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, thinker, collector, nature lover, adopted Welshman, one time climber and occasional cyclist. You'll find it all in the Bike Shed somewhere.
I'm currently writing a book about fatherhood and landscape (scheduled for publication October 2012) as well as learning to play the banjo - these things are not related.