A New Addition To The Family

This weekend saw my third grandchild into the world – say hi to Ethan James. Weighing just 8 lbs 10 ounces, with a relatively straightforward labour, he joins the current flock of two girls. Christmas just got (more) expensive!

Maiden Voyage

Everyone has one. Well, everyone except me! – what? – an electric mountain bike of course… So, alongside my new healthy eating regime, I decided I needed to get off the couch. I’m no good at running and still being heavy, it’s not great for my knees. I’ve not pedalled a bike for over a decade and the thought of … Read More

Time To Get Off The Couch

I’ve found the last year or so quite tough. Being very much at my best around people, lockdown was something I was never going to get used to. Working from home may work well for some, but albeit quite fun at first, the novelty wore off pretty quickly. Don’t get me wrong, I put as much effort into my business … Read More

Biking Staycation

Every year, a bunch of friends and I cock our legs over our motorbikes and head off, usually somewhere warm like France or Spain. Now, although we’re all double jabbed, we didn’t relish the potential problems crossing borders, so decided to stay in the UK. The decision was the West Coast of Ireland. We watched the weather closely and it … Read More

I Needed That!

Well, I said I felt guilty having a mini break after such a long ‘lay off’ during the Coronavirus pandemic, but once there I have to say it was just what the doctor ordered. Oddly, after over a year of being away from people, I chose to visit a pretty remote part of The Lake District. Staying a mile or … Read More

Getaway Booked!

We’ve all been locked down for over a year now (yes I know there have been odd spells of normality) and one thing I have missed are holidays. Now, the ‘rules’ are still not clear on overseas travel and whatever the UK government guidelines reveal, other countries may not agree, so for me it remains up in the air. What … Read More

Hobby Addition

Most people know I’m a bit of a watch nerd and although I don’t really buy too many these days, I was pleased to pick this up recently. I used to have quite a few in my military collection, but interest changes and watch collectors tend to through all sorts of different phases. The strap bars on this type of … Read More

Fond Memories

My daughter was clearing the loft recently and found a couple of old photo albums. One was full of random snaps from a stint in Crossmaglen, Northern Ireland back in the mid 1980’s. I was 19 and three years into an army career at this point and as much as that particular location would send chills down most peoples spine, … Read More

Spear’s 500 2021

Pleased to be featured as ‘recommended’ in this years Spear’s 500 listing in the category of Property Advisers. I’ve managed to retain the listing for around 5 years now and as something I don’t enter, subscribe to or pay for, it’s nice to be considered as one of the UK’s top 500 within my profession. Does anyone take notice – … Read More