Leaving the safe path

Leaving the safe path

I quit my job. This post is my attempt to explain why. Maybe you'll understand, maybe you won't. Too often, we tell ourselves or are told by others to take the safe path. There is enough risk in our lives already without willingly adding more. But the safe path rarely takes us where we want to … [Read more...]

All the right words – just not necessarily in the right order

All the right words – just not necessarily in the right order

It is often said that the key to great comic delivery is timing. I would go further and say it's the key to great writing too. But before I get into that, let's examine the power of timing in the best way possible — Morecambe and Wise. Absolute masters of delivery, Morecambe and Wise knew exactly … [Read more...]

R U OK? I’m not!

R U OK? I’m not!

I apologise in advance for the length of this post, as there is a lot I want to say. What I don't apologise for is my frustration and disappointment. I'm not OK and we need to talk about why. Last Thursday, the R U OK campaign was launched, designed to raise awareness of mental health issues - … [Read more...]

The familiar taste of fishfingers and custard

The familiar taste of fishfingers and custard

After a long wait, series five of Doctor Who is with us. The first episode — The Eleventh Hour — debuted over the Easter weekend in the UK, bringing with it a new Doctor and a new production team. But brilliant as the whole shebang was — and it was a thoroughly enjoyable hour — I couldn't help … [Read more...]

But anyway…

But anyway…

I wonder if any of you have a memory like this? I must have been about two or three years old. Either way, my brother, who is fifteen months younger than me, was still in a high chair. I remember that we were on holiday and staying in a holiday apartment or hotel (I'm not sure which). My brother … [Read more...]