I was a radio news reader and radio programme presenter from 1992 – 1995.
I started to write for a national guidebook at the same time.
I was headhunted and started working as a journalist for a national newspaper. I covered state visits by Prime Minister Tony and Cherie Blair, Baroness Margaret and Dennis Thatcher, and Prince Andrew on three occasions. The last high profile event I covered was a state visit by Bashar Al Assad. I covered parliament sessions for two years, and was sent on assignment abroad to Europe and the Far East.
I wrote features on culture and places of interest for a national magazine on a freelance basis for several years.
From 2002, I worked in schools for 10 years. From 2007 to 2012 I taught at a prestigious private school with an additional responsibility as Press Officer.
At night, I was the editor of a national newspaper.
I came to live in Derby in 2012.
In May 2015, I self published the first in a series of phonic textbooks underpinning the fundamental principles of the new National Curriculum 2015/2016.