Make every minute count ...
That's what I do as a journalist, make every minute count, with more than 30 years' experience in regional, national, international
newspapers, magazines and online sites.
I take my work seriously, but don't take myself too seriously.
After many years being happily shackled to a desk at the Kent Messenger Group and Daily Telegraph
my sense of humour has stayed intact but I have left others to run the tough production shifts while
I write travel and cruise features mainly with a focus on arts, gardens, history, architecture, music and wildlife.
I have a regular column 'All Aboard' for cruise news in the Daily Mail and contribute to the Daily Telegraph Cruise pages and World of Cruising magazine. I'm the cruise news writer for House & Gardens' Destinations magazine, yourlifechoices.com and LARKmusic magazine.
I write guest blogs and features for Saga Holidays, Scenic, Fred. Olsen cruise lines and Olympic Holidays.
Marking the 100th anniversary of World War I 1914-1918 I filed more than 80 features, including several new stories which featured in Saga Magazine, the Daily Express and Sunday Mirror.
EDF Energy Feature Writer of the Year award 2014
What the judges said: “A stunning piece of work from Lesley saw the Kent Messenger Group produce what might just be the definitive First World War supplement in this centenary year. Details on museums, memorials and cemeteries are clearly products of exhaustive research combined with a flair for moving writing.