I'm a Northerner, but have worked around the UK and settled in the South almost 20 years. Recently, I came across this old photo of when I was carried to safety by Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team for a feature for Cumbrian Newspapers. It was while I was reporting for The Whitehaven News and Evening News and Star that I interviewed convicted murderers at Millom Prison, went to Poland with a charity to deliver aid to orphans and to the Isle of Man with Carol Thatcher.
For the Middlesbrough Evening Gazette, I was rescued from the North Sea by Redcar RNLI and covered Princess Di's royal visit for the Derby Evening Telegraph. I've been blessed with the opportunity to interview celebrities like Imran Khan, Anthony Andrews, Jeffrey Archer and Mo Mowlam. I saw many TV and film stars while working as a broadcast journalist at the BBC too, but you have to pretend not to be star-struck, don't you, when you are a professional!
As the Editor of an international Christian satellite TV listings magazine, I spoke to some of the world's top worship leaders like Graham Kendrick, YFriday, Ben Cantalon and Peter Wilson of Hillsong, and famous ministers like Andrew Wommack, the Vicar of Baghdad and Jentezen Franklin.
Being a journalist for regional, national and internation media was an honour and a blessing from God, but I can quite honestly say that nothing compares to having a good chat with family and friends and the excitement of working for other businesses across Colchester, Essex and the south-east, as the owner of WRITE WAI PR & COPYWRITING SERVICES!
My interests include spending time with my family, travelling, kayaking, photogaphy, social media and singing in a band.