Come on people, let’s do this…

This is not an easy post to write. I feel a need to write with some haste but with great care also because the tone needs to be correct: arresting yet affirming but not mawkish. An important post; I make no apology that it is longer than my usual fare. You will understand why soon…

On the house…

You will probably be aware of the clever ‘free coffee’ thing that Pret-a-Manger employ; whereby an employee can hand out a coffee for nix to anyone of their choosing – and no doubt, mostly customers who are easy-on-the-eye are on the receiving end of such charity. This is a neat ploy. Customers being made to…

What’s your motivation?

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….

Fake news and for the record…

Who knew that I might start making the news? Albeit fake news in this instance – as spawned from my last blog, ‘Stormy Waters’ which has elicited many headlines and conclusions and all them, entirely false. As I said in the post – like Manuel in Fawlty Towers (a ref for UK readers only and…

I will survive…

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…

The eye of the storm…

  Finally, I have become a “twitter storm…” And for this I must thank something called Stan Twitter – which I don’t know of nor understand but apparently, it is a thing and why after 10,000 retweets, an adverse story about Dominic Holland has been doing the rounds and picked up elsewhere, including the Metro…

No ordinary Sunday…

This is a blog I wrote today for The Brothers Trust website – which I thought to share here also in-line with advice gleaned from my sporadic bursts at becoming more on-line savvy – which is at best, plodding… * Like all Marvel films, for the diehard fans, Spider-Man Far From Home is more of…

I am arresting you…

Three boutique cinemas packed with children and their families who have been/are going through… some very tough experiences. People who were mostly invited by charities that the Brothers Trust have supported (Debra and Momentum), others through Make a Wish, GOSH (Great Ormond Street Hospital) and some who were invited more organically. Circa 120 people in…

New site, same old owner…

Hello all, This new site has been a while coming and many glitches along the way – and so been off-line and not  blogging for a week or so. How have you coped? (He asks, unrealistically…) I am rushing to a new material gig now – but I have much to write about and share,…

There are no short straws…

In 2010, I visited New York with Tom because he had been cast in a film called, The Impossible – and the story of Eclipsed was already fully formed in my mind whatever happened to my eldest son from here-on-in. As well as meeting the director and his co-stars, Ewan MacGregor and Naomi Watts (I…