As is becoming my tradition, here is a recap of my year in pictures. From Cornwall to Phoenix to Dallas to Monterey to San Francisco to New Haven, it has been an amazing and fulfilling year. Seems a lot has happened since my 2011 review – amazing how much extra time gets freed up now that I’m no longer spending 3, 4 or even 5 months a year out on the high seas!



And just before we head into 2013, a quick plug for a very worthwhile project….

Some time ago I was invited to contribute to Big Questions From Little People . . . Answered By Some Very Big People, a fundraising book produced by the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC). The book is now available on Amazon. Alain de Botton explores ‘How are dreams made?’, Kate Humble explains ‘Why do lions roar?’ and Heston Blumenthal answers ‘Why do we cook food?’ I was asked, “If you’re on a boat with no food or water, what do you do?”

Other contributors include Sir David Attenborough, Dame Kelly Holmes, Bear Grylls, Derren Brown, Noam Chomsky, Dr Richard Dawkins, Annabel Karmel, Jacqueline Wilson, Jarvis Cocker, Marcus du Sautoy, Jessica Ennis, Marcus Chown, Tracy Emin, Harry Hill, Dr Christian Jessen and many more.

For each book sold a minimum of 67% of net royalty income is donated to the NSPCC.


On that note, it remains only for me to wish you all a very happy and fulfilling 2013. I hope it will be the best year ever, for people and planet!


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