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Shetland Memories

Right now under lockdown as every country tries to cope with the impact of COVID-19 I can’t make my planned trip to my beloved Northern Isles. But that can’t stop me remembering my first ‘proper’ trip, when I well and truly fell for the place. Arrival Grey shards of rain moved across the distant little […]

So, what is RWBY?

RWBY is an anime-inspired series created by the late Monty Oum for Rooster Teeth. It tells the tale of Ruby Rose, Weiss Schnee, Blake Belladonna and Yang Xiao Long (or, if you prefer, Red, White, Black, Yellow). They live in Remnant, a world like ours – but not quite, for outside of the main cities […]

10 Feel Good Movies (with a hint of escapism)

Now, most of the time, my own favourite ‘escape’ is to curl up with a good book. Sometimes though it’s good to immerse ourselves in a great film, especially in times of trouble. The following are my top 10 films that have a definite ‘feel good’ vibe and never fail to put a smile on […]

A book in a year – The Rescue Year

My most recent ‘proper’ writing project, The Rescue Year, is one that I feel just a little bit proud of. You see, from inception to being fully typed up and the first wave of edits complete, it has taken just 11 months to bring the story together – 80,000 words, 2.5 A3 notebooks, 300Kb on […]

Why Shetland?

This is something that a lot of people have asked me over the years; why am I always drawn back to Shetland? And if the truth be told, not something easily answered. On one of my recent trips, the Saab carrying me away climbed higher and first Sumburgh Head then Fair Isle faded into the […]

Hello world!

Warning: this is the usual gratuitous first blog post! As (probably) mentioned elsewhere throughout these pages, this site will form my space on the web, featuring the books I am currently working on, some of the geographic research I have undertaken, and my adopted home of Liverpool and ‘spiritual home’ of Shetland. Amongst the material […]