Originally from the United Kingdom, I work as a freelance writer and also run a number of websites although I haven’t always been involved in this line of work. My first job after leaving school was for the tax office (yeah, I know!) before joining what was then called British Railways. I loved the job and the people working there, but it was the decision to take voluntary redundancy that set me on the path to self-employment. Since then I’ve owned a greetings cards business, worked as a courier driver and spent time on the London comedy circuit as a stand-up comedian.
In 2003 I made the decision to sell my house and spend a year travelling around Australia, New Zealand and South-East Asia. It was during my stay in Chiang Mai that I wrote the book which I’d always promised myself I would complete before I was 40. That book, Happy Days & Sundays, was written during my stay in Chiang Mai and was published in 2006. During the publication process, I had a chance meeting with an old school friend who ran websites for a living. I didn’t have a clue about websites at that time, but set about learning the ins and outs. I set up Thaizer.com in September 2006 with the sole aim of writing about my fondness for Thailand and Thai culture. Although it was a very steep learning curve, I gradually got to grips with running a website and I now run over twenty sites, many of which are travel-related.