who am i?
Good question. I am a writer, surfer and VW owner. Lately I became a television presenter when I presented a 10 part TV show 'One Man and his Campervan' on BBC2.
I live in North Devon with my wife Joanne, my kids Maggie (9), Charlie (8), a dog of unknown origin called Bob (4) and Dave the VW Type 2 camper van (33). I work from a shed in the garden where I write about all kinds of things for all kinds of people and look out of the window. When I'm not doing that I go surfing. For inspiration you understand. You can get in touch with my business, Copy Monkey Limited, here.
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 (which I got in 1977 and still have).