The Writer vs. The Plumber

The Writer vs. The Plumber

All parents know there are certain things in life you can rely on. Certain irrefutable facts… If your baby is crying at 3am and you’re naked when you pick her up she’ll vomit down your back. Go into your 5 year old son’s room in the middle of the night and you’ll...
One Dad, One Son, One Very Long Walk

One Dad, One Son, One Very Long Walk

This was the original column, published on the Best Dad site and written in February 2016 that described the moment I first asked Alex about the Pennine Way… It may be the stupidest thing I’ve ever done. Or it might just be the best… I’ve invited Alex out for a...
Falling in love on the Cleveland Way

Falling in love on the Cleveland Way

Let me introduce myself: or let me introduce the man I was 14 months ago. 105.4kg. If you still think in old money, that’s 16st 8lbs. A wardrobe full of clothes, 75% of which had mysteriously become too small for me. Walking? Yes, I walked the dog on the cliff top...