Have You Ever Felt Like Living in Another Country?

I’ve been very lucky as a cartoonist in the era of the internet. I’ve been able to work from almost anywhere. Because of my UK-Kiwi citizenship, I’ve also been able to live in a lot of places. So I’ve lived and worked in the UK, New Zealand and Australia.

But I always wanted to live somewhere where they didn’t speak English, where I could learn the language. I am rubbish at languages and hated trying to learn French and German in school. But Spanish is more logical. The way it is written is the way it is pronounced, once you learn the basic rules (unlike English: pare, pear, pair!!!). If I was going to be able to learn any language, it was going to be Spanish. I also wanted to live fairly near my family in the UK for a while. So Spain was the obvious destination.
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I Move Around a Lot

I’ve updated the “about” section of this site (click on the link above, or here.). I really do move around a lot, so I probably should update this more.

1975 Land Rover with me and Billie and Duncan

Although we have been in Spain for the last couple of years, we plan to be in New Zealand by the end of the year. It’s an amazing time to be a cartoonist – the internet makes things possible that I never dreamed about as a kid.

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This month’s epistle covers the joys of travelling in a 1975 Land Rover, rhubarb and some other things that have escaped my memory.Rhubarb is highly desirable in Australia, but not in Spain.