And that's how the Bike Shed began. A throw away suggestion on a writing course that seemed worth a go. I've never had a plan, never pursued a niche, never written a post for cash or sponsorship, never aired my dirt in public - or not much anyway.
Views From The Bike Shed is my take on the world - the musings of a middle class, middle aged bloke with an eye for what's interesting and what might be relevant in a wider sense.
Someone once described me as a polymath; I had to look it up. But I guess it fits: father, writer, painter, kayaker, cyclist, thinker, collector, nature lover, adopted Welshman, one time climber and occasional saxophonist. You'll find it all in the Bike Shed somewhere.
My first book, Counting Steps - a journey through landscape and fatherhood - was published by Cinnamon Press in 2102. I was invited to contribute to an anthology of writing on place - Meet Me There was published in 2015.