Blog

01
Jan

A challenge to myself

I’ve been thinking.  This blog needs another dimension to it.  I was hoping that the whole idea of talking to you about my life on the road would almost be enough, but I think it needs something else to make it work....
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31
Dec

A micro tour of my lorry home

Not that I have ever made any New Year’s resolution I have kept longer than a few days, but this year the resolution is to write this blog more regularly and to become better at it. As I set out originally to...
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31
Dec

New for 2014

A few good things to report for Summer 2014 which is shaping up as another great season. Firstly, one side of the lorry has been painted. Mural artist Greg MacMillan has created a wonderful trompe l’oeil mural on the side. Here’s what...
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05
Dec

‘Thank you, I loved the show’

One of the things that makes my heart glad is when someone in the audience comes over and says how much they’ve enjoyed the show.  I particularly love the teeny children who edge up to me, shy and embarrassed, but wanting to...
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02
Nov

“Do you do children’s parties?”

I guess it’s the question that I am asked most often at the end of a show.  Of course it’s also the one question many entertainers dread.  I’m not sure why they don’t like being asked.  Is it that they think they’re...
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07
Oct

Living on the road

I was suddenly aware that this weekend is my second anniversary of living in my lorry fulltime.  How time flies when you’re having fun.  So today’s blog in my very occasional series is about the joys and some of the tribulations of...
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25
Jun

Windy Wimbledon

I love the Wimbledon Village Fair.  I think I’ve done it now for five years and it’s been a real pleasure every year.  Living for a night or two on Wimbledon Common is part of the pleasure.  The first year caused great...
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16
Jun

A wild wet and windy week in the West

Well another dreadful June week at the Ilfracombe Victorian Festival.  Not dreadful in terms of the spirit or the people, just the weather which has been autumnal at least and wintery at worst.  The extraordinary group of replica Victorians who organise and...
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23
May

An old guy begins the new season

  Well first of all a real apology for all those people who were expecting more regular contributions from me.  Not that probably there are too many hanging off my every blog, but I was hoping to make this happen a little...
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16
Jan

Do you think this is right?

It’s been a while since my last entry and I can only blame Christmas, New Year and anyone and anything else who happens to raise themselves into the ‘my fault’ firing line. But really it has been laziness.  I hate winter.  It...
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