Archive for the ‘Family’ Category

Mack Nuggets

01May16

Here’s what I’ve been on about on BOB fm lately… Boaty McBoatface and the end of democracy; Did Kim Jong-Un know I was back? Are the Spice Girls getting back together? I talk to Geri Horner (Halliwell), Ginger Spice; Pranks; Sarcasm can be good; The voice of BOB talks about performing love scenes; Justice for […]


A schoolboy holds a leather ball In a photograph on a bedroom wall the bed is made, the curtains drawn as silence greets the break of dawn. The dusk gives way to morning light revealing shades of red and white which hang from posters locked in time of the Liverpool team of 89. Upon a […]


Kidding

30Mar16

Have you ever wondered how kids earn their keep? I was round at my Mum’s yesterday and she told me my cousin’s son had visited her on the weekend and brought his three year old son with him. Mum described the three year old as “delightful”. I asked what it was that he’d said or […]


It’s funny when things get lost in translation. A while ago, I mentioned the time I rented a convertible in Italy. It rained and although I managed to get the roof up, it didn’t seal properly above the windscreen on the driver’s side. When I got to the hotel, the porter who took our bags […]


You never know how your family is going to react when you appear on national TV. In 2003, I was invited to appear on Ready Steady Cook. When it was broadcast, I was surprised by the reaction from my parents. I talked about it on the radio station I was working on at the time […]


My mum has always said that if her house was on fire the only thing she’d run back in to get would be the home movies. Actually she didn’t call them “home movies” they were always called the “cine films”. Not long after my parents were married, their house was burgled and my father’s still […]