who am i?
Good question. I am a writer, surfer and VW owner. In 2010 I became a television presenter when I presented a 10 part TV show 'One Man and his Campervan' on BBC2. It's since been shown all over the world and gets repeated a lot on Quest. Sorry about that.
I live in Bude, Cornwall, with my wife Joanne, my kids Maggie (11), Charlie (10), a dog of unknown origin called Bob (7) and Dave the VW Type 2 camper van (35). I work from the attic in my house where I write about VW's, camping, food, fun and simple pleasures. I have written for all kinds of brands, publications and periodicals and am a regular contributor to Motorhome and Motorcaravan Monthly and Camping Magazine.
I love to cook but I'm not a chef, nor will I ever claim to be. But I do consider every meal to be part of my continuing education in food.
My love of cooking and camping comes from half a lifetime's worth of experience cooking and sleeping in vans, cars and under canvas whilst on surf trips, but it wasn't until I began picking and cooking mussels from beaches near my house that I had the idea for my book, The Camper Van Cookbook and it all started to come together.
I am also a trained Barista, a qualified RNLI Beach Lifeguard, a PADI Drysuit Diver and hold a current Cycling Proficiency Badge (from 1978). I love tea.