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My main activities are:

Music

I am guitarist regularly jamming around the West Kent area and play guitar in various different bands. I also play ukulele and ukulele banjo, similar to a ukulele but louder! I am a founding member of Horsmonden Ukulele Big Band (HUBB) which I helped set up in January 2018.

Cycle Touring

I am a keen cycle tourer and go on an annual 10 day tour with some adventurous old friends of mine. We go looking for adventure unsupported taking everything we need with us. 2016 Prague, Czech Republic – Colditz – Leipzig, Germany; 2017 Girona, Spain – Pyrenees – Marseille, France; 2018 Kutaisi, Georgia – Tbilisi – Aghstafa, Azerbaijan. Bicycle Touring page…

Cricket

I have been successfully coaching cricket since 2000 in the youth section of Horsmonden Cricket Club – one of the oldest cricket clubs in the world. I devised and run “Loose Cannons” – regular Friday night community T20 cricket matches with players of all ages and abilities. We have black stumps, white balls and a sound system – in fact Kent need to have a look to up their T20 act! We play other local social cricket teams and are always looking for opposition – could that be your team?

Scouting

I am a Cub leader and have held a Scout Association warrant since 2007 having previously been in the Cubs, Scouts and Venture Scouts. My specialist areas I enjoy teaching are scout craft, music and natural history.

Innebandy

I am a regular innebandy / floorball player on Sunday mornings and Thursday evenings. My team is Tunbridge Wells Royals. This is a very fast paced game using carbon fibre sticks and plastic balls and a very good work out if you want to keep fit. New players always welcome – just ask me!

Philately

I am a keen collector of stamps and specialise in Bermuda with my own website www.bermudastamps.co.uk as well as being a member and director of the Bermuda Collectors Society. I am also a member of the Royal Philatelic Society.

Ancestry

I enjoy researching my ancestors and reading about the social history of the time. This is usually a winter pastime and I’ve connected with quite a few distant cousins from the UK and beyond. Maybe we’re distantly related? See my activities at MyFamilyArchive.

Ultra Challenges

I have participated in two Ultra Challenges: London to Cambridge and The Cotswold Challenge. These are 100km walks in 24 hours, so quite tough both physically and mentally. This year I shall be participating in the Peak District Challenge and raising funds for The Hospice in the Weald.

More about my Ultra Challenges…

Shop

My virtual shop has been created to display all my recommended products people keep asking me about. So if you like certain recommendations I’ve made then you can now explore more of them! Get shopping…