After acquiring a fascination with the dubious 1980s haircut while travelling around Eastern Europe, Simon Varwell discovered a village in Albania called Mullet, and a mission was born. "Up The Creek Without a Mullet" charts the first three legs of the mission, in Albania, Ireland and Australia. Over the years, Simon has met clowns, farmers, journalists and politicians across the world as he visits remote villages, dried up streams, and obscure corners of the world simply because they have the word 'mullet' in their name. Creating media storms in both hemispheres, the list of mullets has grown like a tragic haircut, the quest threatening his career and finances, eventually taking over his life.
Simon Varwell is a compulsive traveller, a keen amateur photographer, and spends too much time having 'what if ...' moments. 'Up the Creek Without a Mullet' tells the story of one such moment, and is his first book. Simon was born in 1978 and grew up in Benbecula in the Western Isles. He is married and lives in Inverness.