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Friday, May 16, 2008

Spice Up My Life? Oh Go On Then, If I must...

Up until now I've kept the subject matter of this blog relatively light hearted. But there comes a point for every writer when they must reward their loyal readers by baring the darker secrets of their soul. I want you to know that what you are about to read is in the spirit of sharing and I do not... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Reinventing Shakespeare

One of the best things about writing poetry is the opportunity to reinvent and twist old forms and formats. Shakespeare is without doubt one of the most celebrated poets of all time and to celebrate this I recently made a small tribute to him in my poetry journal with the following Sonnet: Shall I... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Tales from the Old City: Why I'll Never Grow Whiskers

London has a very cosmopolitan reputation, and it's amazing how varied your experience of the capital can be. After spending the first year of my writing career in the West End I was somewhat sad to leave it behind for a new job opportunity. The prospect of working in broadcast journalism was... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

An English Girl in New York

Excerpt from 25/03/3008 In China Town everything has a price. Whilst searching Canal Street for a long-coveted fake Rolex on a Manhattan market stall, I came across two baby turtles. They were captive in a very small plastic box and only had a little bit of water. The sun was shining strong by this... Sign in to see full entry.

The Illusion of the Virtual World: You Can't Download a Personality

As if you haven’t got enough to worry about when you’re going under the knife, it has recently been announced that surgeons will soon receive their training via the Nintendo Wii. Apparently the intricate exercise that only this console can provide limbers their fingers enabling them to raise their... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Rehashing the Past: Journal Entry from 18th February 2002

I stumbled across this in one of my old journals. It was my second year of university. I was 22 at the time, reading Psychology but even back then I had a passion to become a writer. "As I look at the world, it is as if looking within, for inside it is winter the sharp spindles of bony bare trees... Sign in to see full entry.

The 80s are Back in Vogue!

Brits have named the 80s as the era they'd most like to bring back in a new poll. To be more specific we want to see the return of classic shows such as Bananaman, SuperTed, and Rainbow. 1 in 5 said they'd like to see Spandau Ballet back in the chart...this much is true! The 80s are currently making... Sign in to see full entry.

Simplifying Shakespeare: Bill Bryson Examines the 17th Century Mystery Man

Bill Bryson has already established himself as a master of all trades and has now turned his none-too-subtle genius to the great bard and his contribution to both English language and literature. Bryson’s contribution to the Shakespeare story is not only highly readable but brutally honest. Did you... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

I, ROBOT

After a recent visit to Pollocks Toy Museum in London, I rediscovered my love for Robots... and no I’m not referring to the (pretty dire) 2005 film showcasing an array of celebrity voices. I'm actually talking about the original tin toys themselves. This said, that particular film is just one of the... Sign in to see full entry.

Come Hither Cartoons: Sketches with Serious Sex Appeal

The other week I caught the tail end (no pun intended) of “Who Framed Roger Rabbit” - the film that secured all those stunning BT adverts for Bob Hoskins. I’d forgotten just how much of a genius Christopher Lloyd really is when it comes to comic acting and I was also reminded why Jessica Rabbit is... Sign in to see full entry.

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