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New York, New York…

A poignant week for me just gone with my youngest celebrating his 15th birthday. Blimey and who knew? Nothing particularly revelatory at how Paddy’s life has flashed by – which of course applies to my life also (and yours) and perhaps then time to reflect and take stock on all things in my life.

What do you know…

Given that Nikki is a photographer and responsible for some stunning reportage images of the various Holland boys over the years, including Tom and his mundane life – you might think it unwise that my favourite photograph of Tom’s childhood is not one of Nikki’s… Read More »What do you know…

Small world…

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Gigging this week and in order… Vienna, Budapest, Brighton and tonight, to top it all… no not Vegas, but Sevenoaks of course! And what a small world it is. After the gig in Budapest a man approaches me. He looks a little sheepish and anxious.… Read More »Small world…

Spiderman who?

A few things of note this week – principally though that I am now Spiderman’s dad. This is has definitely been the main thing for me. That my eldest son, Tom has become a Peter. Also, turns out that my phone is not broken after… Read More »Spiderman who?

The Fan and the Fox

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All musicals have a core of dedicated fans – many of whom watch ‘their chosen’ show more than is normal, at least from an economic perspective. Billy Elliot has a legion of such devotees calling themselves the Billy Elliot Forum. Over the years of Tom doing… Read More »The Fan and the Fox