New website, new look, new book, New European, new and old battles to fight

OK, I’ve listened. I’ve listened to people like the wonderfully named James Ski, who stood up at a mental health event I was speaking at, and said ‘I’m a big fan, but your website’s shit.’ His considered advice was that it was old-fashioned and hard to use...

My film on the Mail – and why it is good for the soul to rip it up

I know, I know, I am almost sixty years old, a grown man even  ... and yes, if my Mum was still alive, she'd say 'tut, tut, Alastair, why are you bothering to make a film about that silly man from the Daily Mail that most people have never heard of, and none but his...

Tree of the Day (left) pushed close by its neighbours … ...

I am not normally a Cmas jumper type but when one lands in the post from one of the greatest bands of all time, I know what to do!!! Check out my earlier insta ramble if you want to hear more of my love for ABBA and listen to my trilingual version of Thank You For The Music, and hear why track 2 of the new album works on the bagpipes ❤️ ABBA 🎶 so much!!! ...

Dog tired after a long walk ...

It’s a long way down ...

Tree of the Day. Somewhere between London and Wolverhampton ...

So this was the Tree of the Day on the day I filmed my Winter Walk for the BBC4 film on tonight 730pm. Some of the most beautiful landscapes on the planet, promise … and some fabulously musical waterfalls. Plus me blathering away to myself about all sorts of stuff ...

Social distancing in the green room at the Beeb ahead of this programme shortly BBC1. We all have our own little corner. Talking about tonight’s Winter Walk on BBC4 730pm. Fab show. Like a lovely warm bath watching someone walking and talking in freezing cold weather ...

Link in bio for interview in @theipaper about tonight’s BBC4 Winter Walks, when I wander round the Dales with a camera on a selfie stick talking to myself. Worth watching for the scenery alone. Plus my wit and wisdom ovi. 730pm ...

Starting tomorrow. ...

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