Writer, Media Liaison, PR

Award winning journalist with more than 10 years
experience of public relations in both the public and private sector.

“No-one died, no-one is in prison…”

Posted on Jul 22, 2018 | No Comments

“I don’t get what the big deal is… you write for a living… they are just words…” Explaining the excruciating pain of sharing your own words, rather than words that someone else commissions, ‘edits’ and pays for, is difficult. Commissioned words are a transaction. A business deal. I want them to be good. But if […]

Painting and Poetry

Posted on May 6, 2018 | 2 Comments

For 25 years I have been burning poetry. Writing words and then setting fire to them. A form of literary self-harm. A few weeks ago, several things came together over the course of a weekend, which put an end to the burning. I spent an evening at The Theatre by the Lake, in Keswick, listening […]

The Big Sleep 2015

Posted on Feb 9, 2015 | No Comments

“Spend a night under the stars, raise money for Cumbria Community Foundation’s Winter Warmth Appeal and help keep older people warm this winter” that was my call to action. There was a lot of dithering when it came to The Big Sleep 2015. How could I persuade other people to do it, when … I really […]

The Big Sleep

Posted on Jan 30, 2015 | No Comments

Blimey. It is cold. But that’s the winter for you. In Cumbria, every winter, there are around 300 preventable deaths. That is 300 people who die because of health complications brought on by the cold weather. Cumbria Community Foundation goes to extreme lengths to keep older people warm every winter. It has its Winter Warmth […]