Coming of age in in New York, New …

Manhattan skyline taken from the Brooklyn Bridge, October 2014. Pic by @jabberingjourno When walking in New York City, stand up straight, push your shoulders back…

Just one of the lads in the army, …

As TV show Our Girl hits our screens, ‘Our Girl’ Private Rebecca Harper is living army life for real. At the tender age of just-turned…

Latvia diaries, part three

Day three: More than 2,500 soldiers from five nations came together on Latvian soil for one of the largest ever peacetime exercises. I travelled to…

An army life in Latvia, a diary part …

  In October 2014 I travelled to Latvia with the Duke of Lancaster’s Second Regiment as part of the United Nations’ ‘Exercise Silver Arrow’ – a…

Latvia diaries, part one

In 2014 I travelled to Latvia with the Duke of Lancaster’s Second Regiment as part of the United Nations’ ‘Exercise Silver Arrow’ – a massive…

Caribbean notes in balmy St Lucia

  Sit down. Close your eyes. And picture the scene. The air is warm, a light breeze is blowing and a brief, barely there, shower is…

Linthwaite in the Lakes

Linthwaite Hotel I love the Lake District. Even though it always rains harder than anywhere else on earth, the hills and dales of the Lakes…