For more than 30 years, reporting has taken me across the country and around the world. I have written on religious affairs, international development, the environment, travel, and frankly, some rather well-worded piffle for a host of newspapers and magazines, as well as doing a few bits and pieces for BBC Radio 4.

Here are a few of my favourites:

Allotments are a ‘way of life’ not a plot of land, says National Society as they battle long waiting lists.

New Church of England blessings book includes prayer for going on the internet and office computer systems

Wallace the mule’s bid for dressage stardom dashed amid outrage from horse riders

British man has microchip embedded in his body to give him his independence back

Paedophiles still view churches as ‘soft touch’

Bonfire Night? It’s different for me…

Little Petra: exploring the tastes and traditions of ‘the real Jordan’

The Chinese sanctuary with pandas at play

All at sea: sailing in the Hebrides

The Independent

CHICKEN COLDITZ! After a backyard massacre HAZEL SOUTHAM has turned her home into a fortress… just to protect her hens

Working the web Christmas