Martin Dorey

Martin Dorey

Author

Martin Dorey is a writer, surfer, photographer, presenter, cook and campaigner for the #2MinuteBeachClean. He writes about camping, fun, outdoor food, living the outdoor life and having adventures in his VW camper van and contributes regularly to CampsitedCoast Magazine, Camping Magazine and Motorhome and Motorcaravan Monthly Magazine. Martin’s first book, The Camper Van Cookbook, inspired the BBC TV series One Man and His Camper Van in which Martin cooked and camped his way around the UK. It has now aired all over the world. The follow-up book, The Camper Van Coast, celebrates Martin’s love for coastal living, playing, cooking and eating.

Martin’s third book, The Camper Van Bible, was published in June 2016, and has been described as THE definitive glove-box bible for anyone who owns or ‘would die for’ a camper van.

A writing career came late for Martin after a 12-year stint in the advertising and film industry as an Assistant Director on some of the more famous 90s TV commercials – Guinness, Levis, Gold Blend, Oxo — as well as promos for The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Annie Lennox (among others), a documentary about legendary British cameraman Jack Cardiff and various TV series and film projects.

The #2minutebeachclean campaign has been taking Martin in all kinds of directions of late. From being an idea to inspire others to help clean beaches it has grown into a global campaign with many thousands of followers and posts to Instagram from every continent, including Antarctica. The idea has been used in Ireland and the UK as well as in Israel and Puerto Rico. Martin has spoken about the campaign at the Blue Flag Operators’ Conference in Holland, was invited to speak at TEDx Kiel University and on BBC’s Springwatch.

Martin Dorey @@campervanliving

Checking in on the kids today. They are at their mum's. She's NHS and is isolating right now. Anyone know how to use Skype?

#2minutesofpositivity at 2pm.
Dear Bo!
A safe space in our homes.
Thank you @lozzadavies ❤️🙏🏻
Love his heart.

This. Read this. And then remember it.

I did a song about how I fell in love with my first surfboard. It's not good. But it should make you smile. #2minutesofpositivity

And us too!!! Go Laura.

All of this amazing stuff. Bailouts. Protections. Homeless support. Community. Why has it taken this? Now that we knows it's possible, we can't unknow. We can never go back. Every one of us has the responsibility of making sure we never go back. Can we do that? Will we?#COVID2019

Er, just saw a linkedin request from Uncle Bulgaria.

So. Many. Questions.

It was a truly moving moment. But really, I'd rather they got paid properly, were respected more as professionals, had proper PPE , enough beds and didn't have to pay for their own training. Once you've sorted that you will truly have earned the right to clap.

Plastic industry claims about #singleuseplastics being the safest choice during #COVID19 are unfounded. Reusables are still a safe, preferred, and sustainable option when proper precautions are taken. https://www.surfrider.org/coastal-blog/entry/plastic-pollution-during-the-pandemic-reusables-are-still-safe via @Surfrider #RethinkPlastic

The nurses and doctors. The refuse collectors. The HCAs. The OTs and Care workers. The delivery drivers. The Police and Paramedics. The volunteers. The taxis and takeaways. Shopkeepers. Growers. Farmers. Makers.

This is our society. Cherish it now.
And remember it tomorrow.

#2minutesofpositivity at 2pm.
Our wonderful Kittie and a bag made from a tee!
😮
Fabulous!

@campervanliving Bo would like to share this positive message with the children of the world to reduce anxiety at this time xx 💚🌏

It's kind of bleeding obvious really but it took ages to get a diagnosis of costochondritis from the physio.

#2minutesofpositivity, in story form.
I have osteoarthritis in my back.
Gives me chest pains.
And sometimes panic attacks, after pericarditis in 2013.
A month ago I started stretching for 2 minutes each morning.
Guess what?
Fewer chest pains.
Less panic.
And I can touch my toes.