Why I’m Bad At Dating

  I am bad at dating. This probably won’t come as a surprise to those of you who know me in real life, but sometimes people do express some shock if I admit to that. I don’t know why – I don’t really understand what they’re shocked about. You’d think I’d just told them that … Continue reading

All Writers Drink

I got asked today if I’ve ever written things drunk in response to my talking about my last piece where someone got to my blog through searching “all writers are drunk”. The answer is not no, but not yes. I have written drunk numerous times but never collected the fruit of that labour, mostly because … Continue reading

Search Terms

I got a lovely message from wordpress this week saying that my stats were booming. My initial thought was that it was nice they keep track of these things and that it was surprising, especially given my lack of recent updates. As I was rooting around in the various stats that were presented I found … Continue reading

On Vanity & Beauty

I’m a vain person. I take a lot of time working out what outfit to wear and I like to look good. This doesn’t mean that once in a while I’ll slum it and just not bother, but mostly I like to wear things that I think make me look good and pleasing to other … Continue reading

On Being A Man

Bear Grylls, Chief Scout and twice runner up of the Annual Silliest Name In Showbiz Competition (he lost out to Englebert Humperdinck in 2012 and controversially to Mila Kunis in 2013 after some confusion over how her name was spelled), has recently said that children should be allowed to use knives and that there is … Continue reading

No Make Up Selfies – Some Thoughts

Warning: today’s blog contains lots of profanity and disturbing imagery. I’ve been chain watching Zero Punctuation and it’s rubbed off on me (pun intended). Reluctant as I am to add yet another stream of piss into society’s open mouth, I couldn’t let this no make up (and let me be absolutely clear here that “make … Continue reading

Disney’s Not For Me

I was going to call this post “Why I don’t like Disney”, but that doesn’t really hold true with what I’m going to say. Anyone who’s dropped in here before couldn’t help but notice that I belong to several fandoms, ranging from J. R. R. Tolkien to superheroes, from Sherlock to Wheel of Time.

The End of Fear

I was lucky enough to see an opportunity advertised to play the character of Irwin in The History Boys recently. It’s a brilliant part and the play is amazing – many of you will have seen it or the film that’s based on it. Normally I might have looked at the opportunity and not done … Continue reading

Striving to be happy

It’s been an emotionally draining couple of weeks for me recently, and as a consequence I haven’t put that much effort into updating here or writing in general. One of the big problems of emotional turmoil is that we tend to sideline everything else, wallowing in our self pity, in our angst, in our fear, … Continue reading

The Mellowing of Age

It struck me today that I’ve stopped being angry at things the older I’ve got. Minor irritations that previously would have had me chewing the carpet in a thundering rage, now give me no more than a temporary pause for a deep hearted sigh, a shake of the head, and then I move on with … Continue reading

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