Happy 60th

Today was my Mother-in-laws 60th Birthday. Although we celebrated it in our own way, she never got to see it. You know the old saying: “Only the good die young”. I’m starting to think there’s something in that.

There is Nothing Like a Dame

My wife recently finished directing a pantomime for a local theatre group, Trimley Saints Players, called “May the Farce be With You!”. It was an unusual mix of Jack and the Beanstalk and Star Wars… yes I know, but trust me it worked really well. The show was a great success and was very funny…

Suicide

Last night I caught a documentary on BBC3 about Suicide. It was a very personal documentary hosted (is that the right word?) by UK rapper Professor Green who lost his own father to Suicide. Not only was it very eye opening it was also very sensitively handled and in some ways inspiring. Suicide is the…

It’s Not Easy Seeing Green

What the hell is going on? I’ve hunted high and low… but can I find one? No, no I cant! They are harder to find than Wally (Waldo if you’re from the US) in a red & white striped jumper factory. Thinner on the ground than acting awards for black people (topical humour, I thank…

I Remember When This Was All Just Fields!

I was reminded the other day that I am now in the unenviable position of working with people who are less than half my age. This is a sobering thought as until recently I had been under the impression I was still young and sprightly, despite the repeated abuse from my children about how old…

Play That Funky Music White Boy

It was recently our middle son’s 10th Birthday and following on from the Piano theme of my last post, we decided to also get him a musical instrument as we did his brother. He already had a kids guitar, which, to be frank, was shocking, and he said he would like a proper one and…

Pia-pia-piano

When asked what he wanted for his birthday my youngest showed zero hesitation. “A Piano!!” He already has one of those kids ones with the light up keys and the never ending series of mind numbing, demo-mode tunes of joy. However this time he wanted the real deal.