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Dads…

I am a little late to this and I am conscious that many readers of this blog might not be aware of Clive James, the writer and broadcaster who died very recently – but I am happy anyway to add my tribute and memories of a great man.

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We can all get cold…

How many stars are really out there? Impossible to count, of course. Even when referring to showbiz stars and not the infinite celestial variety. Millions of us will take a crack at stardom and in all manner of pursuits; acting, comedy,

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Political moves…

Many readers of this blog might not be aware that in the UK, we are about to have a General Election – and on this subject, my phone lit up this week with messages and alerts to the news that Tom Holland has officially entered the fray.

Nothing ventured…

Nothing ventured, nothing gained – is how the saying goes. An interesting cliché – which I tend to rely on.  Even, over rely on, perhaps? Ultimately, used as the upside to a defeat and there are alternatives… Look on the bright side/there’s always a silver lining or better luck next time.  But I prefer nothing […]

Love England…

Being a proud Englishman is not such an easy card to play these days. Fraught with dangers for its connotations and connections to lots of unpleasant isms; nationalism, colonialism, imperialism… England are currently the world champion cricketers and last weekend, we had the chance to reign over the Rugby Union world also and this would […]

It’s good to be wrong…

We live in increasingly tense and fractious times with heightened levels of anxiety. Regular readers of this blog will be aware that I know nothing. That I am frequently wrong but often with happy consequences, for instance, Tom confounding all of my predications on his chances in the world of show-biz. An attritional business in […]

Life in the slow lane…

I confess a few times in Eclipsed that I have never been cool, trendy nor fashionable. I see hip youngsters nowadays covered in tattoos and piercings and I shudder. Surely, being fashionable these days has never required such complete and total commitment to the cause – not to mention pain. My need to be fashionable […]

The big leagues…

Eagle eyed readers of this blog will have noticed that I have fallen foul of Google again; a repeat offender no less and such that my site is deemed unsuitable to carry any adverts. This is irksome. I refute whatever transgressions I am accused of and I don’t have any inclinations (nor abilities) to have […]

My remarkable body…

Who doesn’t wonder in awe at our bodies, what they can do and what we humans are capable of? Run a marathon in less than 2 hours and create innovations like mobile phones and electric cars. Admittedly such accomplishments are mainly the feats of other (more remarkable) people but nonetheless, all feats we can marvel […]

Do I know you know who I am…

As the world knows now, at a comic-con in Chicago, Tom and Harry took to the floor disguised behind Thanos masks to avoid the obvious commotion if he appeared au natural.  A little boy stopped them and asked if he could be photographed with the two Thanos’s (I am unsure of the plural) after which […]

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