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December 2016

Feel-Good, Lifestyle

2016- The Best Year

You probably read that and internally screamed BREXIT! TRUMP! CELEBRITY DEATHS! TOBLERONE! And yes, undeniably this year has had lots of dark, sad moments. However, in these days between Christmas and New Year (which I like to call ‘Inbetweenmas’) I like to look back and reflect on the past 12 months. And actually they’ve been bloody brilliant. So I thought I’d share some of the happiness and light, the big heart-burstingly joyous things and the tiny pieces of glitter, plus some of the  ...

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Culture, Theatre

In Praise of Panto

When you think of Christmas, what springs to mind? Tinsel? Trees? Red cups? Family size tins of Quality Street? When I think of Christmas, I think of work. For actors, the festive season is a cornucopia of casting opportunities, which let’s be frank, for the majority of us is not the case the rest of the year. Why? Well, because panto is still as much of a Christmas stalwart as mince pies, having a squashed Satsuma in the bottom of your stocking and falling asleep in front of the Queen’s  ...

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Feel-Good

A Blue Christmas

I love Christmas. I love the tinsel, the tat, the sense of goodwill to all and mostly, I love the pigs in blankets. I’ve always been fortunate enough to be ensconced within the bosom of loved ones at this time of year, always felt the warm fuzzy glow of giving and generally felt a real happiness as I snuggle into my Christmas jumper. This year I feel different. I’ve made no secret of the fact on this ‘ere blog that I struggle with mental illness. That sometimes everything is TOO HARD and I  ...

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Travel

Ember Cottage, Cornwall

Last year before I headed off to the land of glitter and fairytales (panto) I took a little break down to Cornwall for a bit of R&R with one of my best mates. It did such a good job of rejuvenating me ready for a whole season of boos, hisses and it’s behind yous that I was keen to do it again  this year before I got my wings out one more time for the lads. So last month, me and Him toddled off down to Polruan, an ancient fishing village in South East Cornwall to stay at Ember Cottage.  ...

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