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I am Spartacus…

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At Heathrow with Sam and Harry – on our way to Atlanta to surprise Tom… Amidst all the announcements we are familiar with, suddenly I hear my name. I wait for a moment, all my senses attuned now and then I hear it again. “Would… Read More »I am Spartacus…

Surprise…

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Surprises run long and deep in the Holland family. Tom becoming Spider-Man and indeed a movie star will probably remain the biggest surprise of all – eclipsing even the surprise of my own failing to reach the dizzy heights… I must write this in to… Read More »Surprise…

Humbled again…

This year is my 25th anniversary – of when I started to play golf – and despite huge effort and much anguish, I remain hopeless. It is also our 25th wedding anniversary which means that Nikki has witnessed this entire sporting debacle. Over the years,… Read More »Humbled again…

End of tour…

Today is a landmark day in the Holland household. A true first – or at least a first in over twenty years. I refer to the return of Patrick from his school tour of Sri Lanka – and the end of this kid free house… Read More »End of tour…

A leveller…

Not easy making a living in the arts. Certainly, the odds are firmly stacked against with millions taking aim and so few hitting the target let alone the bullseye. We are familiar with statistics about how many actors are unemployed. Variously 90-95%. And I can… Read More »A leveller…

Valentines Day Blues…

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Bit of a landmark for team Holland today with my twins, Sam and Harry marking 20 years on planet earth. This is Motorola and Ericsson to the anyone who remembers my old stand-up routine. “Nokia (Tom) – he’s hands free now… obviously.” I remember doing… Read More »Valentines Day Blues…

A perfect irony?

Nice of the producers of The Impossible to release the DVD on my birthday (yesterday).  It made for an exciting trip to HMV. The whole family were in tow but Tom and I went up to the counter together. I half wondered if he might get… Read More »A perfect irony?