Who am I?
Hello. I am a writer, surfer and camper van owner.
I am also someone who loves books, partly because books mean adventures. My own books, The Camper Van Cookbook, The Camper Van Coast and The Camper Van Bible, have taken me to all kinds of brilliant and interesting places because writing them (and I hope reading them too) was all about getting out and doing stuff. It even got me on TV with my BBC 2 series 'One Man and his Campervan'.
There is nothing like jumping off a waterfall into a deep, dark pool or cooking great food in the great out doors. In the between times we may have to work, pick up the kids or sit through another day at the office but it will never stop us planning and dreaming. And that's what my books are all about.
I live in Bude, Cornwall, in a 1970s bungalow with views of the sea that I share with my partner Lizzy, who is also known as Dr Seaweed. On the drive you'll find our VW Crafter. It has yet to have a proper name, but I am thinking Janet might be good (Van it ! Janet!). My kids Maggie (15) and Charlie (14) live down the road. I have an office near Summerleaze Beach where I work on the #2minutebeachclean, write my books and write about VW's, camping, food, fun and simple pleasures. I am a judge for The Caravan and Motorhome Club's Motorcaravan design awards. I write for all kinds of brands, publications and periodicals and am a regular contributor to Campervan Magazine, Motorhome and Motorcaravan Monthly, Coast Magazine and Camping Magazine. I also write a regular column in The Caravan and Motorhome Club' Magazine.
You can commission me to write for you. Just get in touch.
I am also a qualified RNLI Beach Lifeguard, a PADI Drysuit Diver and hold a current Cycling Proficiency Badge.
I love tea.
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