I spend a great deal of time away from home. Whether it’s filming for the likes of the BBC, on my own adventure projects or working in film stunts, my work is rarely within a daily commute of home. In 2019 alone whilst working on the new James Bond film and squeezing in BBC shoots when I could, I spent only 24 days at home in 9 months. Which means I want to maximise my time with the family but not necessarily my time at home.
My partner Bex, a professional Jazz singer, and our two young boys love camping. It gives us all some much-needed fresh air, time outside and peace but camping offers more than that. Because we’ll spend the week in the motorhome together, we’ll spend the whole week together. We’ll cook, eat, drink, play, travel and sleep together. We’ll spend all 24 hours of the 7 days with each other. If I only have a week off I can spend a fortnight’s worth of time with my kids and Bex. The motorhome also gives us the space to travel far from home, take the kit we’ll need for our adventures but also provides the space and facilities to keep the time away stress-free and fun regardless of the weather.