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Around The World Cycle

Around the World Cycle

  • 26th February 2020

In August 2018, I left the Army and set off from home with a second-hand bike. I wrote this on my blog: "I head alone to the continent excited and nervous. In reality, I don’t know what to fully expect.…

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Pre-departure thoughts

  • 7th August 2018

Simone de Beauvoir "To exist is to dare to throw oneself into the world" That little bit of trepidation before embarking on an adventure is something we’ve all experienced before. There’s the anxiety of what could go wrong. The fear…

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West Highland Way

West Highland Way

  • 23rd July 2018

Robert Burns "Wherever I wander,  wherever I rove, The hills of the Highlands forever I love" Much of my childhood was spent traipsing the Scottish hills. It is a place that has always compelled me to explore its wild beauty…

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Seven Summits - Antarctica - Vinson

How to choose a book cover

  • 12th July 2018

Edwin Land “Politeness is the poison of collaboration” Writing In Search of Sisu was a wonderful and cathartic experience. Going through the editing phase, or at least Stages 2-3 (see this post on How to Edit a Book), was also…

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In Search Of Sisu

In Search of Sisu Book Launch

  • 11th July 2018

Frank Sinatra “For what is a man, what has he got If not himself, then he has naught To say the things he truly feels And not the words of one who kneels The record shows I took the blows…

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In Search Of Sisu - Reading

Why I Love Reading

  • 10th June 2018

Stephen King “Books are a uniquely portable magic.” I resented reading when I was a child. It took a great many years of persuasion for me to finally yield. A string of obsessive reading urges followed in the form of…

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Montblanc

Should I self-publish my book?

  • 10th June 2018

David Lynch "I believe in creative control. No matter what anyone makes, they should have control over it.” You’ve got an idea and decided to write a book. Step one on the literary journey is complete but there’s a whole…

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In Search Of Sisu - Kickstarter

Top 10 Kickstarter Tips

  • 10th June 2018

Aristotle "There is only one way to avoid criticism: Do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing."  I am by no means an expert on this. I have run a successful campaign for one book but did try and learn quite…

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In Search Of Sisu - Kickstarter

In Search of Sisu Kickstarter Success!

  • 10th June 2018

Abraham Lincoln “You can please some of the people some of the time, all of the people some of the time, some of the people all of the time, but you can never please all of the people all of…

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Bikes And Books

Bikes and Books

  • 9th June 2018

Arthur Conan Doyle “When the spirits are low, when the day appears dark, when work becomes monotonous, when hope hardly seems worth having, just mount a bicycle and go out for a spin down the road, without thought on anything but the…

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