Who knew?

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There is an expression in comedy… Nothing empties a dressing room quicker than a comedian dying on stage. The thinking being that comedians wallow in a colleagues defeat which is not very edifying. Schadenfreude might be the official term; enjoying others failings and avoiding their… Read More »Who knew?

On Golden Square…

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London has its fair share of famous squares. Headed up by Trafalgar Square overseen by Lord Nelson atop his column. Then Parliament Square with Big Ben, Leicester Square with its premieres, Barclay square with its nightingale and many others… but the one that gets my… Read More »On Golden Square…

Finding upsides…

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We should all be mindful of ever being smug. It’s official definition – “showing an excessive pride in oneself.” Pride is one of the deadly sins and for good reason in my view – and yet as I write this, I am feeling very smug… Read More »Finding upsides…

Plant food for thought…

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That dinner parties were banned in lockdown was one of the few upsides of Covid 19 – because throwing a dinner party is one of the most stressful things many of us undertake and this stress is made worse when guests deviate from the usual… Read More »Plant food for thought…

Winning is relative…

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I don’t like to think as my wife as long-suffering, however… Extended male absence is a good place to start because it’s not a game that can be played quickly. Although, in a male dominated house (5:1) any male absence could probably be interpreted as… Read More »Winning is relative…

An Easter message…

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There is nothing as dependable as nature. Each and every year, just doing its thing with no fuss or fanfare and with unerring timing. Almost digital. I once proposed a series of illustrated children’s books called His’tree Stories for Children. The idea being that there… Read More »An Easter message…

The Point of LIFE?

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I’ve written on this subject before but it bears repeating, so do bear with me… A few months ago I was invited to appear on a TV quiz show called Pointless, a day-time show I have done before as a ‘celebrity’, playing for a charity… Read More »The Point of LIFE?

History is everything…

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History has not been terribly kind to me in my lifetime – until now that is… Certainly, history plagued and tormented me at school. History O-level (16 year-old-public exam) was within my skill-set and levels of maturity. I only needed to demonstrate that I had… Read More »History is everything…

A bit of Web Love…

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Ahead of lockdown as people who can’t work from home (or get paid not-to-work) began to panic – a friend suggested I might attempt establishing a Patreon site – which has been good fun and a success per se – but also with some unexpected… Read More »A bit of Web Love…