Tramping in New Zealand (Newsletter Extract)

I discovered that Oxford Forest allows dogs, plus the tracks take you through native forest (you can see photos on my other blog) with the sound of bellbirds all around.It had been years since I had done an overnight walk and camp and I consulted my essential tramping list to make sure I didn’t forget anything:

Stand Up Paddle-Boarding With a Dog

AC150717cLast year, I met a woman who was using an inflatable stand up paddle board (SUP) in Lyme Regis cove, in Dorset. She let me have a go and I was hooked. I used the money I made in my Frome With a View exhibition to buy my own board. It’s still pretty hefty, at about 13 kilos (29 lbs), but I’m able to put it in my body board backpack and carry it around town. Since we live about 10 minutes walk from the water, that is a Good Thing.

Hoover the Hungry Dog Arrives in Time For Christmas!

The paperback edition of my kids’ book, Hoover the Hungry Dog, is now in stock at Amazon (click here to check it out).

I got a copy and am delighted with the print quality and how the colours translated onto the page. I’m also relieved that all my bleeds and margins worked out – phew!