That's me

In a nutshell

I’m a freelance writer and editor. I play the violin. I think about words a lot.

In a backpack

I’m a former editor of The Push Guides (print/web student series), write The Money Charity’s Student Moneymanual every year, provide digital support and create websites for Action for Children, and am a writer/editor & press officer at Save the Student.

I’m also a member of the Board of Trustees at Carlisle Eden Mind: please visit the site; they do brilliant things to support mental health needs in Cumbria.

The suitcase edition

I currently live in Cumbria, up a hill and along from the River Eden – hence the blog’s address.

I’ve worked in journalism and publishing for around 20 years, and started out writing film reviews for free. Which is probably why I still do it (if slightly surrealy) on the blog. I also post reviews on IMDB – though good luck tracking them down.

This site is just my personal stuff: random musings, chin stroking, and the photos I took along the way.

To read my published – and probably more useful – writing, go up a level to view my professional portfolio.

You can also see the kids’ books I’ve written and illustrated at The Goldman Press.