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Joking in the Bible…

Here’s me with James Cary – BBC sitcom writer (Miranda, Think the Unthinkable, Bluestone 42), occasional preacher (Christian) and author of “The Sacred Art of Joking.” In this episode of James’ excellent podcast, we discuss the bible story where Jesus…

Cockle-warmers

Like most writers / creators / human beings, my confidence can go from sky high to furrow-low and back again a good number of times in a day. The smallest things can make a difference to how secure I feel…

Between Me and my Cup of Tea

This week my youngest turned seven (Minecraft birthday cake, complete with chocolate ‘earth’ and fondant Wither – tick!).  My oldest is going to secondary school in September (own phone, beginnings of mature conversation, increasing frostiness towards parents – tick!).  I…

Comic Relief – BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

I was invited onto BBC Radio Cambridgeshire last Friday for Comic Relief day 2021, and shared some short, silly poems with host Amir Suleman. It was great fun, and I enjoyed myself, and hopefully brought some smiles to Amir and…

JVT – another new song, another unlikely hero.

I have a history of writing songs and poems for unlikely heroes – and here’s the latest. The straight-talking, fact-based, appealingly unpretentious Professor Jonathan Van Tam. I had such fun working with some musician friends, sound engineer and a professional…

Living for the 8th of March – new song

Here’s my next offer of whimsical nonsense based on solid, shared truth…!!! Me, looking my worst (on purpose (mostly)) and singing about the salvation to come on 8th March for all those like me who have children at home during…

Christmas 2020 – “Unplanned?”

I was asked to write a poem for a virtual Christmas service at my church. This is the result. I was fairly chuffed with it. I’d love to know more about what was really in the minds of all the…

“Vaccinate Me” racks up some views

Pleased to see that my song, “Won’t you Vaccinate Me” has brought a smile to a good many faces since I posted it. Over 2,000 views on Youtube and many likes, messages and so on, via Facebook and Twitter. Little…