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Style Altitude – interviews a “geezonaire”

Being asked for an interview by Elaine Deed,  Style Altitude’s editor in chief and former fashion editor at Tatlor, was flattering. Being called a “geezonaire” –  not so much. Not really being known for my dress or indeed skiing style, … Continue reading

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Wine Run 6 – Uneventful thanks to Trigger’s Broom

My winter’s lease has all too short a date and once again I find myself back in Sutton Coldfield with another long summer ahead. ‘The Wine Run’, as my annual northerly migration is known, went well. By Land Rover standards … Continue reading

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Not all Chalet Girls are on a ‘gap yah-er’

You maybe familiar with the ‘seasonaire’ stereotype, but these days not all chalet girls are called Pippa, wear Alice bands and Ugg boots, and are on a gap yah-er. So don’t be surprised, the next time you knock on a … Continue reading

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Why did I write a book ?

I’m not sure why I wrote it, or more accurately, I’m not prepared to tell you the real reasons. In fact I’m not even prepared to be honest with myself about its purpose. It could have been a cathartic exercise … Continue reading

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Excitement builds – the cover illustration arrives

Just got the cover graphic from the illustrator (Dan House) – very pleased. Of course you need to read the book to understand why it’s so perfect for Skiing With Demons. It shows the Apres Aliens arriving, a backdrop of Mt Blanc … Continue reading

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You really never finish a book – it just gets published!

Its been 3 years in the writing and finally I’ve finished it. Well, actually, my editor and girlfriend (Dr Debs) have forbidden me from fiddling with it any more. Every time I proof read it I want to change something. … Continue reading

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Why Self-Publish ?

Because nothing else made sense. After almost being suckered by a vanity publisher – I did my research and discovered that the world of book publishing is now completely different to how I, and most of us, conceptualise it. You no longer … Continue reading

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