Orlando without the kids

Florida

I’ve done something bad. What sort of dad would travel to Orlando, home of Disney World and Universal Studios, without his children?

I knew they’d be upset. But then I did get them a Nintendo Wii at Christmas, plus I took them to the zoo not two weeks back. So, in a way, they owed me. (more…)

Street fighter

Why wasn’t I seen for the part of this demonstrator guy? It should have been me…

Do The Cancun

Cancun

The thing is, I’m a nervous traveller. It’s not the flying; it’s everything else. I always leave heaps of time to get to the airport before check-in, usually about a month, and I always overpack – I need two suitcases and a deluxe carry-all with trolley option just to get the morning paper. I exaggerate of course, but, as my family will vouch, only slightly.

Still, even I couldn’t say no to a trip to Mexico to cover the celebrity opening of a luxury hotel to be attended by, among others, Cindy Crawford. (more…)

Clive Hole

Some pictures from a short film I did in 2008, based on a short story by Alexei Sayle, written and directed by James Carter-Johnson.

Those are the facts. Here are some pictures…

My dad’s death

My Dad at his 70th birthday party

My Dad at his 70th birthday party

My dad died last week. You could say it was sort of expected. He was in a nursing home, confined to his bed by a series of strokes, the last of which had left him unable to speak; but that doesn’t, of course, make it any less shocking. A lot of what’s happened since I might have predicted – the sadness, the guilt, the support of my friends. But there’s also been a lot I wasn’t prepared for. (more…)

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