I am a little late to this and I am conscious that many readers of this blog might not be aware of Clive James, the writer and broadcaster who died very recently – but I am happy anyway to add my tribute and memories of a great man.
How many stars are really out there? Impossible to count, of course. Even when referring to showbiz stars and not the infinite celestial variety. Millions of us will take a crack at stardom and in all manner of pursuits; acting, comedy,
Many readers of this blog might not be aware that in the UK, we are about to have a General Election – and on this subject, my phone lit up this week with messages and alerts to the news that Tom Holland has officially entered the fray.
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 […]
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 […]
We live in increasingly tense and fractious times with heightened levels of anxiety. Regular readers of this blog will be aware that I know nothing. That I am frequently wrong but often with happy consequences, for instance, Tom confounding all of my predications on his chances in the world of show-biz. An attritional business in […]