Dec 272013

I’ll be travelling to Glasgow, Scotland, from 7-9 January 2014. If you’re a PR representing a restaurant or attraction and would like to make contact, by all means feel free to call me on 07947 587136 or send me an email.

Also, if you’re a member of the public and have a hot tip on things to see and do in Glasgow, I’d also love to hear from you.

Dec 272013

The past few weeks have been busy and rewarding.

Over recent weeks I’ve travelled back to Hamburg in Germany, where I visited the city’s Christmas markets, including Santa Pauli and the Roncalli Christmas market. I’ve written for a newspaper on the back of that trip too. A number of food and drink stories will also be published as a result of that trip.

My trip the to the Netherlands in November resulted in a number of stories, including reviews of the art’otel amsterdam,  Citizen M Hotel and Eye Film Institute Netherlands.

I’ve also been to Warkworth in Northumberland and London, where I visited the new Le Secret des Rotisseurs restaurant at Canary Wharf.

On 26 December I photographed at Sunderland’s annual Boxing Day Dip, images that are available via Rex Features and Alamy.

I look to having more work published in the weeks ahead.

Aug 252013

Over the past few months I’ve been writing for, my blog, which covers travel, food and drink and activities. If you have not already seen it, I urge you to take a look. If you have any feedback or suggestions, please drop me a line.

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May 022013

I’m back from an exhausting but fulfilling late April trip that took in five countries and provided lots of material for features and some very good photographs too.

I have new material from Munich, where I reviewed the BMW Museum, BMW Welt and Eurostars Grand Central Hotel.

In Italy I explored Cividale, Aquileia and Grado, cities withing the Friuli region, often termed the hinterland of Venice. I also looked at the castles at Duino and Mirimare, near Trieste.

In Slovenia I visited Portoroz and an agrotourism project.

Within Croatia I explored Pula and Rovinj.

If you are an editor and are looking for feature ideas, please make contact.

May 022013

On 16 April I had the pleasure of speaking about travel blogging in London, at an event organised by the British Guild of Travel Writers. Debbie Hindle, Jane Gorman and Laurence Mitchell were the other speakers. If you’d like to take a look at my blog click onto

Here’s what I was quoted as saying in media following the event:

I have wanted to get into blogging for a couple of years and have been writing guest posts for other sites. I’m glad that I’ve finally set aside the time to design, create and start writing for my own site,

Blogging provides an opportunity for me to get my voice heard and work seen; I’ve now got lots more to learn about how to use social media more effectively to draw people to my site and I’m looking forward to that challenge.

It was very interesting to attend the blogging evening as blogs are personal and everyone has to find a style and approach that reflects themselves. Ilearnt a lot listening to Jane, Debbie and Laurence and hope I can take some of the suggestions for good practices that were mentioned and put them into effect on

Apr 032013

I’ll soon be heading to North Wales to experience Zip World, the new zip wire ride at Penrhyn Quarry at Bethesda.

While I’m in the area I’ll also be taking a look at leading hotels and other adventure experiences that visitors can enjoy during a short break here.

If you’d like to commission features, photos or video clips, please make contact.