Blog

14
Dec

Living in a lorry Tour 1

For those who are new to my blog (and there are quite a few new readers lately I am very pleased to say), I am going to take you on a brief tour of my lovely lorry which will be accompanied with...
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14
Dec

Best laid plans

I had everything ready.  The new stage legs adapted so they didn’t wobble in their poorly crafted sockets, a few things given a ‘cat’s lick and a promise’ of black paint, trailer packed and double idiot checked that nothing was forgotten.  (How did I...
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14
Dec

Living close to the weather

With the rain drumming on the lorry roof, the wind shaking the suspension, it being almost dark and only three o’clock in the afternoon, I can’t pretend any more that the winter is yet to come. It’s here now and if you’re...
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10
Nov

See the workshop, know the maker.

I have been thinking for some time about re-designing the supports for my stage.  The current system (which I designed) is too ponderous.  It takes a long time to set up and take down and at the end of a long performing day it...
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10
Nov

Sharing the limelight

When I see energy and passion in a performer it fills my heart with joy.  Sadly it happens only rarely and then more often than not I’m sitting in the cinema or the theatre.  There are very few performers I see in the street...
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02
Nov

Back to Blog

Well it’s been a long while since I last wrote so some explanations are required.  Just over a year ago when I stopped writing this blog I was going through some personal challenges and felt the blog had been acting as a kind...
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21
Sep

Bournemouth and beyond

If I’m in Queen’s Park I know it must be autumn. Kilburn is now my only annual sojourn into the smoke of the metropolis, but it is always a pleasurable one. It is quite easy to access from the end of the...
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16
Sep

Malpas Yesteryear Rally

I love hearing and reading well-written reviews. Please do let me have them. I will even share them if they are critical. Here’s a lovely one from George who was at Malpas last weekend. ‘Good to see Mr Alexander again at Malpas...
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15
Sep

Wallingford and the petal flutterer

It was an epic Wallingford Bunkfest this year. It’s always amongst the best events of the year but this one was special. The weather wasn’t perfect but only one Saturday show and film night curtailed, with Sunday turning warm and kind thus...
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14
Sep

Life-changing happenings

I have previously had one life-changing happening. I was in my late twenties and at that time lived in Commer Walkthrough lorry with a wonderful Perkins 4203 diesel engine. It was before my days of trailers and loads of props. I was...
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