What day is it? Thursday? Day EIGHT?! I’ve been under house arrest for eight whole days – held captive by germs. We’ve survived the first wave. Congratulations everyone. We’ve made … Continue reading Adventures in Quarantine: DAY EIGHT… in which I lapse into a fever dream that the pandemic is actually a ridiculous action disaster movie
Writer and comedian. Work includes two solo shows at the Edinburgh Festival: Choose Your Own Edventure (interactive storytelling) and Shoegazing (introverted stand-up), collaborated with artist Chris Hagan in Brighton: The Graphic Novel (Queenspark Books) and written various fourth-wall-breaking short plays and sketches for Cast Iron Theatre.
We were, to be honest, already past the “Ho ho, it’s the perfect time to book a cheap cruise” phase of the pandemic. Alternative lyrics to My Sharona by The Knack had been posited and forgotten, mutterings of “corona” after someone sneezed or coughed were no longer said in jest… It was clear that unlike SARS or BIRD FLU this was the real deal. Third time’s the (c)harm…
It’s nerve-wracking. The world is going crazy. We’re all about to be infected with a debilitating virus, the Prime Minister says we are about to lose loved ones and, terrifyingly, … Continue reading EVADING THE CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) BY SEEKING SANCTUARY IN THE BRITISH MUSEUM
What is a blog? Why is a blog? Where is a blog? ANSWERS: This. Because someone wants to feel important. In space. I am thinking of resuscitating this blog and … Continue reading LONG BORING TEDIOUS NONSENSE
Alright, I haven’t recorded that album yet. But I have read all Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock stories this year. And followed that up by re-watching all of the BBC … Continue reading Jim Holland sings the complete works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
There are are too many “things” being produced these days. We all know this. There’s just no time to take them all in. So this update is only 12 bullet … Continue reading DO NOT READ THIS BLOG OR A SMALL MAN WILL CLIMB OUT OF A WELL AND OUT OF YOUR TELEVISION AND THEN OUT OF YOUR HOUSE AND INTO ANOTHER WELL AND THEN OUT OF THAT WELL AND THEN THE WHOLE TEDIOUS PROCESS WILL REPEAT… FOREVER.
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I’m very much looking forward to doing my Shoegazing show in a couple of days. It’s at the Sweet Dukebox as part of the Brighton Fringe. The show is about … Continue reading Shoegazing in the Brighton Fringe 2017
Happy new year! Did you know I’ve not got around to writing one of these blogs since before Christmas? Of course you did! You’ve been on tenterhooks for the last … Continue reading The Story Totaliser 2016
My very short story, Orange Spray Paint, has been accepted for an Anthology by members of my writing group, The Hatchery. You can download a copy onto your kindle, or other … Continue reading The Hatchery Anthology
Unbelievably, I’ve gotten through the five-week short story Masterclass already. It’s been very difficult trying to juggle the homework with everything else that’s been going on but I’ve tried to … Continue reading Masterclass dismissed!
I had my first ‘rejection letter’ a couple of weeks ago (I’ve put that in inverted commas because it wasn’t a letter, it was an email). It was from The … Continue reading Rejection