A few months ago I was feeling a bit jaded – stiff neck, aching back and sore knee; probably something to do with me rocking and rolling in the local wine bar on my birthday! But there is nothing like a few aches and pains, which inevitably stop you doing some of the things you […]
Gap years are a waste of time! So says advertising tycoon Sir Martin Sorrell in a recent newspaper article. He thinks a ‘structured programme working for a business could prove more useful’ and that a gap year should be ‘much more organised’ and that if students teach in a foreign country for some of their […]
Last week, I was invited to attend a celebration of World Book Day with another 17 authors at the magnificent Crewe Hall with all it’s architectural splendour. As we chatted over coffee and tea in the small Conference Room before the start, I remember thinking, ‘Oh this is nice, just a room full of […]
I’m at it again! Speaking that is! I’m giving a talk about Life Begins at Fifty at 7.00pm tomorrow evening in the Art Gallery at Darlington Library. Be there or be square!
Been invited back to BBC Newcastle (95.4 FM) on the Anna Foster programme at 10.30am tomorrow to talk about Life Begins at Fifty. Can’t wait! I’ve got a good face for radio 🙂
‘Julie was supposed to be going house sitting with Katie in Spain,’ trilled my sister down the phone. ‘But Katie’s got a problem with her eyes, so she can’t fly. You’ve always said you want to go house sitting. Why don’t you go out there with her?’ ‘Hmm, I’m not sure! I’ll have a think […]
Very excited! Tomorrow I’m going to be interviewed on the radio about ‘Life Begins at Fifty’ by Anna Foster on BBC Newcastle (95.4 FM) at 10am…and then by Mike Parr at BBC Tees (95FM) at 10.30am! I’ve got a good face for radio!!!
At my launch party for ‘Life Begins at Fifty’ last year, three of my ‘hairy biker’ mates were good enough to auction their services for a road trip up into the Yorkshire Dales and beyond and three of my kids’ friends were lucky enough to experience the leathers, the bikes and the crazy North Yorkshire […]
Life is for living, don’t you know, so Bec and I headed out to Salt Spring Island (off the coast of Vancouver) mid June to see the amazing Elsie Spittle and Chip Chipman in action at the Three Principles School. Salt Spring was magical..the food, the shops, the people! We LOVED it!
If you’d like to hear me chatting away to John Foster on BBC Tees radio about my world trip, then please click here PLEASE NOTE: You need to set the time to 2.09pm! It was great fun!