Voyage of Nomad: Press Release

In 1933 George Orwell released a seminal work called ‘Down & Out in Paris & London.’ This book detailed life for Orwell – a naïve young man on the road doing odd jobs and living in backpacker style residences of the day. I was not aware of Orwell’s book and didn’t read it until many years’ later. […]

SPECIAL: Meeting Peter Kingsbery

It has been nearly 30 years’ since I took the plunge and purchased American band Cock Robin’s ‘First Love, Last Rites’ for £3 from what was then Our Price records in my, more or less, hometown of Newport. As regular readers will note from my other blogs I have written extensively about both Peter and […]

Voyage of Nomad: EPUB Coming Soon…

It has been my intention to monetise the blog for some time by introducing e-commerce. The most commercially viable books are the travel memoirs so I’ll be starting with VOYAGE OF NOMAD. Converting it to EPUB has seen a fair few headaches but I’m almost done. In addition, for formatting reasons the poetry books when […]

Teaching English Abroad: Which Countries Require Notaries?

I’ve read many TESOL articles that make it sound like a rosy and easy job in which to see the world. The reason I myself signed up (if I’m honest). However, the rude awakening soon follows. Beware these eye-catching traps. ‘Teach English and Travel the World’ ‘FREE flight and apartment’ ‘Degree from any background’ Firstly, […]

Warsaw: New!

Brexit Britain was officially abandoned with one cool swipe of my passport at Euro Tunnel. In just over 35 minutes I’d be across or rather under the channel, home and dry yet far from out of the woods. Over a day rolling across just four countries is agonisingly slow by anyone’s standards until finally the […]