In which I experience America for the first time and achieve my childhood dream of visiting Kennedy Space Center. Continue reading A Journey Through Time To Space
I’m sorry, I appear to have gone all political. Things have been too crazy to keep it cooped up. Continue reading Are You Afraid?
I’ve been trying to decide whether to do a review of 2016. On the one hand, just a horrible, ghastly year with some icons passing away and hideous events occurring (Brexit, Trump, Syria, etc. etc.). But on the other hand, I joined a writers group, became more active on my blog (gaining more followers and a heap of views – up seven-fold on 2014 & … Continue reading 2016 – get in the bin
The wonderful (and anonymous) writer of Safari Camp Life somehow stumbled across my blog and followed me, which was nice. I in turn wandered over to her blog to find out what kind of person is willing to waste their time reading my tosh. I read it all, every word and it’s hilariously brilliant. Imagine, if you will, a perfectly normal English couple (I assume; … Continue reading Spreading the love: Safari Camp Life
I had a bad feeling about the EU Referendum when the obvious garbage that the Leave campaign was spewing back in March and April wasn’t being ridiculed by all and sundry. But it still felt like I’d been burgled overnight. Continue reading Referendumb
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Welcome to another edition of The Dirty Dozen! This is my spin on the author/blogger interview… This week, I’m delighted to be hosting Babbitman, aka Nick Rowe, in the Dirty Dozen “hotseat”. Now this is an unusual, and particularly enjoyable, one for me as I have the pleasure to know Nick “offline”. I’ll let Nick explain it in… Continue reading The Dirty Dozen… with Nick Rowe!
This could be a piece of fiction. But it isn’t. This really happened to me and I was reminded of it due to my recent post about hoaxes. And I promised the wonderful Diana Wallace Peach that I’d re-post it in full (rather than as a link). In early 2014 I took my eldest daughter down to London for an audition to a drama school … Continue reading The Con Artist
I wrote this for our local village newsletter after a hoax warning story on hotel key cards holding personal credit card data on their magnetic strip found its way into the last issue. You may have heard that Bob Holness played saxophone on Baker Street. Or that that you eat eight spiders during your lifetime. These are, of course, absolute nonsense; both were ‘made up … Continue reading I Don’t Believe It! (and you probably shouldn’t, either…)
This is a scene I wrote for our last youth theatre production in Summer 2015. I’d already built the fake piano for our Copacabana show and wondered how we could make use of it again. Hmmm… I became a Laurel and Hardy fan due to seeing their short films on British kids’ TV back in the 70s & early 80s. We happened to be on holiday … Continue reading My Laurel & Hardy Sketch: Piano Movers
A coat once saved my life. Well, I say ‘saved my life’, but I can’t be certain that I would have died otherwise. But I wanted to grab your attention and it has more punch than ‘a coat once saved me from serious injury, or some nasty cuts and sprains at the very least (probably).’ We can never go back and prove the negative, so … Continue reading Memoir 1 : The Life Jacket