it's now or negev

By the time you read this I shall probably be on the last trip for the Elvis book. I’m off to Israel at the crack of dawn tomorrow, and have just found out that I can’t check in online so will have to leave even earlier than I’d first thought. In...

Hard Grinding

It’s all very well disappearing to the countryside to write a book, but being on your own that long can take its toll. By the beginning of the second week I was clad in animal skins and hunting small woodland creatures with a crudely crafted spear. Fear not...

cottage industry

It’s been a pretty frantic few days since coming back from Finland. So busy in fact, that I’ve had no time to develop my idea for a chain of Finnish theme pubs featuring, of course, Lapp dancing. The book deadline is thundering over the horizon so...

Finns ain't what they used to be

I felt all young again last night. Had a bit of a reunion with my old friends Fiona and Gaby, with whom I used to work in the music business. Not seen either of them for the best part of ten years, so it was a cracking night. Fiona now runs a record label and we met...