walk I asked if it is walking that makes people interesting or that interesting people choose to walk. Today on the sea wall between Leigh on Sea and Benfleet I met another interesting walker. Jim, originally from Galway, has completed many long walks,...

CRANHAM BY-ELECTION RESULT

We came second to the Residents Association, who defending a huge majority again won by a long way. But I beat not only Lib Dem, UKIP & Labour, but got 21% more votes than the Conservative candidate, in one of the most Tory & Brexit supporting areas of London....

Cranham By-Election – Standing for Green Party

Following the sad death of Councillor Clarence Barrett I’m honoured to be standing for the Green Party in the Cranham by-election on 9th May. Here’s a copy of a letter to local residents: Dear Cranham Resident I would like to introduce myself as your Green...

My Teeth, the Dentist and Me

No one likes visiting the dentist. I’m fortunate that Mr Anand is a very nice chap with good sense of humour, and an excellent dentist. Even so I’d have preferred not to have made six visits in the last five weeks. I suspect it goes back to the standard of dentistry...

Exploring Lesser Known Dartmoor

My next book is well underway. I’ve walked on Dartmoor since my father took me at the age of five and it’s one of my most favourite places. Whilst some people have a great knowledge of the moor, many others don’t venture beyond the ‘honeypots’ like Haytor, Postbridge...