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.
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 […]
Stand-up comedy is often used as a route to more glamorous realms. Most talk show hosts in the US and some in the UK are or have been stand ups. Many actors too and even movie stars herald from stand-up. Michael Keaton. Eddie Murphy. Woody Allen. Tim Allen. Steve Martin. John Candy. Kevin Hart… But […]
I receive increasing amounts of correspondence these days through the various social media channels – mainly email – and I try to reply to them all, save the proposals of marriage (to Tom, not me) and or declarations of love for him. Nor do I bother responding to abusive mails although thankfully, these are rare. […]
Growing up, like many little boys, I dreamt of being famous. The shear thrill of being recognised everywhere I go. I took my shot as well but never quite made such heights as regular readers of this blog will know. And now that my son is very famous and is constantly recognised, I am more […]
Having survived my first ever twitter storm – naturally, I decided that I needed more peril in my life and so I broke one my cardinal rules and took Sam and Paddy quad biking. Some friends of mine invited me and because Nikki had already completed said activity and route yesterday, how could I refuse […]