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If you’re here to take a look at my commercial freelance work, here’s my selection of blogposts for CSG.  Or can I interest you in my writing, as a columnist?  Here are my articles for the Equestrian Trade News.

Not either of those? Oh, you want the really spicy stuff, don’t you? Okay, my opinion piece blogposts are here.  In fact, just have a good poke around and see what else takes your fancy.  I’m sure you’ll find it a few minutes well skived!

Anyway, whatever your reasons to look around, you’re very welcome!


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In August, I was pleased to visit the British War Cemetery at Tincourt-Boucly in northern France.  There, I was able to leave a poppy at the grave of my great-great-uncle Harold Latham, who was killed in action in October 1918, barely a month before the Armistice.  You can read Harold’s story here.


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In July, I completed the Manchester to Blackpool bike ride, in aid of the Olivia Allan iMRI Scanner Appeal. It was 60 mies in the saddle for me, in which only the last ten were slightly uncomfortable.  When you think about the challenge of facing cancer as a teenager, it really was no comparison.  Read my account of the day here.



In June, I became a member of ProCopywriters, the association of freelance copywriters.  My member profile is below.  If you need help with your written communications, why not take a look?

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IMG_6168In early June, my 14 year-old son Charlie once again completed the half-mile event in the Great North Swim, to raise money for our friend Amelia.  As ever, we’re incredibly proud of him and pleased to be able to help Amelia and her family access the help that she needs to develop.  If you’d like to contribute, I’d be very grateful – click here for the JustGiving page.


IMG_6087In May, we were sad to say goodbye to Marley, our faithful golden Labrador.  He was nearly 12 and we’d had him since he was eight months old.  He had a great life, despite being diagnosed with diabetes in 2016, and was a huge part of our family.  You can read his obituary here.