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On your marks…

There are many things considered essential for life or a successful life at least. Good health might head up this list, which the majority of people are lucky enough to enjoy and yet so many of us take it for granted or else squander it… Read More »On your marks…

Me getting all Gandolf on you…

Amidst the Corona hysteria gripping the world, it seems that hunkering down and staying away from crowds is the way to survive. Or at least this is how it is being reported; along with avoid travelling and in planes in particular with the close proximity and recycled air. A problem for me then, given that I write this post in Dubai – on my third day of a 10 day tour. I could have cancelled the gigs of course but for the fact that I would forego my fee. My career choice being the original zero hours contract. No sick pay. No contracts. No laughs, no gigs and no money!

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.

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… Read More »Love England…

I stand corrected…

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… Read More »I stand corrected…

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?

I can’t get on Channel 4

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I was the first ever comedian to appear on Channel Four – well before Jack Dee got his well deserved break and the trendy cool types who reside on the Channel these days – Because I starred in the first movie that ever played on the channel… Read More »I can’t get on Channel 4

Richard Attenborough RIP

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Like most people waking up on this miserable day, the bank holiday felt even more downbeat with the announcement of the passing of Lord Attenborough – a man who definitely deserved his knighthood unlike so many these days. Rare for me to encounter such an… Read More »Richard Attenborough RIP