I’ve never been one for regrets. That said, there is something I regret not doing during my career as a studio producer: I wish I’d taken some photographs with the celebs that I met.
“I’ll not be happy!” said one old lady, so everyone on the bus could hear, “if he ruins that place, Courtlands House. Lovely it is!”
Her companion nodded in agreement.
“In fact, if he does, I’ll never watch his films ever again! He should stick to acting, blooming Michael Caine!”
I overheard this conversation, between a pair of endearingly-confused locals, just over a year ago. Today I find myself in the lush surroundings of Lympstone Manor (formerly Courtlands House), East Devon’s newest luxury hotel, talking to the man behind it all.
If you have chance, why not check out the latest issue of Cycling Plus magazine. There’s you’ll find my latest feature ‘Gears to grind’, all about cyclists’ ‘Pet Hates’.
The book you’re holding right now is the key to looking the part. From socks to shaving, cadences to coffee-shop culture, we cover it all.
When I started writing about cycling I had to make the decision (and it was a decision) to be honest.
What do I mean?
In short, I had to make it clear that I wasn’t one of those lean, mean, ‘cool’ cyclists who clock up 100s of miles without breaking sweat…
Written by me and illustrated by the amazing Spencer Wilson ‘The Modern MAMIL: How to look pro is out now. Here’s a look at a piece I wrote for Eastern Daily Press to raise awareness of the book!
Moose Allain is a big, avuncular fellow. His naturally serious face regularly erupts into gales of laughter that are as contagious as they are welcome. I’m immediately at home in his (clearly family-orientated) house – it’s that kind of place.
They say never work with your heroes…
It’s funny how things go…
Over the years I’ve worked on developing and scripting several animation projects for both TV and business.