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Whales and travel fails in Sri Lanka…

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Of all the trips I’ve done on my travels, whale watching in Sri Lanka shares equal place on the joy list with being mugged in a Colombian ghetto and being made to climb my way out of Peru’s Colca Canyon at 4am with no coffee inside me (I gave up and hired a mule). For […]

Wishing wells, tsunamis and the stories in Sri Lanka…

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Today I found a wishing well, and it wished me well, it wished me well… I don’t know if that’s a song, is it? At any rate that’s what came into my head when I saw this wishing well in Fort Galle today, in Sri Lanka. It’s just like something out of a storybook, right? […]

Poltergeists and possessed shoes: Imagine finding this in your inherited house…

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The orb right here was what really interested me about this story today! Can you see it? A little ball of white light halfway between the wall and the ceiling. And don’t you go telling me it’s the flash because that’s not gonna stick. It’s a GHOST, OK? Seriously though, when I’m writing I’m always going into […]

Braving a full moon silent disco in Goa…

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Last night in India, (Palolem Beach to be precise) I went to a silent disco, which I quickly realised was quite possibly the only way my friend Russ and I could ever share a dance floor because he hates my music and I hate his. When we wear headphones and dance to our own respective […]

Exclusive sneak preview of ‘Before He Was A Secret’, plus announcing the winner of the $100 Amazon voucher…

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A while back, during my massive Before He Was Famous promo blitz I announced a competition to win a $100 Amazon Voucher in exchange for a review of the book. I want to say a huge, mega, stardust sprinkled THANK YOU to everyone who entered and everyone who wrote to say they loved the book. […]

Today I disgraced myself in an Indian holy place (by accident – Jeeeez)

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Quite pleased with myself for writing almost 4000 words of my new book I left the cafe here in Fort Cochin to reward myself with some light shopping, or general store browsing. On the way out I heard a big cheer and I assumed the guys watching football were happy about someone scoring a goal. I had […]

The bird-shit hair-do and a nod in the wrong direction: Fort Cochin continued…

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Today in India I met a German doctor who told me that everywhere he goes, people treat him like a celebrity, but they also take it upon themselves to show him their ailments. While riding in a tuk tuk the other day and the driver learning of his profession, the man stopped, jumped out, rolled up […]

Lessons on the school of life, inspired by the streets of India…

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Today I walked past this school, which looked so colorful and bright and inspiring and I thought wow, how colorful my imaginings might have been back in my hometown if the Spalding Gleed Girls School had had orange walls and a big crazy statue and goats waiting outside instead of parents. How different would my […]