On rare occasions (time permitting) I love to visit my local library and leisurely flick through the pages of ‘Men’s Health Magazine’. Even though this publication does have articles about bodybuilding it also enough diverse content to satisfy a broader demographic. For example, they have a strong focus on general nutrition and in particularly healthy food. To a large extent I mainly eat a non-processed diet and at a ripe old age of 50 feel better than ever. However, this doesn’t stop me from drinking alcohol (in moderation) and succumbing to indulgences like dark chocolate. In fact, the latter was the subject of my last book, which hopefully will be released in early 2019. » Read more

In the last 6 years (since moving to Australia) I have really come to appreciate the most important things in life. As a father and a husband, the key priority is ensuring my families general well being. Ultimately this means purchasing reliable safe cars and a dependable security system. Like most people, we have smoke detectors installed and a decent enough burglar alarm. We also have a private intercom with an integrated camera. However, in the modern world sometimes these precautionary measures are still not enough. That is why I was intrigued to learn about the Arlo Pro 2 from Netgear. » Read more

Presently I have been collaborating with some very talented craftsman on a series of design projects. One great example is a bespoke watch concept platform called Paolo Mathai, which is named after my 8-years old son. So far (with an enormous amount of help) I have created 3 unique Swiss mechanical timepieces with another 3 in the pipeline. This creative experience has had a profound effect on the way I write because of the challenges involved. If you are a micro brand trying to break into a competitive industry (dominated by Swatch, LVMH, and Richemont) finances are normally a major consideration. However, despite all these obstacles Égard Watch Company has attracted a huge loyal following. » Read more

When I started my art degree over 30-years ago in England life was massively different from what it is now. My specialty was Illustration and at the time Manchester Metropolitan University (formerly Manchester Polytechnic) offered the best course in the country. However, they had limited resources, which meant that students had to rely solely on traditional methods like drawing, painting, printing etc. Presently I still have a lot of friends who work in animation and they now use professional digital software (combined with these skills) to do the same job. They also need to send large graphics files globally and therefore rely on a fast reliable internet service. » Read more