Priest in the Church of England. Trustee SPCK. Father, husband, son. "Small acts of Good change the world."

Happy New Year

It’s that time again when we look back over the last 12 months and take stock of what we’ve done, and importantly, take a moment to think about what’s to come.

For my part, it’s been a massive year of change. Leaving the BBC, joining Lonely Planet, and moving half way around the globe to live in Melbourne. Last year’s New Years Eve saw Catherine and I on the Thames watching the fireworks in Central London. This year we’ll be at home in South Wales surrounded by family as we prepare to move our whole lives to Australia permanently.

It’s been a stunning 2008 – highlights include Mashed08 at Alexandra Palace, getting to St Petersburg on my motorbike with Patrick and Stace, and running the BBC Innovation Labs to great success.

2009 will be a brilliant year I have no doubt. Catherine will join me in Oz, I get to run a new event (Lonely Travel Bloggers Awards) in San Francisco, and with any luck I’ll get out to Alice Springs on a new motorbike.

Finally and most importantly. Happy New Year to you all. Thank you for your support, however offered, over 2008 and I look forward to spending more time with you all in 2009. Keep in touch 🙂

1 Comment

  1. Joshua Samuel Brown

    Ah, another opportunity to prove that I’m a person and not a spam script, raising that age old philosophical question of just what constitutes the “I” anyway. Lovely picture of the Eye. I must say that I’m envious of your new gig in Melbourne, mostly because it’ll give you the chance to ride your new motorcycle out to Alice Springs.

    Seriously, the one thing I loved about living in Texas – aside from having lots of land and being able to fire off shotguns whenever I liked, was the motorcycling.
    Had I stayed there, and not fled back to Asia after flogging my Yamaha 535, I’d have pitched the ultimate LP Texas Motorcycle guide.

    Anyway, keep blogging. Nice to see you in a non-work way.