👉I am afraid that time of year has come when I try to subtly flog you a new book I have written.
Hopefully you won’t notice this if I phrase it sort of like, “if you ever wonder what happens when a young adventurer returns from epic years on the road, grows up, gets married, has kids and settles down, but still yearns for the open road, then perhaps you will find ‘My Midsummer Morning’ intriguing reading.”⠀
Adventure meets Midlife Crisis!⠀
(Those of you who have grown up (and old) alongside me in the many years since I began this newsletter in 2001 might find this book strikes a few chords…)
You can pre-order the book from my website (UK only), on Amazon UK (including Kindle or audiobook), here in the US of A, and here everywhere else in the world (with free postage).
👉 I have a confession to make. I do another email newsletter as well as this one. I am sorry. It’s not you. It’s me.
I really wanted to find a platform for the writing I do about encouraging us all to live a little more adventurously every day. It has only been running for a few weeks and I would love you to join the journey and subscribe.
But don’t worry! If you’re more interested in silly videos, brilliant books, inspiring videos and me waffling, then hang around here in my shed.
👉 Ask Me Anything. Do you have a question you’d like to ask me? All topics welcome! I’m not shy… I’ll answer some of them in the newsletter.
👉 Walking, by Erling Kagge is an illuminating examination of the joy of walking. It’s about the love of exploration, the delight of discovery and the equilibrium that can be found walking.
👉 A short film that makes me want to leave the world behind and go and be a fire lookout on a hilltop in America for the summer.
👉 A nice idea for a microadventure – the longest distance you can walk in the UK without crossing a road.
👉 The photographs in “The Pillar” encounter birds on their own terms. Fine short essay and photography piece in the New Yorker.
👉 Karen Penny is on a continuous walk around 19,000 miles of the British and Irish Coastline, and 20 of the largest islands. (via the Intrepid newsletter filled with amazing women doing epic stuff.)
👉 Do you have thighs of steel? (Or would you like them?) If so, maybe you’re up for cycling to Turkey for charity?
👉How to save our planet. The best 8-minute summary I’ve seen.
👉 Congratulations to my friend Jamie who just ran 513.97 miles on a treadmill in a week for charity. 😂
That’s all for now. Hopefully that wasn’t too much hard sell for my new book?!