My Blog

Got it covered

Most of us do judge a book by its cover. However good what’s inside may be, it’s the cover that makes a connection. It’s true

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Snake-free writing

I’ve just finished a hefty non-fiction editing project. The book manuscript I was given to look at was a delight to work on. The author

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Broadsheets and space

These days there aren’t as many opportunities to see your writing given the sort of room a broadsheet can give it. I first saw my

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Gardening unplugged

On most sunny Sunday mornings I wake up to the scream of a hard-pressed strimmer. My neighbour likes to get up early, and likes to

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That new book moment

You spend forever working on a book, especially a walking guide. There’s so much to get right.The text and maps have to be spot on.

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Natural health service

I’ve recently put the finishing touches to a new walking guide to my home county, Pembrokeshire. It will be published next year as my second

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Ghost in the machine

‘You’re putting words into my mouth…’ Yes, but in a good way. Over the years I’ve done a little bit of ghostwriting here and there,

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Getting noticed

It’s great to get some recogition from people in the know. So, thanks to the judges of the 2015 Outdoor Writers & Photographers Guild Awards

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Taking wing

It’s a real buzz to finally open the box of copies of ‘Wilder Wales’, which turned up on my doorstep today. The talented team at

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Dog days

Putting together my new walking guide to Ceredigion – which has just been published by Pocket Mountains – took lots of days out and about

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High life

I love the mountains to the east of Harlech – for me, it’s the most exhilarating bit of Snowdonia. Mind you I’m never entirely sure

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Team work

Working with Ceredigion County Council on its ‘Paths for People’ project has been really interesting. The book of routes has now been published and FBA

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Perfect day

Just back from Anglesey and the latest outing with Drew Buckley for our Wilder Wales project for Graffeg. The weather has made planning our field

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New routes

Over the last nine months I’ve been working with Ceredigion’s ‘Paths for People’ project to survey routes in the county and put together guidebook. I’ve

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