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Online learning: how to launch your own blog course for City Academy

May 6, 2022

My latest course for City Academy has just finished. This was a six-week online course, based around the concept of developing and launching your own blog. We covered some key ideas, including: Identifying your audience and niche Generating ideas Writing structure and identifying the ‘hook’ Editing and headlines Blog strategy… Read more

How to spend a Roman-heritage weekend in Hadrian’s Wall country

May 2, 2022

My latest assignment took me to the wide-open spaces of Northumberland. I was there researching a feature for Discover Britain magazine about events to celebrate the 1900 years since the Romans started building Hadrian’s Wall [pictured above]. The Wall, built over seven years from 122AD, comprised a series of a gates… Read more

Why the hidden-treasure town of Nantwich should be your next staycation

April 19, 2022

Spring finds me driving the rural backroads of south Cheshire. I’m here on assignment for Telegraph Travel, writing a postcard from Cheshire as part of a series of articles by writers around the UK. Each one is about an under-the-radar destinations for UK staycations with a sprinkle of celebratory stardust.… Read more