There’s definitely something about chefs. It’s quite hard to put your finger on what exactly it is, but there’s an indefinable quality about these larger-than-life personalities who produce food to die for, that makes them fascinating interviewees.
Tag Archives: Newspaper Feature
What dad REALLY wants for Father’s Day
What your dad really wants for Fathers Day, but was afraid to ask…
Looking back: Our First Father’s Day
Looking back, here’s a piece I wrote for Western Morning News to mark my first Father’s Day as a dad.
The Scotsman MAMIL Feature
Who are these fellas? They’re MAMILs (Middle Aged Men in Lycra) and this is their time.
Welcome to the age of the MAMIL.
Not your average cycling writer…
There’s a whole host of people who aren’t photogenic, fast or fabulous on their bikes. They’re just folks trying to carve back a bit of life for themselves, despite the naysayers. I write for these people.
Is it just me or are Seagulls really evil?
Seagulls aren’t like other animals. They are malignant, plotting, conniving, nasty creatures…
The Olden Days
I’ve started to sound like my dad, I even cough like him. Some say you spend the first decades of your life worrying you’ll turn into you father, and the the next decades worrying you won’t…
Steph Bridge: Interview
I find Steph Bridge holding court. She’s in her element talking to customers and friends, it’s easy to see how the former quickly join the ranks of the latter. As she talks, Steph constantly does three things at once -answering phones, monitoring emails and organising appointments. Within minutes I can see that Steph, who spends half her time propelled by a kite, is the closest thing to a real life superhero I’ve met.
Your average Cycling writer? Fat chance!
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…
Moose Allain Interview
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.