It seems that Jimmy Carr’s appearance as a panellist on the game show Blankety Blank rubbed lots of people up the wrong way, but the only thing that grated on me was his claim that a man who lived alone and won a hot tub was ‘the saddest thing he’d ever heard’.
Today (October 11) is National Coming Out Day so I’m going to share with you how I told my mother I was bisexual, back in 2009 – or at least how I thought I did. It sounds made up but I promise you it’s a true story – ask Mum if you don’t believe me. … Read the rest
Today is National Writing Day – a celebration of the pleasure and power of creative writing – so I’m sharing a short story I wrote a while ago. The challenge was to write a story within a certain word limit, using dialogue only. I hope you enjoy it.
I’ve probably watched more television so far in 2020 than I watched in the whole of last year, thanks largely to the fact that my family spent 11 weeks shielding from coronavirus and not leaving the house.
Several friends and relatives have been asking me for TV recommendations so I thought I’d write a blog … Read the rest
It was my partner’s youngest son’s birthday at the weekend and one of the presents I gave him was a book I made just for him. We’re still self-isolating (10 weeks since we left the house!) and at the time I had the idea, I wasn’t sure how easy it would be to get hold … Read the rest
A Dog’s Journey, the sequel to the heart-warming film A Dog’s Purpose, is released in the UK on Friday (May 3). Unsurprisingly, it looks from the trailer like it’s going to be pretty similar to the first film. Watching it will undoubtedly be a popular choice for people looking for something to do over the … Read the rest