Blog

14
Sep

Hello Lincoln, Goodbye Monmouth

As the summer season draws to a close at the start of the back end fairs I can look back at 2016’s gigs. The weather has been a bit unkind to me this summer.  I haven’t had a single gig with no...
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15
Aug

Shrewsbury seguay sensation

Shrewsbury Flower Show has seen the flowering of a new mode of travelling life for Mr Alexander. I’ve blogged about the hoverboard/seguay/electric skateboard previously and my walkabout burlesque character Verity who inspired its original inclusion has come out at a couple of...
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05
Aug

Netley to Hinckley to Heckington

It’s all in the location. Not just the style and theme of an event but location can make a huge difference to the success of my contribution. I have been concerned for a couple of years about my pitch at Netley Marsh...
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17
Jul

Clock swap

‘Hey Mate!’ The Liverpudlian twang was unmistakeable. The two words rhymed perfectly and the ‘t’ of the ‘mate’ was almost sibilant, hissed through closed teeth, ‘You wanna hand? I’m bored and I can help if you wan’ ’. The speaker, a gangly...
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14
Jul

No more two day weekends

It’s not that I dislike one day events. The drama of the concentrated celebration always makes for memorable afternoons in the British summer. Some of my favourite gigs are one day wonders. There was a time when I’d do two single day...
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30
Jun

Loanhead for you, Loanhead for me

I worked my way north for four days from Ilfracombe to Loanhead last week. The longest trip ever between gigs in my travelling life, it was both relaxing and enjoyable to watch Britain unfurl through my lorry windscreen. The best was the...
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01
Jun

My wondrous new website

Well the old one had done great service.  The result of a short course a few years back at the local college where I learned enough HTML to cobble the thing together but it was certainly showing its age. (No parallels please)...
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01
Jun

It’s never as bad as I think

Since I last wrote a lot has happened.  The season is now properly underway with Herts County Show an almost distant memory.  Once the main season starts the days roll by with such a speed it’s hard to catch up.  Herts County...
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15
May

I’m so excited

You will note that I resisted capitalising the s word or adding ‘O’s as my iphone predictive texts suggests I might like to do (as if it were the OED).  The use of that particular s word has become one of the...
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