What is this place?

Hi there! By misdirection, meanderings, or general misbehaviour, you’ve managed to end up on this blog. Congratulations. This is a place where I write about my adventures, travels, sport, and my opinions on the above.

What’s in a name?

I’m a firm believer that it is one’s attitude that determines the failure or success of our endeavours. This is, of course, a generalisation, and please don’t try climbing Everest because you believe you can, but have never used an ice axe. The point I’m trying to make is that many people I meet, upon telling them what I’ve been up to, make some reference to how they could never do x, they’re not good enough at y. But I’m not especially good at x or y, but I enjoy them, so go and do it anyway. Never let your fears decide your fate*.

*I heard that in a song once and am stealing it.

Who are you?

I’m a climate change and air pollution consultant. I’m a mountain lover that lives in a very flat part of the UK. I’m an ‘athlete’ that regularly eats nutella from the jar. I’m a bike mechanic who rides in all pink (and black). Nice to meet you.


Note: unless otherwise stated, all pictures are taken by me, on my Samsung Galaxy A3 (pre-2017) or Huawei P10 (2017 onwards).