I have been blogging about my walks, the history of Southampton and all the weird and wonderful things I see when Im out walking since 2013. I've shared my photographs and stories for free because I believe everyone should be able to enjoy the trails I find and learn about their history. My blog, www.iwalkalone.co.uk is regularly updated with new walks and information but I am also an author, working on a series of historic novels set in Southampton.

The first in the series, Plagued, is available on Amazon as a paperback on a Kindle download. It's a lonely life, sitting in my cramped little garret scribbling away. Writing is not as glamorous as you might think, or as lucrative. If you'd like to cheer me up by buying me a coffee to warm my hands so I can keep typing, it would be very much appreciated.