I’ve decided to experiment with a more traditional diary type of blog.
Along with other longer form posts, I will use this diary to review the previous week, taking in to account key experiences along with what I have been reading, watching, and what things have caught my interest in the news.
Last weekend I traveled down south with my fiance for our Dorset stag and hen do’s.
I was born and brought up in Poole, Dorset. I moved up to the Manchester area to go to Salford University in 2001, and have lived up here ever since.
When you consider the beauty of the place, I often get asked why I haven’t moved back home. It’s not quite the idyllic land of farmers and yacht owning millionaires everyone thinks it is. Continue reading →
In the last few years I have been particularly conscious of improving my personal productivity. That sounds very clinical, but as a self-employed writer and comedian, that means looking at my methods of working. How to make them better. Continue reading →
Just after New Year I traveled for something that I have never done before, to see tributes laid outside the final resting place of a celebrity that had passed away. I went to the home of George Michael.
It would feel unusual enough admitting to that if I was a massive fan of his. But I wasn’t, so it definitely feels weird! Continue reading →
November is ‘National Novel Writing Month’, or NaNoWriMo for short. The challenge is to write 50,000 words within the month, and this year I am taking on the challenge myself.
Which means NaNoWriMo is no mean feat, as that translates as 1667 words per day. By no means impossible on any normal day, but unfortunately every day cannot be classed as ‘normal’. Certainly not in my life, anyway. Continue reading →
Football is simply a pastime, a sport. Yet, to many who follow a football team it is a passion that is central not only to their life, but also defines them.
The tribal loyalty it invokes has in the past given witness to scenes of horrific hooligan violence, but now has developed into something else – a hybrid of those old days of masculine working class defiance, and the open ways of thinking that have come since.