I doubt you really want to know that much about me, so I won't keep you here long. Here are some pertinent points about me, and I promise I won't go on about me anywhere else on this site... well, not too much, anyway.
I am a freelance web developer, producer and journalist. I spent the first four years of my working life as a print journalist on various computer magazines, and this gave me a grounding in classical journalism that makes me a bit of a perfectionist when it comes to website content (as you can hopefully see from this site). In fact, back in the dot-com boom I had the job title of 'Editor of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Earth Edition', and that probably sums up my career more than anything else – a mix of writing, humour, technology and travel.
I am a traveller. In 1998 I came back from a three-year trip through Australia, New Zealand, French Polynesia, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, India and Nepal. When I got home I drew a big, black line on the map to show where I went, and it was quite depressing to see how small it looked, so in 2002 and 2003 I set off to explore West Africa, passing through Senegal, the Gambia, Mali, Burkina Faso and Ghana. After some shorter trips to Morocco, Cyprus and Cuba, I spent six months in 2013 and 2014 travelling in Central America, starting in Mexico and heading through Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama and Colombia. On every trip I write and take photographs, and you can see the results on my travel writing site.
I am a long-distance walker. In 2003 I completed a three-month, 1111-mile walk from Land's End to John o'Groats, which was one of the most rewarding walks I've ever done; and in 2008, I walked the entire length of the London Underground, station to station and line by line. I've also done an awful lot of long-distance walking in places like Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, Malaysia and Nepal, so I guess I must like it...