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What did this ski bum do with his summer? – shocker.

I hope that some of you will be disappointed to hear that Skiing With Demons III (SWD3) will not be published in time for Christmas – mostly because I haven’t written it. Amongst the ambivalent, there is someone who is … Continue reading

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Defender of the Fells

Historically, I have never liked being on my own. So it was with great trepidation that I set off on my solo camping trip to the Lake District. I say, “camping”, but no tents were to be involved. I’d “pimped … Continue reading

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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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Who are the Agents of Entropy ?

Excerpt from The Agents of Entropy Scientifically speaking, entropy is a thermodynamic quantity representing the unavailability of a system’s thermal energy for conversion into mechanical work, often interpreted as the degree of disorder or randomness in the system. It’s also … Continue reading

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Season 7 – Fancy Skiing With Demons?

The clocks have finally gone back and it will soon be time for me to go skiing rather than writing about it. The Bacon Run looms and it’s also time to put winter tyres on Landie, fix everything on her … 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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Is Skiing a Sport ?

It does seem a bit pointless. Spending a fortune getting to the top of a mountain so, at great personal risk, we can slide down it. We usually end up exactly where we started – at the bottom of the … Continue reading

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Boyfriend Skiing – Another Ring of Truth

In order to atone for my controversial, Girlfriend Skiing, chapter – I thought I’d add this supplementary blog. I was tempted to simply replace the word ‘girl’ with ‘boy’ and repost the chapter – but where would be the fun … Continue reading

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The Swiss Wall & The Chairlift of Shame

Excerpt from ‘Skiing With Demons’  chapter 3. Nothing particularly frightening has ever come out of Switzerland. Graham Greene famously wrote:‘500 years of democracy and peace, and what did they [the Swiss] produce – the cuckoo clock!’ Given that nothing scary … Continue reading

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An apology to My Ski Girlfriends

  UPDATES here : Sexism raises its ugly head – again ! I’ve decided to take Sample Chapter 19 ‘Girlfriend Skiing’ offline! A lot of people (mostly men it has to be said) thought it was hilarious but a few … 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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