Life and stuff




Welcome to my little part of the internet, yes it’s all mine. All my views are my own so you can agree with them or disagree with them and I’d love it if you told me either way, but let’s keep it clean folks, let’s keep it clean.

I am a freelance writer who also has a day office job. I write for a couple of websites ( and and I intend to dazzle you with my daring methods of shameless self-promotion. I also have an MA in TV and Radio Scriptwriting so do a bit of fiction as well.  I recently wrote my first novel which I am busy getting out there.

This year has been a year of change for me, after 14 years living in Manchester, I upped sticks and took my little knapsack to a beautiful part of the world known as Hebden Bridge. My friend described it as “if Americans were to design the perfect English town”. We have canals, festivals aplenty, beautiful scenery, wildlife and some reet good pubs. However I wasn’t content at leaving the city totally behind so I’m lucky enough to spend a good proportion of my time in Manchester as well.

The point of this blog is to explore this new life of mine. I’ll be looking at things that are happening in and around Hebden Bridge. If you’ve never been, it is so worth a trip and only 40 mins on the train from Manchester. Speaking of Manchester, I will be keeping my hand in to all that’s happening in this fantastic city of ours as well.

I’m not one to rest on my laurels and despite these two missions, I will look at all sorts of other things. When I turned 40 two years ago I made a vow to myself that I was going to try and do new things and squeeze every drop out of life so these little challenges will find their way on here. Oh and speaking of challenges, my new house has a garden, yes it does, the only problem is that I have no idea what to do with said piece of earth so I will be taking you on that ride with me as well.

As well as all that I’m a total Star Wars nerd, Madonna nerd, RuPaul’s Drag Race nerd and bookworm so I’m sure all these will find their way repeatedly onto this little blog.

So there we have it, that is literally Parkslife in a nutshell. I hope you enjoy and feel free to get in touch, even if it’s to criticise my straggly bush……in the garden.