I’ve been a town mouse all my life – born in London, brought up all over the world, but always in a city. In April 2008 we both quit our jobs and moved up to the middle of nowhere, somewhere in Scotland.

If you enjoy my writing, you may also enjoy my book, Out of a Clear Sky, which has nothing to do with the blog except that it’s also written by me.

Out of a Clear Sky

Out of a Clear Sky

You can find out some random things about me here, and some more boring official stuff here.

You can also contact me by email using this handy form:

11 Responses to About

  1. Hi
    Any chance of a link back to TheTicketCollector.co.uk. Brill news to hear you got out of the smoke!

  2. disgruntled says:

    Done – and thanks for the link back

  3. Elizabeth says:

    The COUNTRY! Now you can really ride your bike!

  4. disgruntled says:

    Yep. It’s great… apart from the hills, of course

  5. justwilliams says:

    We did the same 20 years ago and now, having retired, have moved back to the outskirts of Cardiff – lots of free buses! Good luck with your cottage etc. – from another member of the Slow Bicycle Movement!

  6. This looks fun! We’re not originally from the big smoke, but we escaped London recently and “downsized” to a small town. Not rural, but still very different. Cycling – check, gardening – check. I hope you don’t mind another follower!

  7. disgruntled says:

    Always happy to get another reader …

  8. Lynda says:

    Hi, I\’ve just discovered your blog. We townmice from Liverpool ran away from home in December 06 to the middle of nowhere, somewhere in the west of scotland. I intended to do a lot of bike riding, mostly because I can\’t drive and the nearest shop is many miles away, but the hills defeated me!
    I enjoy your writing style, and the pictures of your veggie patch. You seem to be having the same challenging experience as me, tryng to make (allow) veggies to grow in the less than tropical conditions here in the north. Lynda

  9. disgruntled says:

    Hi Lynda – glad you enjoy it & sorry to hear about the hills. It’s the rain (and the wind) that keeps me off the bike (especially today)

  10. cavemum says:

    So this is where all the city mice escapees are gathering! Glad I found this blog, I’m in a similar boat/random part of the wilderness myself, only not so far from my place of birth (smack bang in the middle of Granada’s old town – now I am in some mountains not far away and home to similar loonies). I’m also a writer. Is it beneficial to the writing process, do you think, to be in exile?

  11. disgruntled says:

    welcome (and great username!). I’m not sure how beneficial it is to the writing process once you’ve got yourself a blog, a vegetable garden, and other time consuming things 🙂

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