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No-one likes January. It’s rubbish. The weather’s freezing. The Christmas tree’s been sent to the dump. You’ve only just come out of traction, after being trampled underfoot at Black Friday, and now you’ve got to do it all again in…

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Rice Pudding

Last week I ate rice pudding for the first time in about fifteen years. And it was blooming lovely. A sweet, delicious time machine of a dessert. Although it wasn’t quite the same as when I was little. My mum…

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The Random World of Kids

  I have three kids (one of each – ho ho) and I love being a dad. In fact, I’d say the best thing about being a writer is being able to knock around with the children during my frequent…

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Derian Dreams

Hi there, So last summer I got an email out of the blue from a man called John Rullo, who works for Derian House Children’s Hospice in my home county of Lancashire (www.derianhouse.co.uk). He was a man with a dream…

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Book news!

Well how do you all do?   I’m very well indeed, although the writing shed is a bit warm today – my brain feels like it’s been slowly baked this afternoon.   Lots of cool things have happened recently. Firstly,…

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First Drafts

  Well hello there! I hope you’re well. And may I say a Happy New Year? It’s still just about January…   I’ve been smashing my great big flabby fingers against my keyboard for the past few weeks, getting to…

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Teaching

I’ve been a teacher since 2003 and I still work part time in a primary school. Since I started writing, colleagues have often asked if I’m hoping to jack in the teaching and write full-time one day. They’re usually faintly…

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Me Love The Cake!

I used to be obsessed with biscuits. But now I’ve hit 36 I’ve moved on. Grown up. I’m a changed man. I’ve refined and revolutionised my diet. Yep. I’m onto cakes now. Don’t get me wrong, I still love a…

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Jam Doughnut Shortlisted for Award!

I’m thoroughly chuffed that The Jam Doughnut That Ruined My Life has been shortlisted for the brilliantly-named Worcestershire’s Awesomest Book Award. It’s so lovely to be recognised like this. When you sit on your own in a shed all day…

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