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.
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 […]
A busy and expensive time of year for me with Nikki’s birthday and her (our) 25th wedding anniversary in quick succession and part of the celebrations, we are set take in a West End musical and this holds some trepidation for me. You see, not really my thing, musicals. Too formulaic. Big opening number (usually, […]
I say at the end of Eclipsed, how grateful I am to anyone kind enough to review my book/s on-line – and so on a cold Monday morning in London, seeing this review of Eclipsed was very welcome indeed. Thank you, Romany. Honest, heartwarming and hopeful. Couldn’t put it down. 8 March 2019 Format: Paperback […]
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 all. Who knew that the thing could ring so often […]
Last night, The Impossible was screened on Channel Four – which I watched and enjoyed as much for the memories of seeing this film being made and watching my son in it – and also following the kind comments on twitter. There were some detractors though which is to be expected with anything subjective like […]