About Andy

Andy spent 16 months cycling between London to Sydney for War Child. During that time he wrote for The Telegraph Travel blog and www.thecyclediaries.com. He returned to England to write The Cycle Diaries book and prepare for the historic Quest for the Inaccessible Pole, a journey to the centre of the Arctic Ocean.

Off to Iceland

I didn’t plan to go to Iceland this year but an opportunity arose that I couldn’t miss. Lisa, my girlfriend and partner in crime, volunteered with Thórsmörk Trail Volunteers last year. She spent 6-weeks in Thórsmörk National Park repairing the many paths through the mountains. Thórsmörk is the park where the unpronounceable volcano (Eyjafjallajökull, or AY-uh-fyat-luh-YOE-kuutl) erupted in 2010. [...]

Know Thyself

Hunter S. Thompson, considered the father of gonzo journalism, wrote this when he was 20-years old: To put our faith in tangible goals would seem to be, at best, unwise. So we do not strive to be firemen, we do not strive to be bankers, nor policemen, nor doctors. WE STRIVE TO BE OURSELVES. But [...]

By |April 16th, 2015|Writing|0 Comments

Get Busy Living

The Shawshank Redemption is one of my favourite films. It's one of those films I can watch over and over again. The scene in which Andy Dufresne turns to his friend, Red, and says 'get busy living or get busy dying' always strikes a chord within me. It made me realise that this is the [...]

The Writing Circle

If I am to become a writer, a real writer, one that gets paid to do it, then there are some simple steps I must take to make it happen. Real writers write huge amounts. Isaac Asimov wrote over 500 books in his lifetime, Steve Scott writes one new book each month. Clearly the first steps on my [...]

By |April 14th, 2015|Writing|0 Comments