Over the past few years, for some reason only known to someone, Down the Lane has become easily found on Web Search Engines.
With this and my rather pleasurable job, some Media attention has come this way.
Here's a list of more recent publicity.....
ITV Meridian 'Meridian Tonight's' feature 'Sport Unsung Hero'!
ITV Meridian 'Focus' brought out a Documentary in 2005 and visited me at Canterbury Cricket Ground to do a feature on Downshifting.
South Korean TV spent a day down the Lane generally as a fly on the wall whilst we went about our business of cheapskating and producing food for the Larder.
I regret that my hopes of becoming the next James Bond were diminished when they found out I was 6'0" and not the mandatory 6'1".
However, I do remind England Cricketers that they may be big names over here, but in South Korea - no chance!!
Two appearances here, both for BBC Radio Kent. One on a programme about downshifting and the other as 'Oddjob Man', a phone in quiz to try and guess my job! The link to this is on the right.
Press and Major Websites A mention in a Daily Telegraph article about downshifting.
Another mention by the Guardian in 2008 regarding self reliance in the garden.
Your Ashford, local newspaper. A feature on me regarding the seeking of a better way of life (link on right)
Vegetarian Magazine Spring 2009. Double Page Spread article on Keeping Ex-Battery Chickens
The BBC2 Home Page linked to the Blog Article on 'My ideas for the Dragons Den'.
BBC Main Web site refers to Down the Lane in a feature article on Battery Hens.
Kent County Cricket Club - A brief Intro on my Job. Click here
Compare prices on Online Grocery Shopping.....
BBC Radio Kent's Pat Marsh and moir!
ITV's Focus and South Korea TV Co,
Radio Kent 'Oddjob' pay a Visit
Local Press - Your Ashford
Down the Lane is a personal web site with personal views and not necessarily shared by others who I either know or work for.
THE FUTURE -
At some point during 2009 I expect to start on a book. This is to be called 'Downshifting and a load of old Balls'. A two niched story of how you can survive after Career changing pay drops and still be content or more, plus a behind the scenes observation of the Cricketing Fraternity (no gossip - just fun).
I believe the benefits from this Book will see me through the rest of my years.
Well, my Mum says she wants a copy, but doesn't expect to pay for it.
I'm also available for Supermarket Openings at a special offer price of £4.75 and a case of Baked Beans. I can supply my own scissors and promise to wear quarter respectable clothing.
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