Category Archives: Stuff and Nonsense

And Breathe…


After fifty blogs, each running around 1000 to 1200 words, over the past year, it’s time to take a little breather. Well earned, I think. I’m glad you agree. Thanks to all of you who hung in there with me. … Continue reading

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N3 Warriors


You really bond with a person when  you share a life-and-death experience with them. You learn their history, their hopes and dreams, their favourite flavour of ice cream. Sometimes you even learn their name. Yesterday morning, my companion was a … Continue reading

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Take It to the Limit


In last week’s post The Second-Trickiest Question to Ask a Writer I briefly pondered this question: does art have limits? There are no easy answers, perhaps no answers at all, and I wanted to savour it a while. Over the past week, … Continue reading

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Welcome, Elijah


 I hope you’ll forgive a slight detour from the usual blog today while I gush about my first grandchild. Elijah Edward was born on 16th March and weighed in at 5lb 3oz. Huge congratulations to proud mommy Cara and daddy … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Pantos


Today’s blog is brought to you by Jane E. It was the best of pantos, it was the worst of pantos… Well, worst is a bit harsh. Let’s just say not my cup of Rosie Lee. Ever since I was … Continue reading

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Lee Mead at Leeds City Varieties


It’s OK, I live here… A couple of weeks ago Geri invited me to write a review for her blog. This week she’s has invited me to do it again, while she recuperates from illness. Mwah ha ha!! The Power! … Continue reading

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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Rocks Brum


Today I’m handing my blog over to best friend, editor, and fellow theatre fan, Jane. She and I spent the weekend in Birmingham. One of the things we did was go to the B’ham Hippodrome to see Chitty Chitty Bang … Continue reading

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