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Soon, I’ll be heading off to the tip of Cornwall for a holiday. It’s close by, which is handy, as it makes exploring this craggy, isolated county nice and easy.

With a landscape like that, it’s small wonder that Cornwall’s history is steeped in mysterious goings-on and ghostly events. What’s interesting is that plenty of them centre around the sea.

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I’ve developed an obsession with podcasts recently. Mostly, I listen to them while I’m out on a run; and my particular tastes tend to veer towards the macabre, the intriguing and the literary.

I was listening to Mark Kermode’s excellent Kermode on Film podcast this morning. The film being discussed was The Shining – a film I’ve always regarded as a bit of a horror classic.

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I remember an article I read, years ago, about Damon Albarn (lead singer of Blur / mastermind behind Gorillaz etc.) and his obsession with disused fairgrounds.

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I am a chronic flitter. I love working on several different creative projects at once, as it keeps things interesting. Over the last two and a half years, I’ve been working on a children’s book – a ‘choose your own journey’ style novel, to be precise.

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This is a subject that’s undeniably close to my own heart. I’m always happy to talk about the house I grew up in, which certainly had some ‘strangeness’ about it! But with a lot of these old, supposedly haunted buildings, the question is - is there any truth in it?

Let’s explore further.