It’s official. MSN Messenger (or Windows Live Messenger as it is now known) will cease to exist on March 15, 2013. Obviously I can’t say I’ll miss it because I haven’t logged on to it since about 2007, but still – before Facebook allowed you to do all the cyber-socialising you could ever need, this … Continue reading RIP MSN Messenger: Here are 12 things that made you so great
The annual January onslaught of snow has caused its annual onslaught of chaos – schools closing, roads freezing and rail networks struggling to keep to timetable. GRR, SNOW. But whilst it’s all sometimes just a massive (if pretty) pain in the arse, other times it makes for *strike up the emotive soft-rock* good times and … Continue reading Ice’n’easy: Five warm memories of cold snow days
This bought me out in floods of tears so I had to share it – an amazing speech from Jodie Foster in which she accepts her Cecil B DeMille Award at last night’s Golden Globes. So articulate, so classy, so warm – she acknowledges her homosexuality in public for the first time, in a brilliant way … Continue reading Jodie Foster’s Golden Globes speech is basically the best thing that’s ever happened. Ever.
JAMBO!* This is a blog I set up in 2010 for my “personal” stuff (as in ramblings that aren’t applicable to sites like AMAZEPOP, not dirty images), but it eventually got forgotten; left to gather dust in a dark corner of WordPress while I waltzed off to have an intense and passionate affair with Tumblr. … Continue reading Old blog, new start, etc
I was gonna do one of those self-indulgent Facebook statusses and/or tweets about how good 2012 was, but then thought ‘why stop there? Why not do a self-indulgent MASSIVE BLOG instead?’ Exactly. Here are my Top 10 ‘bits’ of 2012. 10. Chergate It’s a highlight in the loosest possible sense of the word, but it … Continue reading Top 10 life things of 2012
In addition to the excitement of writing and appearing in a play at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe, there was also of course the chance to watch a load of shows and take advantage of the world’s biggest arts festival. Two of my Top 3 productions from 2011 – A Clockwork Orange and Translunar Paradise – … Continue reading Edinburgh Fringe 2012: Good shows etc
My short play ‘With Layers On’ was performed last night as part of Minotaur Theatre Company’s Shorts festival. It’s been very surreal watching people act words that I’d written, weird as that sounds, and I’m sooo grateful to director Ali Wilson and cast members Tom Moran, Xanthe Patterson and Alice Spalding for bringing it to … Continue reading “Grown-ups are just children with layers on.”