Walking the Duver

  • 15 Dec 2015

A favourite walk at this time of year is to walk from the St Helen’s Duver round the harbour and along the coast to the lifeboat station. This is a walk that is glorious at any time of year, of course, but as a family we find it particularly fun on one of those crisp clear win...

Appointed Honorary Lieutenant Commander Royal Naval Reserve

  • 29 Oct 2015

Official notice in The London Gazette. 27 October 2015. www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/61392/supplement/21042

Isle of Wight County Press

  • 16 Oct 2015

Naval Salute for charity work. Appointed as an Honorary Lieutenant Commander RNR.

Taking the Monastery Walk

  • 18 Sep 2015

Autumn is a very special time of year on the Island. The summer crowds have departed and a certain quietness and gentleness returns. The evenings begin to draw in and the debate begins about when to turn the heating on or light the fire for the first time in several months. Yo...

Birkbeck's Centre For The Study Of British Politics And Public Life

  • 1 Sep 2015

Appointed to the board of Birkbeck's Centre For The Study Of British Politics And Public Life: www.csbppl.com

Age UK Spinnaker Tower abseil

  • 20 Aug 2015

Receiving the Age UK IOW certificate to mark my Spinnaker Tower abseil which raised over £1,600 for the island charity

Bembridge Lifeboat Station

  • 19 Aug 2015

The summer is a time when many people are enjoying themselves near, in or on the water around the Island. It’s a great time of the year for people of all ages to enjoy themselves on the miles of beautiful beaches or enjoy sea swimming, sailing, boating or kayaking. Often what ...

Britain’s EU referendum is a debate for all: it’s too important to leave it to professional politicians and commentators.

  • 15 Jul 2015

There are few issues that provoke as much passion or cut across the usual party lines as sharply as Britain’s membership of the European Union. Being labelled pro- or anti-European has come to be regarded as a term of abuse or a badge of honour – depending on your view. For po...

The Classic Boat Museum

  • 24 Jun 2015

To download the original article in pdf format please click here. The Classic Boat Museum at Cowes is one of the Island’s best visits. Suitable for young and old alike. It has something for everyone who is interested in boating of all kinds. The museum has an impressive arr...

David Cameron's unique opportunity

  • 11 May 2015

Against the odds and confounding the pundits David Cameron is forming the first majority Conservative administration since 1992. It is a remarkable achievement. Few thought it could or would be done. As broad as the election victory is for the Conservatives it also has deep ro...